(Closed) Who doesn't love an open bar?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@wildcatjack:  What kinds of whiskey, vodka, rum?  I think Captain and regular rum are good choices (to have both).  I’d probably add one more good beer if it was me.  Not sure what you mean by standard red and standard white.  Are there only 2 wines then (1 red and 1 white) or are you having a few different reds and a few different whites?  I’d probably do at least 2 kinds of red and 2 kinds of white…or even 2 and 3.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Gin. Otherwise, looks good.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@wildcatjack:  I don’t know where you are, but I love me some hard cider (Woodchuck especially), if you can swing it! I’m not a big drinker but that’s my jam.  Will there be mixers (like fruit juices)– for the hard liquors? 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Personally i would have at least two white selections, possibly a sparkling/champagne. Also orange juice for a mixer i’m a big vodka orange juice girl.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Definitely add gin.  And if it was my H’s crowd?  Add Scotch.  But you know what your friends like.

If you’re not a wine drinker, I would get some advice on the wine – I don’t know what “standard” means.  I would do a pino grigio and a non-oaky chardonnay, and probably prosecco or something else sparkling, and then a pinot noir and a malbec.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Maybe add like a Budlight type beer that almost everyone will drink. Fh’s sister only had Coor’s at theirs and a lot of people weren’t thrilled with that. But if you know everyone likes Coor’s then that would work for you. Otherwise looks great! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would consider adding an imported beer. Our crowd loves imported beer and Stella in particular. Every BBQ we throw and at our wedding, we always run out of Stella.

I would consider also have two white and two reds. People are often particular about wines and for whites, for example, some love chardonnay whereas some insist on pinot grigio.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@wildcatjack:  You don’t need more than one type of white and red IMO. I am having one red (pinot noir), one white (pinot gris), and one rose (of pinot noir), cause a party without rose in the summer should be illegal!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I am in the same situation of picking the alcohol for the bar

I agree with the gin.  Also, I think buying a bottle or 2 of scotch wouldn’t hurt (We have 4 bottles of black label because it was important to the Fiance and groomsmen).  I also agree with having an import like stella (always a popular beer).  

My bridesmaids are throwing me a “stock the bar party” (pretty typical here) for the freinds of Fiance and I.  I have all the family covered with budlight, blue moon and Killians and the wine (one red, one white and one blush).  This way we have a variety and there is a little something for everyone.  

We have a variety but once its gone, its gone. Have some of the 3 kegs we purchased!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@wildcatjack:  I’d add something like Heineken maybe. People like that. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Here’s ours – I think yours looks good, with the addition of gin. I think the big thing is just to have very clear, easy to read, menus on the bar so people know what their choices are by the time they get to the bartender. 

Signature Drink: Rum Punch (going to ask them to garnish with a lime wedge)

Beer: Bud Light & Blue Moon (need to make sure they have orange slices)

Wine: Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio

Non-Alcoholic: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Iced Tea, Coffee, Water

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think that is great, you’re being very generous offering spirits in the open bar so everyone will be more than happy. I don’t know the types of beers you mentioned… but I would ensure a full strength beer was offered – you may already have that, I’m just not familiar with your chosen beers.

A house/standard sparkling wine might be an idea?

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