Post # 1
Ok I’m TRYING to trim the budget were it’s not fixed. That would be food and drinks. Now I am wondering if it’s possible to ask guest if they drink wine? If they prefer this type of drink I can save a ton of money. The reason being…
I have the option of per consumption or per person at my hotel . If I know a fair amount of people will be ok will drinking wine I can have bottles of white and red wine set on the table. People can still order drinks from the bar but I think that it lower my consuption level. Making it a cheaper way to go since it’s $85 per person paying for the other way. Is this tacky to do? This would allow me to focus more on the food. Is this tacky to ask friends when I talk to them? Not like they locked into drinking wine all night !!
I know I’m taking a huge gamble either way since the crowd all party people !
Post # 3
This is fairly common practice at weddings.
And you can actually close the bar during dinner so that they will not be up and down a lot and will drink the wine that is on the tables.
Post # 4
I am offering Beer, Wine and Champagne only at my wedding. There will be no hard alcohol… period.
So I dont think that it is bad that you only serve wine.
Post # 5
….I am a bit confused about what you’re exactly trying to do……
If you are trying to trim the budget and still provide alcohol. I would just go with either liquor or wine and just leave it at that. They will live.
But I wouldn’t go to the extent of asking them.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t ask anyone, just simply make the choice to serve beer and wine only. As others are saying, this is common, and people won’t think twice about it.
Post # 7
I’m thinking I would go ahead with your plan, but not bother to ask people.
Post # 8
OHhhh I didnt even think of just closing the bar during dinner so they can only drink the wine. That would for sure help cut cost…I will for sure ask my hotel planner about this when we talk next month.
I dont want to make them only drink that. Not all people like wine. I was just trying to figure out ways to save some money since my budget becomg Bridazilla not ME !!
Ps I can get bottles for 35-50 bottles compared to 8-15 a drink is why I was trying to see how many ppl would be ok with wine naturally.
Post # 9
I’d close the bar til after dinner and just put the wine out for people if that’d lower your costs. That’s not an unsual thing at all. Plus if you open the bar afterward people get all excited, vs having it be open the whole time. I dont know why but I find it’s true!
Post # 10
Yeah, I say close the bar during dinner, definitely!
Post # 11
I really do not think you need to ask your guests this question because it is really up to you. If I were a guest at a wedding I would be happy with wine. It’s nice of you to consider their taste but when it comes to alcohol a lot of people host none at all so just wine is fine. Or maybe you can do beer and wine? Mixed drinks are usually the most expensive.
Post # 12
So wine with Hors d’oeuvres and dinner. Afterwards open full bar?
Post # 13
I agree that whatever you decide, you should not ask your guests! Also, it’s common to have a wine-only reception, so if PART of your reception is wine-only, you’re totally fine! Good luck!
Post # 14
Well, my alcohol package is red and white wine served at dinner, but the bar is still technically open so they can go get a different drink if they want. There will be open bar during cocktail hour, before and after dinner, but it makes sense to only serve wine during dinner so people slow down and there’s less chaos.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I think maybe open bar during cocktail hour too, just not during dinner – but I don’t think you need to bother asking people, either
Post # 16
If you’re thinking about budget but worried about etiquette, just serve beer and wine. We did this and it worked out great – if you are switching back and forth, it may confuse people and cause drama if they first got a drink for free, then when they go back, they have to pay for it.