(Closed) Supplement to the bar?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@nl:  I think a nice comprimise would be to do beer and wine only.  Just because some guests only drink top shelf liquor doesn’t mean you have to cater to their individual needs.  Having beer and wine only also tends to prevent people from getting reaely sloppy at weddings.  I can send you a “beverage calculator” that will tell you how much to buy if you’d like.

Post # 4
5544 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

They can survive for a few hours without top shelf.liquor. You’re having weber and wine already so I think that is fine. 

Post # 8
2905 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wouldn’t worry about it. I like top-shelf booze as much as the next girl (or possibly more) but I wouldn’t be offended by an open bar that doesn’t have Grey Goose or Jameson or whatever. I’d just be happy to have an open bar! You should make your guests happy and comfortable to a reasonable degree, but if someone’s not satisfied with a regular old open bar, I think they need to keep that to themselves. I’m sure some people would rather drink Perrier than tap water, but that doesn’t mean you have to blow the bank to be a good hostess. 

Post # 9
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@nl:  ive been asking the exact same question!! we have an open bar with all the spirits and i was asking if its worth upgrading to the top shelf names (even though the brands included in our current open bar arent bad ones)/ im leaning towards  not doing it

problem with getting a seperate bottle behind the bar is that if other guests see it being poured they might want it…and its awkward explaining its only for one person

Post # 10
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

you are a better woman than i to consider the supplements! i say its really not necessary, since i am sure what is included is plenty quality enough, but if you are really worried about it, maybe you could ask for a list of what liquors your venue would include in the upgrade and then see if you cant buy a couple bottles of those things for your facier guests?

Post # 13
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t like the idea of special people getting the nice liquor and everyone else not allowed. I appreciate my good bourbons as much as the next girl but I’m going to be happy with whatever drinks are provided! Especially if they’re free! But if I was being served Jim and I saw someone else getting Makers – I’d be jealous. I wouldn’t really do or say anything. But I’d be annoyed. Now if that person was the bride or groom, or maybe a parent, I’d be less annoyed because they are the star of the show, after all, but I still think it’s something to be careful of.

Post # 14
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I can not even phathom people complaining about not having top shelf liquor at a wedding. If your are craving kettle one so badly, bring a flask.

Post # 15
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Beer and wine is perfectly acceptable and generous even for the most discerning of alcohol enthusiasts, please don’t put yourself or your budget out of whack over something that while very kind, is also totally uneccesary.

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