(Closed) Drink Tickets

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
391 posts
Helper bee

I think drink tickets are fine idea. I’ve been to weddings and they were a non-issue. Very few people ended up paying for extra drinks because there were plenty of people not drinking who passed their tickets along. You might also consider getting table wine.

Best of luck. Also beware the people who will tell you anything other than an open bar is tacky! This may be true for some areas of the world but varies by culture and location. This forum: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/for-fun-what-debatable-etiquettes-for-a-wedding-are-acceptable-where-you-live/ Has people posting from all different areas that can help you figure out whether the no-open bar thing is truly tacky for your circumstances. 

Post # 18
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - Old Mill Boathouse

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NFLwidow:  I was just about to say it’s funny how the wedding is all about the couple getting married until it comes to the alcohol and what other people are expecting lol!

OP personally I am limiting alcohol to beer, wine and a serve yourself mimosa bar, but my wedding is a lunch wedding on a Sunday so I can only assume that people aren’t going to get pissed, and am keeping my budget down that way.

I should also add, I don’t think that the drink tickets are tacky!

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 5 months ago by happenstance.
Post # 20
782 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I do not see any issues with drink tickets. I am being forced to have a open bar. My in laws care more about the booze then anything else. Lots of people say having drink tickets look cheap. And MANY of our guest have said if it is not open bar they wont come because that is policing your guest. I do not see anything wrong with trying to save $$ and I don’t think average guest will judge you for that!

Post # 21
1346 posts
Bumble bee

My experience as a guest was meh

They were in a basket that was set outside of the ceremony for folks to grab on the way out.  My husband and I got put on present duty and we were busy putting presents in the car and didn’t get our tickets. 

Later on at the reception, we couldn’t get a drink without the tickets, so my husband bought us our own.  Then we were talking to another guest and they said, Oh I don’t even want my tickets and offered them up.  We weren’t buzzin and left pretty early cuz it was a long day.   

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