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posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You may want to just see if your venue accepts debit cards, I was pleasantly surprised that ours did! We’re doing open before dancing, then paying for beer, wine, and pop until 10. Our budget also doesn’t allow us a full open bar or I would. I think most people know to bring cash to weddings now for this reason so I wouldn’t stress too much about it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Do you have a wedding website? Ours has a “guest information” and “additional information” page where we could give more details. If you do, maybe you can include in there that you’ll be providing x, y, and z and a, b, and c will be available for purchase? Sorry if I’m not making sense, just trying to throw an idea out there!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@boogiewoogies:  Love that idea! 

I second the idea of checking to see if they accept debit, my guess is that they would.. Or check to see if there are atm machines at your venue

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lynnielou33193:  Sure! On the reception page I said something like “Dinner will be at Blank Restaurant” and under that I had an “On the Menu” section to give the guests a heads up on dinner…even though it’s a plated dinner that they will order when they sit down, I still wanted people to have an idea of what was offered (I’m a really picky eater myself and like to know food options ahead of time).

So you could list the foods and what drinks will be provided…and throw in that more options will be available for purchase, and I think that takes the awkwardness out of it. You wouldn’t even have to say “cash bar”.

As a guest I would find it helpful for sure!

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Whenever I’ve been to an event with a cash bar, the bar has always accepted eftpos and credit cards.  I thought “cash bar” simply meant “bar where you have to buy your own drinks”, not a bar that only accepts cash?

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@boogiewoogies:  “So you could list the foods and what drinks will be provided…and throw in that more options will be available for purchase”

That sounds like a good way of putting it.  Although I still wouldn’t bring cash, I would just bring my eftpos card, as I can’t remember the last place I went where only cash was accepted.

ETA: Actually, scratch that – OP, what country are you in?  In New Zealand I wouldn’t take cash to a cash bar, but FH lives in Australia and I remember him saying that many places don’t accept eftpos cards.  I guess if I were going to a wedding in Australia I would take cash for a cash bar.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Typically a bar like that at least has beer AND wine. You might consider adding wine… not everyone like’s beer, most people like one or the other.

I don’t personally think it would be worth the hassle of going through putting together a real bar for cash if you have beer and wine.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

@MsJ2theZ:  +1

If it’s possible to add wine, I’m sure many guests would appreciate it. I realize you’re on a limited budget, but I know a lot of people that don’t drink beer who’ll drink wine. And agreed that if you have both beer & wine, other alcohol isn’t really necessary.

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