Post # 1
I’m having my wedding in my parents backyard this summer and i was wondering what kind of alcohol i should serve. I’m serving beer for sure cause atleast half the people drink beer. I’m planning to get a keg since it will be cheaper. I like mixed drinks and know around 25% or more of the guests like mixed drinks too. I want to have to hire a bartender but i dont know how to serve mixed drinks. Could i have a table with the liqour and mixes on a table and have people makethere own drinks or would people complaint and hate that idea. I also thought to save me the hassle just put BYOB on the invites. would that be tacky.
Post # 2
In addition to the beer I would prepare a few easy mixed drinks (i.e. margaritas, spiked lemonade)/ sangria and have them available self-serve out of a nice beverage dispenser.
Please no BYOB.
Post # 3
You could have pre made cocktails in punch/lemonade dispensers. It would be cheaper and you wouldn’t have to hire a bartender.
Post # 4
We’re also having a backyard wedding this summer in my Dad’s backyard, and are doing kegs, wine, and two pre-mixed cocktails – whiskey sours and something with gin. I definitely wouldn’t have guests pre-mix their own cocktails as that seems like a recipe for LOTS of drunk people. But there are lots of fun cocktails you can premix!
Post # 5
I vote against having guests have to mix their own drinks. How about offering beer and wine?
Post # 6
Beer, wine, and pre-mixed signature drinks. You can buy a few dispensers for the cocktails at Target. They are about $20 each, and they hold a lot. Make sure you buy wine with twist tops. Easier to open for guests, and close tighter than a cork, so less spillage.
You also might want to consider how you are getting your drunk guests home, as your parents will be 100% liable.
Post # 7
It would be incredibly tacky to do BYOB. You are hosting an event – you don’t ask your guests to provide thier own drinks.
Personally, I would hire a bartender or have pre-made cocktails (like sangria or spiked lemonaide).
Post # 9
I think a premixed drink like a spiked lemonade and sangria would be perfect. What about renting a margarita machine? We had a friend do this and it was great. They also did premixed things in dispensers- keep in mind to have ice in it or ice available. They did not and a warm spiked punch is no good. Lol
I would personally veto having mixed drinks before I made my guest mix it themselves. If anything, beer and wine is perfectly fine!!
Post # 10
No BYOB! You could just do beer and wine and the mixed drinks in the dispensers as mentioned. OR, I think these are adorable and was going to do it until we decided against a backyard wedding.
DIY | Mason Jar Cocktail Gifts – XL
Post # 11
I agree. I would do sangria and a spiked lemonade or iced tea, and beer. I would not leave bottles of hard liquor on a table for people to mix their own drinks. People will over pour and just get sloppy.
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek
We’re having a casual wedding (not a backyard, though, because we don’t know anyone with a backyard large enough, unfortunately). We’re just having beer and wine.
Post # 13
Im having a backyard wedding too 🙂 in 12 days, and for alcohol we are doing beer, wine, and 5 gallon dispensers, one of pink moscatto lemonaide and then something with a tropical feel, maybe like a pineapple and malibu 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Pink Moscato Lemonade sounds great. 😄 Never heard of it before today. Thank you
Not in a backyard but having a casual park wedding that only allows beer, wine and champagne. I like others suggestions of lemonade, tea or other mixed drinks in dispensers. BYOB….please no