canaan wrote: mac5155 wrote: OutofFoil wrote:
mac5155 wrote:So, our wedding is in June 2013, a friend just gave us 10 bottles of jacquins vodka, gin, whiskey and scotch. Will it still taste good (I know it's cheap, but I mean notskunked)
It'll just be aged a bit. Spirits don't go bad. That stuff won't get any better though but it's good open bar fare.
What I thought. Yeah, I'd love to get decent spirits but were on a tight budget.
cheap(er) liquor is the way to go. i didnt even have liquor at my wedding...just beer and wine. saved a ton of coin that way.
I mean yeah people will drink whatever booze you have there but getting mid-shelf (jack, skyy, captain, bacardi) isn't a terrible thing... we spent ~$1200 on booze (wine, beer, spirits) for our wedding and returned about $350 worth of it. I know from going to weddings I don't mind drinking well stuff like jacquins but I do know it's awful and I'll have one of the worst hangovers ever the next day. The entire wedding (176 people) cost us right around $16k. The booze was a splurge but not a terrible splurge. We had 34 liters of wine (only needed about 28-29 liters), 6 handles of skyy, 4 handles of jack, 4 of captain, 2 of bacardi (ran out of captain). We had 2 kegs of beers (miller lite and Yuengling) and had almost all of that left, the place we had our wedding actually got the next party to buy the kegs of beers because there was so much left. But hey if you got that much booze for free why not use it. If your free booze aren't good enough for someone they don't have to drink it. Sorry I rambled on but it's still fresh in my mind.
edit: had 1 handle of peach schnapps, 1 5th of generic irish cream, 1 5th of generic khalua, and 1 handle of tequila.
edit edit: boxed wine is fine. We had White Zin, Cabernet, Pinot, and Merlot. Less of the reds, more of the white/blush