Post # 1
So I went to our venue tasting a few weeks ago. It was a big tasting with about 150 people, all couples and their guests for the next 4 months attend. The tasting was fine. I guess my concern is that the drinks from the cash bar were very watered down. My mother didn’t even detect anything in her drink, it tasted like purely soda.
Now I’m not a big drinker at all, neither is my family, but for 7 dollars a drink …I would think there should be a standard pour. I am a little concerned I’m going to be spending thousands of dollars for drinks that are essentially soda and ice, not to mention I’m sure my guests will notice and drink more? Driving the cost up by the end of the night.
Has anyone had this happen? How did you approach it? I don’t want to come off like a jerk looking to get wasted at her wedding, but I don’t want to feel like I’m being taken advantage of either.
Post # 3
I would just straightforwardly ask about it. Say you noticed at the tasting that they were very light on the liquor in the mixed drinks, much lighter than you’ve ever tasted before, so it didn’t even taste like there was anything other than soda and ice, and you are very concerned about that for your wedding especially with the per drink cost. And see what they say.
Post # 5
Were you paying for the drinks at the tasting? I’d just ask as well. If they don’t give you a straight answer, perhaps stick with wine and beer, which can’t really be changed?
Post # 6
@distracts: +1 I agree, let them know about your concerns. It won’t make you look like a jerk trying to get drunk – if anything it will make you look like you are experienced and know what your talking about and they can’t take advantage of you, if that is what they are trying to do. Or maybe they just had a bad bartender?