Devoted September 2019

Open bar options

Ana, on June 1, 2019 at 1:14 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 5
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Ok so we are having an open bar but buying our own alcohol. What do we buy? Not how much I have got that figured out but we are not drinkers so if you can help me out with what I need to buy that would be great 馃憤. What are you offering?


  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn Online
    I would ask your bartender to help with a shopping list based on what/how many drink options you鈥檒l be offering.
  • Hannah
    VIP July 2019
    Hannah Online
    Caytlyn has a good suggestion. I've also heard a general rule of thumb is to have, at minimum, 1 clear liquor (like vodka) and 1 dark (like whiskey), along with maybe 2 beer options (1 light and 1 dark) and a red wine (merlot or cabernet sauvignon are usually popular) and 1 white wine (pinot grigio and chardonnay are 2 popular choices there as well). When in doubt though, always ask the professional!
  • Melle
    Master June 2019
    What would be so fun is if you and your groom come up with a drink you each like most and offer it as like the drink of the night - groom fave and brides fave and then figure out what the ingredients for those are
  • Ana
    Devoted September 2019
    Thanks for all the help the signature drinks sound fun.
  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019

    We're buying our own too, we're keeping it pretty basic, regular beer, lite beer, some champagne for the toasts, and a couple kinds of liquor for mixing. I know his family and i'm sure they'll definitely being doing some BYOBing too. I'm fine with that.

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