(Closed) wine service but nobody drinks?!!?!!

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
963 posts
Busy bee

@canadajane:  They wouldn’t open the bottle if no one wanted a drink, right? So I don’t see the problem with offering normal wine service. If someone doesn’t want a drink, they won’t have one.

Post # 4
1784 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@canadajane:  Does your venue offer consumption? That would be easiest. Guests who do drink can order whatever they like that the bar has at those prices and then at the end of the night you only pay for what was drank by your guests.

Post # 5
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@canadajane:  I had wine service at my wedding – similar numbers. The staff opened all the bottles before serving so I had to pay for all of them, but hardly anyone drank. It was a real shame because there was so much wine left at the end of the night.

If I had to do it over again, I would just put the money that I used for the wine $400) on a bar tab and let everyone get their own pop/juice/water/wine/beer/spirits. 

Post # 7
5658 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yeah for such a small number I would do regular restaurant style wine service. If the wine list is large and can be expensive and you’re concerned about what may be ordered, you could see if the restaurant will over a limited selection approved by you and the drinking guests can choose from that.

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