We went to a wedding last week. As we walked into the cocktail hour space, we were each given a small card with a coupon attached. It was one of those red coupons you see at carnivals or fairs- the kind that come in a long roll and you tear them off and hand them out. The card the coupons were attached to said they were good for one signature cocktail. They had a table with the signatures cocktails (they tasted like dirty dishwater), and you gave them the coupon and got the drink. There was no bar to buy anything else, or even a table with pitchers of water and glasses.
Once we got into the reception room, we had another two coupons attached to the dinner menu. They did have a bar, and after you used up your two coupons, you could buy drinks from a limited selection.
Has anyone ever heard of this?
I kind of got the feeling the bride thought her guests would get roaring drunk and drool all over ourselves. I know the crowd and this is not the case. It smacks of either being cheap or controlling.