Which drink ticket to use?

posted 1 month ago in Reception
Post # 31
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410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I would go with design one since you can do the rounded edges!  And wow I really can’t believe how rude and judgy some of the responses on this board have been. Please don’t let these people belittle your idea! I don’t really ever go into anything expecting to be paid for and that would absolutely include an intimate wedding. If it were a friend or family member of mine I would be delighted with the drink card. It doesn’t give me a tacky vibe at all. I don’t expect people to cover a whole groups open bar tab just because they wanted to get married and celebrate with their loved ones, geez.

Post # 32
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Helper bee

As a bartender who has worked many events and weddings, consumption bar always runs smoother.  You can generally place limits too, like what is included and what price to stop at.  Drink tickets are not fun for guests or staff (in my experience).

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

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oconnor210 :  my fiancé and I hosted the bar at my insistence for about 40 guests.  Our event was on a Sunday night.  Our crowd are decent drinkers and our tab was capped at $500.  We used about $350.  We’re in MN so thing are probably a little more affordable and it was a moderately priced but it cost a lot less to host the bar than I thought.  We chose a Sunday deliberately to minimize the bar expense and the lateness of the event.  

Im not offended by tickets and I like knowing exactly what to expect so the first card was a perfect choice!

Post # 34
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Honey Beekeeper

Sorry, no can do. The tickets are highly inappropriate.  It’s a private event, not a commercial event or fundraiser. People should not have to take out their wallets, nor should there be tiers of guest experience. And I’m not buying that you are a mind reader who knows the private thoughts of every guest, either. Luckily there is an easy solution. Just host what you can afford.

You can do that in any number of ways. Limit drinks to a certain time period or consumption dollar total. Limit the kind of drinks, for example just wine or a signature drink, butler one two rounds of wine or drinks total. You are not obligated to make alcohol available on an unlimited basis. 

Post # 35
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Newbee

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weddingmaven :  Op did not ask if she could do this. She has stated that she will be and is looking for feedback on the design. If she had asked for feedback on the idea of drink tickets then your response would be warranted. 

I love the new design. They’re super cute! As a guest I would not be offended in the least. 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

First design with rounded corners for sure! Sorry everyone is being rude and giving unsolicited advice 🙁 Those cards are super cute and make things very clear for the guests.

Post # 37
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Honey Beekeeper

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clairemarie :  It’s like someone asking for the best technique to throw your own shower, or bring along uninvited guests. The answer is you don’t. 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee

I like the first one.

As to the larger issue…some people on this site really struggle to comprehend that different social circles/cultures/geographical regions do things differently than they do. I dunno why this is such a challenging concept for the WB etiquette police, but alas. You know your circle best, and if this is normal, then don’t worry about the naysayers on WB.

Post # 39
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

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weddingmaven :  but that wasn’t the question. The OP is asking which design is better. If you don’t have a helpful response as to what a good design is then don’t go off on an unrelated tangent. 

Post # 40
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1390 posts
Bumble bee

I think this is a thing not to spend money on and they both look fine so I would take which ever is the cheaper. If they all cost the same then the first one with rounded edges.

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I like the white design better and against the crowd I like the non rounded edges.

…just want to say as well it is customary in Australia for the bride and groom to pay for the drinks for reception..dislike a dry wedding and dislike buying own drinks at a wedding!

…also to say as well I am always ALWAYS shocked  at the cheapness of American alcohol… cannot imagine 40 people being able to drink at a wedding for $350 like a poster above said…i just went to a lunch time hen’s party and the wine at lunch was over $400 for 17 people…and nobody was drunk lol… so jealous!!

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Shreveport, LA

I like the first card, it’s so cute! I’ve never heard or seen this before but think it’s a great idea and very helpful for your guests. I doubt anyone will think twice about a ticket for drinks they will be grateful y’all are giving this as a gift imo. 

Post # 43
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I like the most recent design – card #1 with rounded edges.

It makes me laugh how many people say things like “Have the wedding you can afford” and then poopoo the creative ways people find to do that. Drink tickets are fine. Yours are clearly communicating information, they are cute and they set a necessary boundary. Anyone who would expend energy to be offended that you handed them a cute card with clear information that also allowed them to get a free drink is silly and likely prone to other fits of ridiculousness.

Post # 44
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Worker bee

I like option number 1! (And I think you should ignore all the criticism – it’s your wedding, you do you!)

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