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    • MeganR125
      CommentAuthorMeganR125
      Posted: May 19th 2016
     
    Is it expected of you to still provide each guest with 1/2 bottle of wine while we have our meal? We are on a budget, I'm trying to convince my partner it's not necessary, but do your guests actually still expect it?

    Thanks!
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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 20th 2016
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    I think it's a nice touch but I'm not sure people expect it nowadays.... If there is a bar in the venue, I think you'd be ok.

    Toasting drinks are always a nice option but I personally wouldn't expect wine on the table x

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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 20th 2016
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    We didn't bother with wine on tables at ours and nobody complained (I don't think so anyway, nobody has said anything to us lol) Part of our package included a welcome/post ceremony drink and sparkling wine for the toast, that was the only drink we provided due to our budget xx
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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 32 months ago
      Posted: May 20th 2016
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    I think it's nice to have a glass of wine- if yiu are on a budget and want wine, get the waiters to pour everyone a glass xx

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    • SusanM34
      CommentAuthorSusanM34
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 20th 2016
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    We're not providing wine, but we're putting some money behind the bar so everybody can get a drink of their choice instead. Especially as most of our guests are beer or spirit drinkers! But we're only doing that because our budget allows us to, otherwise we wouldn't bother!

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: May 20th 2016
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    We get 1 glass of wine per person in our package and wont be topping that up to a half bottle.
    If nothing was included I would ask for the prices to put wine on the table but I wouldn't worry if we couldn't afford it. We are having arrival drinks and sparkling wine for toast plus bar will be open all day.

    I think guests go to weddings expecting to have to buy their own drinks these days. Anything else is just a bonus.

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 20th 2016
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    I dont think Ive ever been to a wedding with wine on the table. :-o

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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 20th 2016
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    No it's not necessary and guests should not expect anything.

    For various reasons we asked guests to choose one drink from a list when they sent back their menu choices with their rsvp. The choices were glass of red, glass of white, bottle ale, bottle lager or j20 as the soft option. This meant we could buy exactly what we needed and not spend too much by looking for the best deals. As far as I'm aware we had no complaints about this and the bar opened as soon as speeches were over. X
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    • FayeJ67
      CommentAuthorFayeJ67
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 20th 2016
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    I've never been to one without wine on the table, however I'm not sure half a bottle is needed?

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: May 22nd 2016
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    No one should expect it but it's a nice touch.

    We provided 2 drinks per person for the welcome drinks and canapés reception, half bottle of wine per head for the wedding breakfast and a glass of bubbly for the toasts each but nothing for the evening however a lot of the ladies said that they didn't buy any drinks all day and evening because there was so much wine......................basically most of hubby's mates bought themselves pints of beer because they're not wine drinkers which left plenty for everyone else.

    If you do therefore want to provide some drinks then maybe just do one or two bottles per table or 1 glass each guest because some won't drink it so there'll be plenty for those who do drink it.

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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 23rd 2016
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    My sister didn't have wine on the table. We are not wine drinkers so have decided to have ginger beer and lemonade on the tables with the meal.
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    • Shellbell
      CommentAuthorShellbell
      Got married 31 months ago
      Posted: May 23rd 2016
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    Ours is included in our package. We are supplying a glass of fizzy wine for after the ceremony & for the speeches and the 2 glasses of wine with the meal. xx

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    • RachelE293
      CommentAuthorRachelE293
      Posted: May 23rd 2016
     
    I'd say it's generally expected for a sit down 3-course type meal, but not for something like a barbecue. Have you looked at buying from a wholesaler? Depends on your corkage, but it's saving me a few hundred pounds on 65 people.
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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 5th 2016
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    We didn't have table wine, it would have worked out far too expensive for both bringing our own or using the venues (corkage prices were a joke) MIL kicked up a fuss saying people will 'expect' wine with their meal. We provided water on the table, and had a drink for toasting (orange juice for non-drinkers, bucks fizz for the drinkers). My argument was, half the people don't drink wine anyway! (and the ones that do would just end up wankered on all the free wine)

    We provided pre - drinks after we got married anyway beofre the reception room was ready (so glad it was a nice day as it was outside lol) we had a hot buffet and the bar was in the same room we ate, so it's not like people couldn't go get their own drinks

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    • DanielleG93
      CommentAuthorDanielleG93
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jun 8th 2016
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    We won't be having wine on the tables, but we are having a hog roast haha we will be supplying a glass of champagne for all at the entrance of the venue whilst we having photographs done

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    • NicoleW665
      CommentAuthorNicoleW665
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jun 8th 2016
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    if ours weren't included in the package we wouldn't be providing it, most weddings ive been to everyone has expected to buy their own drinks :)

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