(Closed) Beverage Jars????

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Okay, I’m glad you posted this because I’m looking for the same thing and can’t find them anywhere!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m going to use these so that the guests can also scoop out some of the fruit. My friend used them for her wedding this spring and didn’t mention any problems.  The largest is 2 gallons but I’m hoping I won’t have to refill them too often.

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Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My sister bought hers at a Ross store for $25.  It was a 3-gallon container and we refilled it once for a four hour party with 50 people.  She actually had two containers (one with iced tea one, with sangria) but we went through 4-5 gallons of sangria for the whole party, so the 3-gallon container was only refilled one time.  ETA:  I think re-fill factor will be determined by how many guests you have, how manykids vs. adults are coming, if it’s hot outside, etc…

Is there anyway you can do a really deep cleaning of the spigot in order to solve the clogging problem?  The only other cheap drinks I can think of that you can mix up a big batch of are margaritas (on the rocks), mojitos, or electric lemonades.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ahhhh, gotcha.  🙂  I think it is definitely doable.  Plus, I think most people will get drink as soon as they get to the reception and right before dinner.  I think people slow down a little bit after that.  So as long as you can keep up during the high demand times (or have some be on “re-fill” watch for those times), it probably won’t be too big of a hassle to keep up with for the rest of the reception.  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@eholden – I think you’re safe.  If the jars were to run out in 20 minutes I would purposefully be slow to fill them or else you might find you have bigger problems!  😉  

As far as I know, she didn’t put anything down.  They were lighter colored drinks but she also mentioned that the only linen to get dirty was the one on the dessert table so I don’t think there was a lot of spilling.  What are your colors?  Do you have a dark cloth you could put down as a runner?  That would hide any spills.  

However, since you already have some cool jars I would see about fixing those up.  Maybe you could rig a little screen to guard the spout and help keep it from clogging.  To be honest though, sangria isn’t very pulpy.  They’ll probably be just fine.  

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My mom bought some of those large glass containers at Costco.  They had a cute stand and a spigot.  But you could also scoop the fruit from the top.  we used them for a graduation party of about 100.  We had sangria too, and it seemed to work well.  Maybe have some fruit to garnish on side.  

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