Should you serve a doubles at reception?

posted 2 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Should people be allowed to order doubles at a wedding?
    Yes : (26 votes)
    47 %
    No : (29 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 2
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    1587 posts
    Bumble bee

    Sometimes venues have their own rules (no shots, etc). If it was from a price perspective I could be more sympathetic but to set rules to preempt grown adults from drinking too much is kind of over the top. I’d tell mom to relax. 

    Post # 3
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    7416 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Is it open bar? If so, yeaaaahhh guests can have a single.  It’s not a dance marathon. You’re allowed to stop now and then.

    Post # 4
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    3300 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Unless all your guest are known to have no self control I think that it’s silly to set rules for them.

    Post # 5
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    2799 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Our venue actually didn’t allow doubles so we didn’t have a choice! Do you know if yours has any type of restrictions? If not I agree that adults can regulate their own drinks and I would much prefer to order a double myself.

    Post # 7
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    6769 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Plenty of venues don’t allow doubles. At weddings it’s pretty common for guests to get a drink, set it down to dance, waitstaff to clear while they are dancing, and the guest to just get another drink. If you are paying based upon consumption you could waste a lot of alcohol this way. 

    Who is paying? If it’s your mother this wouldn’t be the hill I would want to die on. 

    Edited after reading your update–the best way to address lines at the bar is to add another bar.

    Post # 9
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    1587 posts
    Bumble bee

    honeybee69 :  I had similar concerns re: line at the bar. I ended up hiring an extra bartender for the night and it really helped. Is that an option?

    Post # 11
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    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I think cost and drunkeness are factors to consider.

    I have found that doubles dont lead to less time at the bar as you still drink it just as fast – you just get drunker lol.

    Post # 12
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    1587 posts
    Bumble bee

    honeybee69 :  you’re going to be fine then. That’s plenty for 100 people. I wouldn’t make the bartending more complicated than it needs to be. Tell them to cut anyone off who appears too tipsy or drunk.

    Post # 13
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    816 posts
    Busy bee

    I order doubles all the time at bars because where I live they’re generally cheaper than ordering two singles. I would find it odd to not be able to order a double but for one night it’s not a big deal

    Post # 14
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    honeybee69 :  Tel your mam to relax and let people order doubles. If people get refused, you just end up gettign two and drinking them both anyway. Adults can maek their own decisions.

    I would only say avoid it if you are concerned about people getting sloppy, but you don’t seem to be, so just do what you want!

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I think it’s ridiculous to try to control people’s drinking habits by limiting them to a single.  I do the same thing as you (order a double to avoid having to stand in line twice as often) and I would definitely side-eye the whole shebang if the bartender said that wasn’t allowed.

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