Post # 1
HI EVERYONE!!! I am having an open bar but the venue only allows canned beer. I really do not want my big day to feel like a college party. Would it be strange to have the bartender pour the beer in a clear plastic cup instead? I really do no want pictures of people with beer cans. Please let me know how you feel. Thanks
Post # 3
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
@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
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
We were only allowed canned beer as well. It wasn’t a problem at all, I didn’t even notice.
Post # 7
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
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
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
Are they serving all drinks in plastic cups? If they are, it will fit right in.
Post # 11
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
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
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
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
Cans prevent people from breaking glass. My vote is with a PP, get can coozies!
Post # 16
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.