(Closed) drink ticket questions

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

A friend of mine’s in laws did this for their rehersal dinner, and because the bride’s father is a partier, they gave everyone two tickets.  After that you could pay for more drinks. It was in the city, so everyone drove to it, and that cut down on alot of drinking, as everyone was from about 20 min out and still had to drive home and be ready for an 11am wedding.  

No one was offended and that was the first time I’d ever seen that, the tickets looked like amusment park ride tickets. 


Post # 4
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Are you doing a welcome bag/basket for Out of Town guest? If so could you possibly include maybe 2 tickets per person with an accomidation note included?

Post # 5
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think that 2 tickets per person would be appropriate. If there are quite a few non-drinkers, they will give their tickets away to people who would like to drink more. 

Post # 6
1827 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@blueberrygirl:  hmm, that is tricky. are your guest tables going to be in a private area? if so, i’d say that your idea about leaving the tickets on the table would be perfect. also, maybe try and spread the info via word of mouth so people know that the bar is open to everyone at the venue, and they’ll need a drink ticket for your event.

Post # 7
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

So the issue is not that you don’t want to pay for unlimited alcohol for your guests, but that you will somehow need to give them the tickets and are wondering how to do so, from a logistical standpoint?

Instead of tickets – could the venue give bracelets?  I feel like tickets could get lost, but if I’m wearing a bracelet and the bartender sees it, he/she will know to charge you for the drink rather than the guest.

Post # 8
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You didn’t mention soft drinks being included? If you have to buy tickets for soft drinks, then you need more than 2 per person. I would say at least 3. 

Post # 9
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m unclear if you’re pre-paying for each ticket or if the hotel only charges you for every ticket they receive back at the bar?  If you are pre-paying and you buy more tickets than are used, will they refund your money for the unused ones?

If yes, than I agree with PPs that two tickets each is a good start.  If people want more, you and your husband can have a stash of them with you and hand out as needed.  And if you end up in a private area, you can put out little bowls/little boxes with a couple of extra tickets. 

Post # 10
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would give each person 2 or 3…however, couldn’t you put the word out for people to tell the bartender that they are a member of your party, so the venue could keep track?

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