(Closed) Alcohol Served at Wedding

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Cheapest way for alcohol is a pay bar.  Which is extremely common where I live. 

As far as family goes, you know theyre grown ups.  They have lived in this world long enough to get over the fact that alot of people in this world drink alcohol, especially at weddings and similar social events. Maybe thats mean, but it is how I feel.  I wouldnt try to accomodate that issue too much…..

Post # 4
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Oh I forgot… I do expect wine if there is dinner. It is usually cheaper if you have the venue provide it…at least where I live anyway (Canada)  then you dont need to worry about liqour licences, corkage, etc

Post # 5
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m sober, so is FH, and a lot of my guests are sober… but not all.

We are doing beer and wine with just enough for the drinkers. Out of the drinkers, none are heavy drinkers anyway. Not to offend my sober buddies, we are going to make sure the bar is out of the way. We’re also not toasting with champagne but with our signature mocktail. All of my guests know that both FH have been sober for a while so this is no surprise, I think more people will be surprised that there’s actual alcohol being served.

Post # 6
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are doing a hosted bar with beer, wine, and a signature drink which was much cheaper than open bar

Post # 8
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@kdjess84:  Well if I got to an event like that, where there is not a traditional bar they always have beer, wine, and then coolers.  I assume thats the cheapest way!  Special cocktails probably can get pricey, especially where you would need ot make sure the bartenders are really good and can make it the way you like it.

Post # 10
6207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I think beer and wine is a good route. The other guests are adults who exist in public, I’m sure they’re used to being around alcohol. As long as they’re not expected to drink it everythign should be fine

Post # 11
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@kdjess84:  oh I was very concerned with this bc I have a few recovering alcoholic relatives but they are in good places post-rehab and have many years sobriety so they know the world is not going to change for them and accepted it.

I had an open bar at my wedding and everything was fiiiiiiine.

The cheapest is definitely just beer & wine.

If you want to be REALLY affordable, you could have a totally cash bar besides soda, juice & a single champagne toast.


Post # 12
9552 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think you really have to do alcohol but your drinking buddies would probably appreciate it and beer/wine is a great option. I would recommend at least one red wine, one white wine, one light beer, and one not light beer. More options if you want, but thT should be enough

Post # 13
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think Beer & Wine only is very affordable and people tend to not get as drunk on it as they would do mixed drinks. 

I also have family members that do not drink and are planning on attending my wedding. I really stressed to them that we will be having drinks, people will be drunk and I left it up to them to decide whether they feel comfortable or not to attend. It is tough but I would much rather someone not attend than come and feel uncomfortable. 

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