Post # 1
Hey everyone! My ceremony/ reception venue allows us to bring in our own beverages rather than having them catered– huge money saver. Planning water and soft drinks (pop, juice, etc.) is fairly easy. However, how can we have tea and/ or coffee without spending an arm and a leg on hot water dispeners and hot coffee dispensers?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
First I’d check with older family members to see if anyone has some. We had three at my cousin’s wedding- all from aunts. Then I’d check into renting them. Finally- I’d check sales today! We bought (cold) drink dispensers for our wedding during Fourth of July sales and got a good deal.
Post # 3
Our local supermarkets let you borrow a 60 or 90 cup coffee maker if you buy the coffee from them. You can use one for hot water to make tea, and one for coffee.
Check your local grocery stores. Failing that, you can rent them from a party rental business.
Post # 4
TIP: If you are planning on serving regular and decaf – only brew decaf and put it in both containers. This will save you money in the long run, and nobody will know the difference. Trust me on this – I catered for years!
Post # 5
Omg this is so sneaky. Not that I think it actually makes a difference for a wedding reception because no one really needs
a post-dinner caffeine jolt, but it makes me think twice about getting a morning coffee from dispensers at conferences or wherever.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
wow that is sneaky! I get migraines and caffeine helps. So, if I have a headache you bet I’m looking for caffeine! Just the opposite happens sometimes too which makes me weary since my mom CANNOT have caffeine. Even something made with a lot of dark chocolate has really bad effects on her. For this reason she will not drink any coffee cause she can’t trust it. However, she loves tea and has ended up in the hospital from someone serving her “decaf” tea. They swore up and down that it was decaf. This gives me trust issues and now the poor woman can’t even drink a nice cup of tea if it’s not made at home.
Post # 7
thanks everyone for your insights!!
Post # 8
I don’t even drink coffee and this is the meanest thing I’ve ever heard!