Post # 1
We’re planning to use drink tickets for our reception (each adult gets 1 or 2 tickets, after that it’s a cash bar). My mom just wants to go to the party store and buy a roll of tickets, but I’d like to do something a little prettier. Has anyone ever made their own or have any examples? I’m not even sure how to word it (the ticket will be for any drink the bar offers – a glass of wine, bottle of beer, or a cocktail). Any help would be awesome, thanks!
Post # 3
Could you leave the tickets at the bar so that the bartender just pulls a ticket until they run out? That way they don’t have to be pretty!
Post # 4
@FMM: i’d be worried that some people wouldn’t get a drink in this case. if you hand out individual drink tickets with the invitation or whatever, then you at least know there is even distribution. i went to a wedding once with a consumption bar, and the bar hit their pre-determined limit in about 30 minutes (no joke), in which case a lot of people didn’t get a single drink.
Post # 5
What about just giving them some sort of chip instead of a ticket? You could put a sign at the bar stating that the chips are good for one free drink.
How are you going to hand out the tickets/chips?
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception
@Jacqi: I like the chip idea. Maybe you could print something up and cut them out with a circle hole punch. Make it look like a coin of some sort and have it say “good for one drink of your choice” or something like that.
Post # 7
@FMM: I had the same thought as Ms.Meowerson – we want to be sure everyone is able to get one (or two..that’s up to my parents and how much we have left in the budget) drink on us. The venue said they’ve done both tickets and consumption bars, but I definitely have family who would stock up in the first hour and then my friend who wants a glass of wine with dinner would be out of luck.
@Jacqi: That’s a good idea! We’re supposed to visit the venue this weekend, so I’ll find out if it would be possible – different drinks are different prices, so we don’t know if we’ll have to have the bartender mark the tickets with what people ordered, or if they’ll just let us pay an average (or even the highest) drink price for those 100 or so drinks. We’re planning to have the tickets with the escort cards – that way, we know only the adults get tickets (my MOH went to a wedding with drink tickets at each place setting, and said there were people running around grabbing the tickets at children’s seats). I don’t care if people share their tickets – for example, my fiance doesn’t drink…in this situation he’d probably just hand me his ticket – but we don’t want an extra 25 or so tickets floating around (that’s how many kids we have).
Post # 8
I concur the chip idea. Definitely print something out, especially if you’re going to be having different drink options. At the wedding I just went to, each person got 2 drink tickets (circle tokens) and the bar wrote on the back of them what your drink was (wine/beer/mix) so they could keep track of the total cost since not all drinks cost the same.
Post # 9
I did a few searches and found tickets that can be personalized but may have the nicer look that you’re going for:
Post # 10
I like the ones previously posted. My sister did these at her wedding and the bartender kept a tab of the prices. Just like keeping a tab for anything else at the bar.
You could have the martini cards printed at Vistaprint with a free business card deal, or use moo cards. My sister printed them on cardstock and they were very basic…they said “Thank you for sharing in our day. Enjoy a drink on us! Love, bride & groom”.