Post # 1
Has anyone done these or planning to do them? Not only do we have a good sized guestlist expected but we also have a variety of guests. Some refuse to have anything whatsoever to do with alcohol (due to religious beliefs or being a recovering alcoholic) and prefer to go with the “out of sight out of mind” mentality, while others may not be heavy drinkers but they do want something of that nature. Minors don’t need the temptation but should be able to go somewhere to get something they can drink that they like.
Is it completely impractical to have a bar that serves just alcohol and another that serves just non-alcoholic options in order to try to cater to the different groups of people and not upset anyone in the process? Or is there a way to make it work? For example: Frozen drink station A, Espresso/Cocoa/Cider station B, Soda/lemonade/iced tea station C scattered throughout the room?
Post # 3
We did that, we had an alcohol bar and then a non alcohol bar. Worked out well for us, and I think it would be a nice way to keep the lines short for specific things since you will have a big guest list
Post # 4
I don’t know, usually one person will get a couple of people drinks, and then they’d have to go to a few different places. Or you wait in a line for a drink and realize you’re at the wrong bar.
But it would probably be fine as long as your guests aren’t as lazy as me!
Post # 5
We are doing the same thing. We’ll have a tradtional bar in the lobby area and a punch bar near the buffet.
Post # 6
i would have 1 full bar and one non-alcoholic bar. so people who are getting themselves a drink and their Dear Daughter a soda, they wont have to go 2 places. i would put a sign on both so people know.
we will just be having a long, serve yourself drink station. beer and wine at one end, then coffee/tea, punch, lemonaid and we have a bunch of tall rolling drink coolers (like they have in convience stores where the soda sits in ice) some will be at the end of the drink table, some will be at the beginning of the food table and some near the cake. depending on space, the coffee/tea may move over nearer the cake.