(Closed) Is it okay to just have wine, beer, and hard cider?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
583 posts
Busy bee

I think that sounds totally fine, do whatever you want!  I’ve heard a lot of bees do tickets for drinks, and then any extra than your ticketed allotment is cash bar.  That way you could kind of control how much people drink.

Post # 4
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had wine and beer only, we had a lot of drinkers in the bunch, and it was completely fine. I never heard a peep about there not being hard alcohol!

Post # 5
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s your wedding, so you should do what you want to do!  Beer and wine alone is more than fine!

Post # 6
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve heard of some places doing a cash bar with a max amount – say $500 worth, then after that the guests pay for themselves.  I think it’s fine what you’re doing – it’s a nice compromise, you’re trying to have alcohol while keeping it responsible/reasonable.  I would probably do something similar, too – beer, wine and hard cider since that’s what you like.  I’m sure anyone who wants to drink will find something within those 3 options that will satisfy that desire. 

Post # 7
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think that’s perfectly fine. Everybody should be able to find something they don’t mind drinking out of those options if they care for alcoholic  beverages. 

However assuming you provide enough for 3-4 drinks per person and you have lots of non drinkers that’s still plenty for people to overindulge. 

Post # 8
12973 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think as long as you’re still offering beer and wine, there’s not a big deal about not having hard liquor, as long as it’s okay in your circle!  It’s your wedding – if limiting the alcohol is going to put you at ease that day, then that’s the best option.

Post # 9
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think it’s fine….

My problem is that one of our groomsmen can’t drink fizzy stuff (ie beer and hard cider) and dislikes wine….he drinks rye usually….so we would definitely try to accommodate him…

just make sure that other guests can drink these items….and i think it’s fine….

Post # 10
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

No matter what you plan on doing it is fine because it is YOUR day.  I think we did two types of beer and two types of wine.  Any mixed drinks the guests paid for themselves.  Everyone had a great time and danced!

Post # 11
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think so. I went to a wedding at a vineyard and only options were wine and beer and I didn’t think twice about it. 

Post # 12
2605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

There’s a difference between hosting a party and being considerate of your guests and hosting a party that bends over backwards to please your guests. So long as you provide “the basics,” meaning something to eat and drink (and by “eat and drink” that could be a slice of cake and a glass of punch or champagne), then it would be rude of your guests to criticize your offering. It’s your wedding. You get to decide what to serve. I’ve been to open-bar weddings, wine & beer only weddings, and dry weddings and all of them were totally fun. 


(On a personal note, I don’t get when an open bar because some sort of a requirement. If someone can’t have a good time without an open bar, they’ve got problems.)

Post # 13
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We are only having beer and hard cider. Our friends definitely like to drink, but most of our families will not. (His grandpa has been sober for 10 years, his dad refuses to drink b/c an alcohol related death in the family, and my family are for the most part crazy christian teetotalers).

We love wine, but most people would rather have beer, and it’s cheaper! We also love red wines, but many people don’t, and everyone loves cider.

Post # 16
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think that’s plenty!  I don’t drink beer or wine, but I loveee hard cider, so I would definitely appreciate that extra.

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