(Closed) Opinions please – Alcohol + Reception party

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Do you think my reason for having "no byo" fair?

    NO!!! it's not fair... why shouldn't people get completely smashed and have no memory of the night

    Yes that is fair... you are supplying alcohol so it's not like they are going without

    Monkeys and Bananas

  • Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    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 Smile.  Good luck!

    Post # 19
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I like the “bring a plate and we’ll supply the booze” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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