(Closed) Drink Tickets vs. Table Wine

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which would you prefer if you were a guest?
    Table Wine : (18 votes)
    55 %
    A ticket to take to the bar to get which ever drink you would like : (12 votes)
    36 %
    Other..... : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    My instinct would be to go for the wine, but if you really think a lot of your guests won’t like it, then do the tickets.  Personally, where I’m from, drink tickets aren’t a weird thing.  I worked as a server at TONS of weddings for years that used drink tickets.  They usually were just kept with people’s placecards or table setting.

    Post # 4
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Something else that may work, is to pay a certain amount up front for the bar tab, and allow Sodas to be free, and have them offer liquor at a discounted?

    but the tickets sound like a good idea too!!!!

    Post # 6
    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I would go with the drink tickets.  I’d have them on the place settings.  Hopefully no one would go around and steal ‘extras" though.

    Post # 8
    34 posts
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’m not sure that this is the best place in wedding planning to cheap out. Cut things like chair covers, expensive stationery, etc. But not things that make the evening enjoyable for your guests. Personally, I think the wine on the tables is a little classier than having tickets for drinks. As long as the option of a cash bar is there for those who dislike wine, I think that would be a better way to go.

    Post # 9
    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    That’s an awesome idea!!  I would put the tickets at their place setting, and beware of boozers stealing others’ tickets!

    Post # 10
    11826 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

    I might be a little annoyed that I had to keep up with tickets, but as someone who would MUCH rather have beer than wine, I’d prefer that option.

    Post # 11
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    This is a tough one, as you clearly understand.

    On the one hand, will be people just expect wine? On the other, your non-wine drinking guests will appreciate your deviation from the norm.

    Is there any way you can split the baby? Is it normal to have free flowing wine at the tables (as in bottles are replaced) so that you could not replace it and offer one drink ticket per person? Or is it normal to have red and white, so you could offer just a light red, a fully bodied white, or even a nice rose and then one drink ticket?

    At the end of the day, both of your suggestions seem fine when you are dealing with a crowd that does not expect an open bar (you lucky duck). You really can’t go wrong.

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