Post # 16
I love this! Everyone will be so surprised!! I wish I could see people’s faces when you tell them!
I don’t know how much your friends and family drink,,,and you said some do and some don’t…but that would not be enough alcohol for my friends and family 🙂 I don’t know how important it is to you to have enough alcohol (or maybe it isn’t at all) but I would get more. I don’t know what the laws are where you live but we can take back unopened bottles of liquor and unopened cases of beer here. I would consider buying more just in case and taking back any extras.
Post # 17
HA HA THATS AWESOME! I wish we could take back unopens alcohol LOL I will actually sit down and figure out each person approx how much they will drink and how much we will buy.
@mountainbride – well normally at BBQ’s everyone would bring a plate if asked… if i don’t put it on the invite we’ll only have meat and breadrolls LOL mum is bringing the BBQ and half the meat and we are suppling the other half of meat and some salads and breadrolls…. do you think this is enough…. normally when ppl get asked to bring a plate they normally bring nibble type finger food.
@MsMeowerson – yeah she will keep it to herself lol, she has already told me a few ppl have asked “what is happening with Juliette and Craig? are they actually going to get married?” and my mum response has been “oh i dont know, they haven’t told me anything” LMAO
I’ve let her help me with somethings… which has made her happy. She’s helping me look for shoes at the moment.
Post # 18
I think if you are going to tell people to not bring their own, you need to be sure to have enough variety of what people will want to drink. However, because people don’t know it’s a wedding, people may still bring their own (even if you put it on the invite) because they don’t realize it is something special…Are you going to tell them not to bring it in??? I understand your desire to not have people getting completely wasted, but you also shouldn’t be worried about policing what people are drinking. If it’s only your closest friends/family they’ll want to celebrate with you…So what if a couple people drink a bit more than they should, its a celebration . Good luck!
Post # 19
I like the “bring a plate and we’ll supply the booze” 🙂
Post # 20
if they bring it they bring it, i won’t stop them bringing it in.
I dont mind ppl getting drunk, i’m thinking about our many other parties we have had here (with basically the same group of people) and 99% of everything gets past the point of “nice drunk” and being completely smashed…. things end up broken etc. lol
but like i have been suggested i will put it in a positive way instead of saying NO BYO!
thanks for the advice
Post # 21
Yeah I def agree that “No BYOA” seems like there won’t be any there and seems really weird to put. I’d just put “All Food and Drinks will be provided, just bring yourself! Hope to see you”
Post # 22
I agree with camrie that a note that all food and drink will be provided makes more sense to me than telling them to not bring alcohol.
Post # 23
If you still want to encourage people to bring a plate of something to eat, I like the “bring a plate and we’ll supply the booze!”. Very casual wording, like it really is a backyard BBQ party – I’d never in a million years think an invite that included the word booze was for a wedding reception! 🙂
Post # 24
@futureKMM – yeah i think i will word it that way…. Oh i’m happy now i’ve got that sorted…..
and i’m so glad i asked and didn’t just go ahead and put NO BYO!! LOL 🙂
Once again thank you for the opinions 🙂 I’ll put up my invites when i get them done.
I sat down and worked out approx how much alcohol to buy… Fiance said put about 6 beers per beer drinker (i know some won’t drink that much) and about a bottle per wine drink (once again… some might not drink that much wine) and 6 mixers per mixer drinker…. so i’m getting 6 bottles of wine (3red3white) 3 cases of beer and 1 case of mixers… perfect!