(Closed) What would YOU prefer?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I love your customized drink idea!  As a guest, I’d much rather have a choice of what I’d like to drink.  However, you can’t, nor will you ever please everyone.  So if you love the idea of customized drinks, then go for it.  If it’s not a guests particular cup of tea, then they can drink beer or wine.   Sounds like you should be able to come up with 4 drinks that will allow almost everyone to find something they like though.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I love the idea of the somethings cocktails! You should do it and make each one varied enough so that different tastes are represented. I think the vast majority of people can enjoy themselves with 4 options of spirits, beer, or wine.  If they can’t, there’s something wrong and they should just drink water or tea.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Some people are pretty set in their ways as far as hard liquor, but I think that most will default to beer or wine all evening if you don’t have a mixed drink choice that appeals to them.  If you are going to have several, and you make them pretty standard choices, you should keep most people happy.  I know Fiance prefers Tanqueray in his G&Ts, but hey, he’s not going to complain about Bombay Sapphire (especially if he’s not paying for it).  He is not, however, amused by designer drinks, and I think a lot of guys are that way.  My girlfriends and I would try at least one of whatever you designed, and think it was lots of fun.  I think the idea of customized drinks is very cool if you relate them in some clever way to your wedding theme or weddings in general as you suggested.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

maybe you could make 1-2 of the signature drinks more masculine.  In a highball glass and more simple.

I love the idea

and for one night- i think anyone can do without their preferred beverage (especially if they are not buying)

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I think that is such a fun idea!!  I think everyone will be impressed with your creativity, and will not go thirsty with 4 choices + beer and wine.  You can do 2 geared more towards the girls, and 2 for the guys!!

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland

I’ve been to 2 weddings that had signature drinks.  1 had an full open bar and signature drink (mint julep; it was a garden reception in Kentucky), and the other had wine, beer and a signature drink.  As a guest, I much prefered the one with a full bar.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Oooh, this sounds fun!

Something old: Beer is one of the world’s oldest beverages, possibly dating back to the 6th millennium BC, and is recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. The earliest Sumerian writings contain references to beer. A prayer to the goddess Ninkasi known as "The Hymn to Ninkasi" serves as both a prayer as well as a method of remembering the recipe for beer in a culture with few literate people.

Something new: Wine from a new local winery OR the trend of a signature cocktail

Something borrowed: A signature cocktail recipe from a magazine or website OR an imported alcoholic beverage (borrowed from the Russians for example)

Something blue: A blue cocktail

Sixpence: http://www.drinknation.com/drink/Dancing-Sixpence

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

as a bride, i love the idea of the something’s drink b/c it is very creative and personal. but as a guest, i’d much rather have an open bar where i can choose my own drink. but hey, its your wedding, and this is the one day where you can get away with making ALL of the decisions and doing things your way.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

my Fiance nixed the signature drink for two reasons: 1) it was pretty girly, 2) he really wanted to give people the option of choosing their own drink. he thought it was a little presumptuous to choose people’s mixed drinks for them, so he wanted either only beer or wine, or a full open bar.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I agree that it is a cute idea, but I would have to vote for the full bar over the signature drinks.  Is there anyway you can do both or would they charge alot for that?  Would just signature drinks be more cost efficient?  If its the same price maybe you can have a full bar and make up something like a bar menu labeling the drinks and the ingredients for each and if the guests like it they can order it? 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I would do the customized drink menu, i think that it is the cutest thing!  I think your guest will appreciate the time it took for you to think it up and love the theme coordination even more than an open bar.  I definately think those little touches are what make a wedding memorable.

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