Post # 1
I’m having a lunch reception starting at noon until 4. I was thinking of only providing wine but i do have other options. Parents and several guests do not drink due to religious reasons and the FH and I hardly drink these days.
What would you expect if you were a guest if the reception is at noon. I’m assuming its too early to drink heavy, and wine should be enough. We only have about 50 people attending
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn
I would do complimentary wine and beer because some people are crazy prefer beer to wine. I doubt many people in your crowd would expect liquor, so the cash bar doesn’t seem necessary.
Post # 4
I would have enough for everyone to toast and then have a cash bar. It’s not a popular opinion but it’s honestly what I’d do. I’ve had lots of friends who have been left with massive bills because their guests drank silly amounts because it was an open bar.
Post # 5
I don’t think an open bar is necessary. I think beer and wine should be fine. I know lots of folks who’d like a beer in the afternoon and/or a glass of wine with their lunch.
Post # 6
@fuentesbee: I never expect alcohol at any wedding, but especially a lunch wedding. Who drinks at lunch? As hosts, it is your choice what you provide. It is rude to ask guests to pay for things you either don’t provide, or can’t afford to provide. I would not suggest a cash bar for that reason. Just serve what you want to serve and leave it at that (and wine is more than enough).
Post # 7
@fuentesbee: I think beer and wine would be fine. You might have people drink more white and sparkling than red. If it were me, I’d offer bloody mary’s and mimosas as well.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yeah, I think a lot of people might prefer a beer or two during the day rather than wine. I’d do wine + beer – no need for liquor.
@MrsPanda99: A lot of people would have a couple drinks over lunch at a wedding. That’s not unusual at all….
Post # 9
For my circle, I’d expect full open bar. But I think hosted wine and beer is fine too. i wouldn’t do just wine or beer I’d do both.
If you don’t have a lot of drinkers paying the tab based on consumption makes sense.
Post # 10
and maybe caesar’s for people who like those?
you could also do like strawberry daiq’s and stuff, but honestly i’d just stick to the (easier) options above.
Post # 11
I would actually be really surprised to walk into a lunch reception and see anything more than beer, if that.
Though I do like the idea of mimosas… Yum.
Post # 12
My cocktail hour starts at noon and we are having an open bar. Where I am from there is no set time as to when one can start drinking if you are at a party. If you are catering to non drinkers I would just go with the beer and wine.
Post # 13
I’d also think that beer and wine should be fine.
Post # 14
Beer, wine & non alcoholic drinks.
Post # 15
Wine and Beer should be fine. 🙂 Personally, though, I think mimosas and bloody mary’s are in order for a lunchtime soiree. 😉