(Closed) No beer just wine.

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think that is perfectly fine. It’s not as if you aren’t providing alcohol, or are expecting guests to pay out of pocket at a cash bar. Personally, I hate beer, so I wouldn’t miss it. But for an elegant affair like a wedding, I think beer-drinkers will be just fine doing without!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

i grew up baptist and no one ever had any wine beer or anything alcohol related at the reception. do what you want and don’t worry about what anyone thinks.  if i were a guest at your wedding, i would be perfectly happy with your choices.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Self dispensing alcohol is problematic, you will find that people will fill their glasses with half alcohol instead of a regular shot, same with the JW.  I can tell you from 20 years bartending that you will find that more men will want to drink beer more than anything and putting unlimited vodka and scotch in front of them is just a recipe for disaster.  I really think that maybe you should sit down with your venue coordinator and work out some kind of better serving suggestions for you.  Sorry, this is from lots of experience and I really hope that it helps.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Do people usually have beer at weddings? Honestly, I can’t even remember – haha. It wouldn’t phase me in the least if a reception didn’t have beer.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

@tksjewelry:  yeah i didnt’ think of that.  i could see self pouring might be a problem.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

 

@cejo13:  i didn’t know people had alcohol at weddings either until my friend who was not baptist got married. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Up until about a year ago I only drank beer–and I turned 21 a long time ago. I can handle white wine occasionally but hate, hate red wine. And have issues with mixed drinks. So I personally would miss the beer, especially without white wine being served either.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t think beer is necessary. We are only serving wine at ours, though it’s an afternoon reception so there isn’t as much expectation.

I echo TKS’ thoughts that liquor can get tricky when it’s self-serve. ALL of my older step-siblings are bartenders, so that’s something they told me at the beginning of our planning process.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I could see the bottles of wiskey becoming personal flaskies for some men. lol.

I’d do beer instead of mixed drinks, guys usually prefer beer but if your doing hard  liquor many will get mixed drinks or just have shots.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t drink beer, so I would have absolutely no problem with it. I could see why some people would be less than pleased. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@tksjewelry:  Excellent point! Guests pouring their own drinks can only mean one thing: disaster! Lol

OP–good luck! Definitely look into having a bartender of some sort. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would skip the liquor and off both beer and white wine since you aren’t having a bartender.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Honestly, I think beer is a staple at a wedding, even if you are providing other drinks.  I personally despise whiskey, the taste and smell makes me feel sick, so two bottles per table may go a lot further than you think.  Are you also having white wine?  A lot of people don’t really like red wine, and white goes better with any fish/poultry dish you may be having for dinner. 

And, like PPs have said, self-serving alcohol can get you into big, big trouble.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Though I voted the second option, if it’s self serve, beer would probably be a better choice than whiskey to have freely available!

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