(Closed) wine bar?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I usually go for wine even when there’s hard liquor available, so I love the idea.

Some people don’t like wine, but since you’re also offering beer, I think that’s plenty.  Beer and wine (only) is very common and perfectly acceptable.


Post # 4
2822 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I love the idea, but I am also a wine lover! 🙂

Post # 5
1778 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think that’s a very nice idea.  You can even include some fruit/berry wines for people who are intimidated by normal wines (these are usually sweeter/more juicelike).  It would also be fun for people to try things they have never tried before.  Maybe even have the option of small glasses for “tasting” sized drinks (so as not to waste), then people can feel good about trying  a lot without having to get a whole glass or having to specify just a little.

Post # 6
2605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think beer and wine are just fine. 

Ask people what they’d prefer and you’ll get all kinds of responses. But you can’t please everyone. In terms of whether it’s appropriate or not to just serve wine and beer, the answer is it’s fine. It’s YOUR celebration, your hospitatlity, and you can choose what to serve–you could have zero alcohol (as many couples have opted to do for various reasons–religious, family members struggling with alcoholism, budget, venue requirements) and that would be fine as well. 

Post # 7
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Personally I only like extremely sweet white wines (mostly because they don’t taste that much like wine). But because of cost issues we did have a wine/beer/champagne bar and people seemed to drink up! All of my bridesmaids went straight for the bar when the time came and I have tons of pictures of all of my guests smiling for the photographer with wine glasses in their hand! 

Post # 8
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just hate having wine bottles on the middle of the tables so we are either doing a wine bar with service or self serve. I would say however if they have to get up for wine they should get up for beer too.

Post # 9
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I like the idea especially and I don’t think it’s tacky at all! Just make sure to have a good wine selection of differents reds and whites (some sweeter and some bolder flavors). I’m sure your guests will love it!

Post # 10
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It would really help to have a list of the wines/beers available and a description of each. I almost always order hard liqour because I don’t know wine every well and don’t want to end up with something dry. I just don’t know what to order! A list of options would help.

I think it’s classy and fun 🙂

Post # 11
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

A wine bar is a great idea!  I would definetly have the descriptions out, and more than one copy, at that.  I hate having to wait until I’m at the bar to order.  

Maybe you could do a wine bar and a beer bar?  That way the beer isn’t served while you have to get up for wine, like @naturalysam said?

Post # 12
389 posts
Helper bee

It’s a lovely idea.  Serve a different wine with each course and at the wine bar, set up a louge (a small ice sculpture where wine can be poured in and into the glass) or something fun like neon balls or other cute, fun drink “chachka”.  Also, carry the wine theme throughout your design.  You could also take some wine glasses, order table # labels and attach to wine bottles as an additional touch.






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