(Closed) Closing open bar during dinner then re-opening/how 2 explain

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
46232 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The bar will be closed during dinner service.

Please enjoy some wine with your dinner.

Just be aware that those who want to, will then just double up on the last drinks they order before dinner to last through the meal.

Post # 5
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@julies1949:  +1. I have a friend who ordered 6 drinks during cocktail hour because the open bar was only open during the cocktail hour (it was beer and wine only for the rest of the reception). Then she paced herself so that they lasted the rest of the evening. I don’t know if all of your guests are like my friend, but I bet a few of them will be.

Post # 7
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This is pretty normal in my area. But I have seen notes on the bar and the bartenders are moved to wine service waiters for the short time. I dont think anything is wrong with this. 

But I’m like the PP’s friend and I order several drinks to stock up for dinner! 

Post # 8
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MsTargaryen:  She had her bf guard them while she was stocking up lol. She had him order some of them for her so that the bartender wouldn’t get suspicious too. 

Post # 9
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just printed a note saying “the bar will close for one hour during dinner” and put it in a cute frame. It got the point across and looked nice. Oh and I put that on the bar so everyone would see it as they were getting drinks during cocktail hourApparently the bartender did leave during that hour but my guests all just went behind the bar and helped themselves. Lol.

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