(Closed) What do you think of a wine, beer, and soda tasting at a wedding reception?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think if that’s what you guys want then do it sounds like it could be pretty cool.

Post # 4
2755 posts
Sugar bee

That sounds really fun! And I mean, if a guest doesn’t want to participate they don’t have to. But probably most would esp. since there’s candy and chocolate involved 🙂

Post # 5
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I think it sound like something fun and unique for your guests that will really add to the overall experience of your reception. 🙂 I say go for it!

Post # 6
3942 posts
Honey bee

I think it sounds fun. I’m not a beer or soda drinker, but I would love a wine tasting.

I would probably skip the engaved wine glass though. Many guests tend to leave behind any favors that have the couples name/date/etc engraved on something. If you want to stick with the wine theme though, you could do a cool wine stopper as a favor?

Post # 7
2055 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it sounds awesome! 

I’ve been to two weddings where they had tasting stations.  One was in Virginia and they had local wines.  The other was in Atlanta and they had a Burboun tasting station.  Both were HUGE hits.

Post # 8
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I actually think this might be more suitable for a rehearsal dinner or other pre-wedding event than the actual reception. A formal group wine tasting discourages people from mingling and socializing; they are paying attention to the winery master and trying to learn about wine, and while that does give people something to do together, it’s not the same as enjoying good conversation with old friends and making new friends. Wine tasting stations become traffic jams unless you have a lot of them or unless people don’t actually get the whole wine tasting “speech.” 

I think it’s a great idea for some event but the logistics make it challenging to pull off for a wedding reception.

Post # 9
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That sounds like an awesome idea! I think your guests will love it, I know I would!

Post # 10
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sounds like a wonderful idea! I would love that if I were a guest at your wedding. However, I’m not so crazy about the engraved wine glasses. First, I find it annoying when I have one or two “odd” glasses. That’s the type of stuff I would bring out to the cottage. Second, it’s even worse if it’s engraved – then I can’t really use it for anything. Could you instead have your candy shop make little custom chocolates for the guests? From what I read about favours on other threads, people do seem to prefer when they are edible. 🙂


As for my wedding, we’re giving out small bottles of ice wine to our guests, as that’s a well-known product of the region we’re in. Could you give the guests a small bottle of one of the wines they’ve tasted? If you go to a local wine producer it won’t be that expensive.

Post # 11
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would skip the engraved glasses, otherwise it sounds fun!

Post # 12
22 posts

That sounds really fun!

Post # 14
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Um, of course!! Can I come??!! Smile

Post # 15
1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love this idea! As a guest who loves wine, I’d be thrilled!

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