(Closed) bottled water – acceptable?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Is it tacky to have water bottles at the bar and no water at the table for the reception?
    I would never do it myself. : (35 votes)
    42 %
    I don't think anyone would really care. : (49 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 3
    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

     I also had a summer wedding, and water at the table is a must. We had bottled water available outside during the ceremony, but for dinner, Id keep it to glasses.

    Post # 4
    1037 posts
    Bumble bee

    We’re putting water bottles in galvanized buckets filled with ice. I’m going to give my guests the benefit of the doubt that they are all capable of getting off their asses and getting themselves something to drink… lol. I’m making sure there will be plenty too, so there’s no fear of running out/running low. 

    Post # 5
    47209 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s probably easier to keep the water cold at the bar.I would just think of a way to make it obvious that you do have bottled water available.

    Post # 6
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Personally, I wouldn’t want it in my pics. You don’t think about it until you actually SEE the pics but people standing around chugging out of plastic water bottles would bother me forever more. I had lamb chops at my wedding (frenched) and I do not have a single pic without someone standing there chowing down on a chop. May as well just had bbq spareribs.

    Post # 7
    8575 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We are doing water pitchers.

    I totally agree with the PP – I don’t want any pictures of have people holding water bottles. It’s just as bad as red solo cups for me!

    But that’s probably just me.

    Post # 8
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    It depends on the formality of your wedding. I would prefer water at my table though as I am likely to forget water when I’m up getting food at a buffet or before I sit down for a sit down meal. 

    Post # 9
    1122 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @tasha_m:  waste of plastic & bad for the environment.  i would be mad.  and yes, it is tacky to have water bottles, you dont want them showing up in pictures.  

    Post # 10
    5272 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think water pitchers would look alot nicer. Water bottles in pictures would look off and like PP said would bug me seeing them in the pictures

    Post # 11
    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m going to agree with having the water in pitchers, look wise it’ll photograph better. 

    Post # 12
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I agree that is depends on the formality of your event. Mine is a laid back rustic barn wedding. Water bottles are entirely suitable. There will also be canned soda and bottled beer, or maybe a keg, i’m actually not sure on that one yet lol. Anything served in a cup will be a clear plastic cup.

    Post # 13
    1556 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Honestly, I think having water on the table is better especially when you have drinkers. It makes it widely available and not an extra effort to hydrate responsibly.

    Post # 14
    27 posts
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We’re having bottled water at our wedding simply because the venue doesn’t have a safe source of drinking water.  It’s at a vineyard, so we would have to bring in water and ice no matter what. Bottles are easiest for us to haul down there and serve.

    Post # 15
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We had a casual wedding in a park with our reception across the street at the VFW.  We brought in bottled water and kept it by our buffet table.  We did it so the bartender didn’t have to give our guests water.  Also, we catered our own food, so it wasn’t like there was an included set-up crew who would set tables with water pitchers and glasses.

    I think it’s a choice you make.  It works in some venues, but in others it would seem tacky.  It worked for us! 😉

    Post # 16
    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Why can’t you do water pitchers? I don’t see the point of standing in a line at a bar for just a bottle of water. Plus water bottles are bad for the environment

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