(Closed) Beer and Wine only?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s what we’re doing. Adding in mixed drinks would more than triple the cost.

Post # 5
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’re doing beer and wine only too. Because it’s a restaurant, someone who really really wants booze can buy it. Or we can buy Uncle So and So a glass of his aged scotch if it really looks like he’s left out.

It was in part compromise and in part necessity. There are people we would have to reign in if shots were freely available, and there is only one small hotel within reasonable distance to our venue, so there’s too much driving hazard.

Post # 6
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

What is it about the alcohol that makes your parents uncomfortable? Are they worried about guests getting really rowdy, or about drunk driving, or do they just not like alcohol period at all?

There may be things you can do to put them more at ease, like limit the amount of alcohol served or provide transportation or coordinate designated drivers?

Post # 7
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Beer and wine only is perfectly fine.

Post # 9
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We did beer/wine/champagne and no one complained. The cost for that package with 160 guests was almost $4K, and we just couldn’t afford to add liquor to the mix. I think it’s a perfect compromise.

Post # 10
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think that sounds perfect and a great compromise. If you haven’t learned already you soon will, you cannot please everyone especially with wedding planning. So make a decision that you and your Fiance are happy with and as long as it’s done with everyones best interest in mind it’ll be perfect.

Post # 11
10 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

we’re only doing beer and wine. i think it’s more than enough. 

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