(Closed) reception drink options

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: serving drinks
    bottled beer : (9 votes)
    25 %
    half kegs : (9 votes)
    25 %
    soda cans : (11 votes)
    31 %
    2 liters of soda : (3 votes)
    8 %
    bottled sodas : (4 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    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
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    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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 # 6
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    1573 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    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 # 9
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    3098 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    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
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    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    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.

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