Post # 1
Okay, for our reception (daytime bbq) I am planning to serve lemonade (in a clear glass dispenser), soda and beer.
Questions: keg vs. bottled beers? What have you used and what worked and looked good? Any issues using kegs when you’re providing your own beer and not going through a caterer?
Next, soda cans vs. bottles vs. 2 liters? People will be serving themselves, and I’m concerned about spilling with the 2 liters. I am also not thrilled with the idea of soda cans everywhere, but I’m also concerned about cost, and don’t want to pay through the roof for bottled sodas. Any suggestions? What did you end up serving and how did it work out?
Post # 3
I helped a friend with her wedding this summer, and when we talked to the beer wholesaler, he recommended beer bottles because it’s easier to keep bottles colder, for longer. He said that kegs, if not emptied fast enough (like at a frat party), get warm rather quickly. I’d assume the same would go for soda cans. Plus, if you do cans, you don’t have to worry about renting glasses, or if you did plastic cups, you don’t have to worry about polastic cups all over the place either.
Post # 4
I thinks it’s nicer for a wedding to serve drinks in bottles. A keg or two liters seems a little bit too ‘frat party’, as ktdid23 mentioned.
You could also serve the soda in pitchers. Buy two liters and some plastic pitchers from a party supply store. that might be cheaper than bottle, but it’s still nicer and easier clean up than cans or two liters.
Post # 5
has anyone served bottled sodas? where did you get them and what kinds went over well?
Post # 6
I haven’t seen too many options for bottle sodas. I have only seen Coke and Jones at the grocery store. I think it’s more expensive though. I agree with the ladies above that you should stick to bottled beer and canned soda.
Post # 7
Could you do larger dispensors (like the use for juice at continental buffets at hotel breakfasts) to serve it? Using them to dispense the soda, you could still get the better price rate of the 2L bottles…
Post # 8
I know I can get root beer, cream soda and ginger soda in glass bottles from a local brewery, and in the stores out here, root beer and cream soda are sold like beer in a lot of different brands.
I just don’t know what else to get to go with it. I know I need a diet/sugarfree option, but I guess I’ll have to keep looking. Maybe I’ll go with cans, and then just put the root beer, cream soda and ginger soda in with the beer.
Post # 9
I’d say for a daytime BBQ wedding, kegs and cans of coke. We’re doing bottles of beer, and cans of coke, but we’ll have a bartender serving them. If we didn’t, we’d still do the same. But when we were considering a daytime BBQ wedding (I still wish we could have had it..) I’d say keg/can coke.
Post # 10
I, too, am curious to hear where people were able to find bottled sodas. I’d love to do bottled sodas, if I can find enough at a not completely crazy price.