(Closed) for anyone bringing in your own drinks…

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Amani…we (I am planning my sister’s wedding) are doing iced sweet tea, lemonade, punch (possibly), and bottled water. We bought some large tubs so that we can make large quantities at once and we bought some nice heavy duty “crystal look” pitchers that will be set up on the buffet so the guests can help themselves.

Post # 4
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I hadn’t thought of this… does the caterer ever bring in non-alcoholic drinks? 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our caterer is doing iced water and iced tea in those glass dispenser jar things.  They have a  beverage package but it’s cheaper for us to bring that in from Costco.  Other than that, we’re bringing in bottled beer (no kegs allowed), canned or bottled soda, wine and champagne.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Does your venue not provide the non-alcoholic parts?  Ours provided the bartenders, all non-alcoholic beverages and “drink fixings” for a cost of $7.95 a head. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Lila – I’m guessing that the OP’s venue, like ours, is non-traditional in that they don’t have any of their own alcohol/drinks. Ours is a retail shop, and so you bring in absolutely everything. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

For events that have had non-alcoholic beverages which I have attended, the hosts provide canned sodas and bowls of non-alcoholic punch. One of the last parties I attended had the half bottles of water from Costco. 2 liter soda bottles go flat instantly. Check with your caterer to see what they provide. Most that offer sodas will give them to you in cans.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It depends on how you want to serve non-alcoholic drinks. If self-serve is your best choice, look for sales on cans and go with punch and other easy self-serves. If you want the non-alcoholic drinks served from the bar, it is much easier to go with 2-liters, as they won’t sit long.

I’m doing self-serve non-alcoholic, so I’m hitting up the sales for cans of carbonated drinks, I’ll have water bottles, and I’ll have pitchers with fruit floating in them for ice tea and lemonaid.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i will buy soda and water bottle plus we are preparing two glass drink dispenser one with ice tea and one with a fruit punch … 

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