Wedding alcohol opinions?

posted 1 year ago in Food
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

kpkpkpkp :  is prefer beer and wine over the signature drink. Darling Husband can’t drink beer (gluten allergy) and i find it make me bloaty. And whiskey sour is super sugary/sweet. 

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

kpkpkpkp :  The only alcohol at my wedding was (local) beer. We also had lemonade, tea, coffee and (also local) root beer.  No one complained.  Few people drank; my husband’s side of the family can’t be bothered at all and my side just tends to nurse a beer or two.  A keg will be weird only if it’s a formal wedding and you’re doing kegstands.  Though you might want to consider having a couple so that it’s not all just one kind of beer (IPA, stout, lager, etc).  I don’t know how beer drinkers can tell the difference, but they can and they don’t like certain styles.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I would be fine with beer and wine.  Is your family a fan of whiskey or more into rum or vodka? i think a signature cocktail is fine as long you provide some other mixer like coke for rum or juices for vodka.  If you opt for a cash bar make sure your guest know before hand.  I have only ever complained about a cash bar when it was sprung on me and I had to leave to go to ATM.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

DO YOU. No matter what you decide you can be absolutely certain that someone will LOVE your decision and somebody will hate it, and you will have all kinds of grumbles and smiles in between.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - City, State

In that case, I’d go with beer (more than one keg), and something more fruity. Whether it be wine, margaritas, or sangria like PP’s mentioned!

Post # 21
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Helper bee

It really depends on the guests. Are your family and friends more into beer and whiskey? Then say! Are they more of wine drinkers? Then do beer and wine. Since its laidback, kegs are great for it. I don’t know if I’d go with whiskey sour thouse as a lot of people don’t like whiskey and it is very sugary. Maybe just have some different bottles of liquor and mixers instead of all whiskey since you’re buying bottles anyway?

Post # 22
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are thinking of your guests, I would do beer and wine.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I think a keg and red or white wine would appeal to more people. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

kpkpkpkp :  A friend did something similar for a fancy outdoor wedding. She had kegs and a signature drink that was paid by the bride and groom until a certian time, then after that time there was a cash bar. Maybe that could work for you?

We are doing a brunch wedding and are doing bottomless bloody marys and mimosas and then there is also a cash bar if peole want something else. 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

kpkpkpkp :  we had a bbq style reception and we had red and white wine and a large keg. Our guests knew we were serving beer and wine (it was also an afternoon party… which ended up going well into the evening). I also had two different non-alcoholic cocktails as well.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

plannerpersonality :  I HATE the surprise cash bar! I just had a conversation with my aunt (planning my cousins wedding) and she didn’t understand how annoying it is to not know if it’s a cash bar or not (especially since they are getting married at a barn location out of town and it would be very annoying to try to find an atm if I hadn’t know – we never have cash!)

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

I would have beer and wine and have some whiskey available on the side for you. No one will care.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I think a lot of it depends on your crowd.  In general I do think whiskey can be a bit limiting esp when sered as a whiskey sour.  Whenever I’ve seen a single cocktail option I’ve generally seen something that’s a bit more universally appealing.  That said, it all depends on your crowd.  If whiskey is a big thing in your family or friend group it may be totally normal.  Also, if you’re bringing in the alcohol yourself you could buy from a store that lets you return what you don’t use which could help keep costs in check.

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

kpkpkpkp :  beer/wine would be catering to your guests. Beer/signature cocktail is catering to your tastes. That’s for you to decide but there are plenty of people who don’t drink beer and will dislike your signature drink. It’s easier to do beer/wine with a cash liquor bar. I’ve been to two weddings like this and have been perfectly fine with spending a little extra to have a vodka soda 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I agree with beer and wine. Could you do those two and have a signature drink as well?

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