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 # 17
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I don’t think doubles shouldn’t be “allowed” at a wedding, but I honestly see no purpose for them. PP was right in that it’ll end up just wasting more booze and money. Drinks constantly get cleared off of tables at weddings before they’re finished. So if a double gets cleared, that’s more booze and money down the drain. 

    ETA: I’ve also never seen people who generally drink doubles drink their drinks SLOWER than those with singles. They drink at the same pace and just get drunker faster. 

    Post # 18
    996 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I think it’s fine if your venue is fine with it. Our caterer wouldn’t serve doubles or shots.

    Post # 19
    2399 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    llevinso :  I get a double in a tall glass, so it definitely get drunk twice as slowly as a single.  

    Post # 20
    744 posts
    Busy bee

    It doesn’t sound like it’s worth arguing with your mom over.  Plus she’s also getting you a discount and organizing the alcohol. 

    Post # 21
    7765 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I mean, I think it’s silly to restrict doubles – people who want to get tanked will have no problem managing it if there’s an open bar, doubles or not. But that said it’s not a hill to die on esp given your mom is paying in part and organizing the booze. It’s just kind of a non-issue in my book – I’d probably give in to your mom and move on to the next planning thing!

    Post # 22
    12227 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    But it’s not a bar or a restaurant, it’s a private party. Your guests are just that, guests. It’s the prerogative of the host or the venue, both of which may have good reason to limit the flow of alcohol, i.e. cost or liability. I think it’s actually pretty ungracious and petty to make a fuss over this.

    Post # 23
    1184 posts
    Bumble bee

    I voted no. I just don’t think it’s necessary or wise to purposely increase the spirits consumption of your guests. 


    NB. Double shots are mostly illegal/highly discouraged  where I live so maybe that’s coloured my view 


    Post # 24
    4924 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    We allowed doubles at our wedding and no one got sloshed! Most people will order singles anyway, and your bartender can suggest water to the serial drinkers. Let adults make their own decisions.

    Post # 25
    2057 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We didn’t have hard liquor at all.  If we did I wouldn’t have thought about restricting people from ordering doubles but also wouldn’t expect a lot of people to order them anyway.  Seems like a recipe for getting too drunk.  But I’m in my 30s so these days when I drink alcohol I’m actually trying not to get drunk.

    Post # 26
    9578 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    so long as there are no rules against it and a license bartender is serving.. theoretically it should be fine.  

    You know its funny, I never even considered whether to allow doubles or not.  I assume if someone ordered a double they got a double, at my wedding.

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