Post # 1
We are having issues deciding on what to have at our weddinb booze wise. We are having a semi casual summer wedding at a b&b. We are eating prok bbq, grilled chicken, grilled veggies and classic picnic stuff. We are trying to decide on what to do about booze. We are lucky enough that we can bring any alcohol we want to the site and they will serve it.
Fiance and I want a signature drink (Iced tea, sweet tea vodka and a little lemonade) and beer at the least.
Originally we were going to do beer, wine and the signature drink. However, we have heard from several professionals that we should just pick two. If it were up to just me I would just do 2 signature drinks and 2 kegs of beer. We are going to have about 100 people at our reception.
Post # 3
I don’t see why you should limit yourselves. Three options does not sound like an outrageous amount to me – did these professionals say why they felt that way?
Post # 4
I have heard of a lot of people doing beer, wine and a signature drink. It doesn’t seem like too many options to me. That drink sounds delicious by the way 🙂 What is sweet tea vodka? I’ve never had that before.
Post # 6
Thanks ladies. The pro we talked to said that if you had all three one of them would not get drunk. And, that it was better to have two choices. But luckily, we are getting the wine from Trader Joes, which takes back all unopened bottles.
Sweet tea vodka is a vodka that tastes ust like sweet tea and blends in so nice that you might not realize how much you have had. It is my favorite drink in the whole world!
Post # 7
That advice seems like craziness to me. We had a full bar, with wine and beer and a signature drink plus lots of other liquor options, and our guests made a dent in ALL of them! LOL
There are people who only drink wine, or only drink beer. And then there are people who like hard liquor. Your plan seems perfect to me.
Post # 8
I don’t understand that logic either. People want choices, people have preferences. What if someone doesn’t like beer and vodka?
Post # 9
Your wedding sounds very similar to mine! Even the drinks! We served:
2 types of beer
white & red wine
2 types of Arnold Palmers (one with vodka, one with rye)
Pimm’s cups (Pimm’s liqueur with sprite)
We also had a variety of non-alcoholic drinks, and I told our bartenders that if anyone asked for a drink that they could make but wasn’t on the menu (e.g. rye & coke, rye & gingerale etc) to just make it for them. At least some of everything was gone. The Pimm’s was the least popular. Not much wine was drank either, but I think that’s because we put bottles on the table for dinner, and people just drank from those instead of going up to the bar for wine. I’m not sure who told you to have less choices, but I found it was best to have a variety, as some of my friends will not drink beer/wine.
Post # 10
We’re havning a wedding at a distrillery/vineyard/brewery and are doing 7 beers, 2 wines and a signiture drink.
Many many of my friends ‘only drink wine’, ‘only drink hard alcohol’ and ‘only drink beer’.
I think all three, plus obviously the non-alcoholic, will make everyone happy!