Drink options for small wedding

posted 1 month ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Clarksville, VA

We’re having a super small wedding (maybe ten guests) and our only alcohol is the wine for our toast. It’s going to be low key affair and the venue has a bar in it if anyone really needs to drink more.

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

A white, a red, beer, and hard punch sounds great! What kind of beer though? 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We had 70 guests. We had 2 beers, a cider, red/white wine, champagne and a toast. However, our wedding was also pretty formal at a mansion. For a laid back wedding, I think having beer & wine along with a champagne toast is fine.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We did a very small wedding, so we had beer, wine, and booze.. but we only had like 20 people… however most of the weddings that I have been too recently are just beer and wine, so for cost reasons you could prob just do the red and white wine, and the beer then a bottle of champagne on each table for the toast … and not sure if you have a Trader Joes store where you you live, but they have what we call ” 2 buck chuck” it’s a wine by Charles Shaw.. decent.. and it’s $2.99 a bottle or the organic one is $3.99 a bottle so that makes it $35.88-$47.88 a case.. and this is what a lot of people are using for their weddings these days and for the beer I would do a Keg! especially since you said it was laid back! I love laid back weddings!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

That sounds good, bee! 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

How much do your family/friends like to drink/how big is the table?

Two bottles of wine and a bottle of champagne for a table of 8 seems like not very much…

My girlfriend just married an Irish dude. They had 108 guests. 200 bottles of wine and 3 kegs. She said they had 4 bottles of wine left at the end of the wedding.

No objections to minimal selection, but I would make sure there is enough alcohol for a fun party (if that is what you want/ rather than a luncheon).

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

jaydeeplatinum :  omg “the two buck chuck” is that literally the name on the bottle? 

I don’t know what Chuck means in the US but here in Aus it means to vomit so I can’t think of a more perfect name for a dirt cheap bottle of vino

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

We had 45 guests and just paid for everyone’s tab at the end of the night. It was at a brewery so people could order whatever they wanted from the bar, wine and mixed drinks included.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

sbl99 :  haha! No, the name is Charles Shaw, here in the US Chuck  is short for Charles! So it’s just a nick name .. It’s pretty decent for cheap wine, way better than Franzia and she said she was sticking to a budget! One of the last weddings I went to they served it! 

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