(Closed) Canned beer at an open bar! ? ! ?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I recently went to a wedding with bottled beer and it just felt natural.  I understand about the cans though.  Maybe consider giving away coozies as a wedding favor?  That way the only thing in the pictures will be something about you and your husband and your special day… on a coozie.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@agiogaia:  what is their reason for only allowing canned beer?  Is it to avoid glass on the premises?  Obviously renting actual glasses would be the most formal option, but if you’re not allowed glass at all, then I guess clear plastic cups would be better than beer cans.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We were allowed bottled beer but I didn’t want them in my pictures so I had the bartenders pour them into cups.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We were only allowed canned beer as well.  It wasn’t a problem at all, I didn’t even notice. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Most places won’t allow glass bottles because those have the potential to break and someone can get hurt, causing all kinds of insurance/legal nonsense.(this is true at my venue). 

We are considering cans or kegs in which the beer will be served in plastic cups. 

Come to think of it, most weddings I’ve been to have the beer served in plastic cups — even at the fancy places.

Course I live in Pennsylvania and our alcohol laws are from the 1500’s so . . . .

But I don’t see anything wrong with the platic cups. If you aren’t crazy about the clear plastic, maybe you could order some custom paper ones or something? I also liked the coozie idea. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

They make some awesome beer that comes in cans now, so you’ll have a choice!  I would ask if you can pour beer into plastic cups for pictures.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think throwing away all those cans PLUS plastic cups is kind of wasteful, could you rent beer glasses?

I don’t think drinking beer out of a can is a big deal at all – what kind of venue did you pick? Is it a rustic venue?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are they serving all drinks in plastic cups? If they are, it will fit right in.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I do not think this will be a problem ,like MsVoyageur mentioned, some good beers come canned- look into IPAs bc apperently, they are preserved better in cans vs. bottles. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hmm…I personally think the plastic cups would make it seem more like a college kegger (beer pong anyone?)

There are plenty of classy beers in cans now. If it is going to bug you terribly, see what you can do in the way of rentals

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If you get plastic cups, go for the fancy clear ones that are harder plastic than the normal Solo cup.

I don’t think canned beer is bad…

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think you’re stressing out over a minute detail, that won’t matter in the grand scheme of things. If you obsess about everything, you’ll find problems with everything. Just go with the cans. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Cans prevent people from breaking glass. My vote is with a PP, get can coozies!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

If it’s in the budget, do Koozies. If not, they can pour into opaque cups. If it’s in the budget, you can even order custom plastic cups now. If not, buy/ order cups that are whatever color you want. If that’s too “college kegger” for you, check into renting glasses for the beer so you’re not throwing away two things at the end of the night. Your caterer may have options– check with them.

The craft beer market has been flooded with really good brews in cans, so you have options for your beer other than Natty Lite, etc. Again, it all comes down to what’s in your budget.

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