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HELP! MINI LIQUOR BOTTLE FAVORS

bku08bku08
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Hey Brides!! The big day is coming up in June and I'm looking to purchase the favors now - we need about 160 mini Makers Mark bottles for everyone (Grooms favorite whiskey; adults only). Has anyone purchased mini liquor bottles online before? I've narrowed it down to two sites: beerliquors.com and spiritfavors.com. Both seem legit, but I can't find any reviews on the sites to give me some reassurance. Or do you think it's better to have a local liquor store order them for us? So far, local liquor stores seem to be more expensive. Any help is much appreciated!!
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  • Honestly, I would contact both of the online companies directly by phone. And actually speak to a live person. Especially if you can't find any reviews. Otherwise, maybe contact a local liquor store in your area and see if they would give a deal.

    Good luck
  • itzMSitzMS
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    This seems complicated. Especially if you're simply trying to save a few bucks by trying to buy online. IMHO, either buy them from a liquor store or nothing.

    Can't you just have a signature drink made with Makers Mark at your reception?

    I highly doubt 160 adult guests all drink whiskey, anyways.
  • I assume it's legal to ship alcohol where you live?  It isn't in quite a few states.  Even if it is legal, it might be a pain.  In some states, someone who is 21, with a photo id that matches the name on the shipping label, has to sign for a package containing alcohol. 

    I agree with PPs that it might just be easier to buy them at a liquor store.  I'm sure that if you buy 160 bottles, they will give you a discount.  The price online (about $3 a bottle) is not really cheaper than what you would pay in-store, especially once you take shipping into account.

    Just a heads-up: I live in KY (not too far from where MM is made).  The price of bourbon is skyrocketing right now, because it's becoming very trendy.  Maker's in particular is having a difficult time keeping up with demand. It is one of my favorite bourbons, and I think that it would be a cute wedding favor (although a lot of people don't like bourbon), but if it were me, I'd stick with having it at the bar.
  • Personally I wouldn't drink that but dh loves makers mark.  He would take my favor.  :)  As he's sitting next to me he told me to tell you this is a fabulous idea.  
  • bku08bku08
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    Thanks so much for all your responses! Looks like I'll be checking out the liquor stores. With shipping it was going to be an extra $100 anyway! Geez! I'm sure not everyone likes whiskey, but future hubby doesn't mind taking home some extras since it's his fav.. ;) haha. And the bottles are too cute. Thanks again for all your help!!
  • csuavecsuave
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    In Response to Re: HELP! MINI LIQUOR BOTTLE FAVORS:
    [QUOTE]Personally I wouldn't drink that but dh loves makers mark.  He would take my favor.  :)  As he's sitting next to me he told me to tell you this is a fabulous idea.  
    Posted by MrsGandthebeag[/QUOTE]

    lol, I'm sure FI would do the same thing if sitting next to me :) 
    It is a neat idea from a male involvement perspective; a nice way to have the groom involved and male guests actually getting excited about a favor at a wedding (not sure this happens often).
  • itzMSitzMS
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    In Response to Re: HELP! MINI LIQUOR BOTTLE FAVORS:
    [QUOTE]Thanks so much for all your responses! Looks like I'll be checking out the liquor stores. With shipping it was going to be an extra $100 anyway! Geez! I'm sure not everyone likes whiskey, but future hubby doesn't mind taking home some extras since it's his fav.. ;) haha. And the bottles are too cute. Thanks again for all your help!!
    Posted by bku08[/QUOTE]

    Okay, but favors are supposed to be for the guests, not for your FI.

    I honestly don't know anyone who drinks whiskey/bourbon regularly enough to be thrilled with a mini bottle of Makers. And I live in one of the biggest drinking states in the nation.
  • Be sure that your venue will allow you to give them out.  They may consider it outside alcohol, which is prohibited at a lot of venues. 
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