(Closed) Cocktail Hour

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Do you plan on just guessing what people want to drink and hoping to have enough of it or does your venue provide waiters to take drink orders and go get them filled and bring them back? i went to a wedding recently that did the latter and it worked out great. They didn’t even have a bar at dinner but a waiter to take your drink order.

As far as appetizers I think 4 choices is just the right amount – people just want a little something to snack on but don’t wan’t fill up before the big meal. I always find myself trying one of each of the passed appetizers and leave it at that.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think 4 appis will be fine. Appis are only supposed to whet your appetite and hold you till dinner, not be a meal in themselves.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It depends on how big the crowd is, how big your service staff is, and the set up of the venue. I’m confused as to how the venue coordinator didn’t know how this would be done.

If you have a small crowd and a decent service staff, you could do as a PP suggested, and have people give the server an order, have the server fill it, and have them deliver it. An easier option, IMO, would be to have 1 or 2 signature cocktails premade, and a NA bev, and have the servers walking around with trays of those. Or, as you said, you could do white & red wine and an NA bev. If you’re going this route, I would try to keep it simple and narrow down the amount of different drinks being passed around. 

Are you providing your own alcohol, or does the venue provide it?

ETA: I’m sorry, it seems like you are just looking for suggestions on what exactly to pass, not how to do it. I think a white, a red and a NA bev would be fine

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@rosegirl2325:  In that case, I think white & red wine passed on trays sounds great!

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