(Closed) How do I let people know its a toonie bar?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Must be a Canadian thing.  What’s a toonie bar?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Im intrigued too..whats a toonie bar?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hahaha….it is a Canadian thing.  The twoonie is our $2 coin!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

do u have an emcee or dj that could announce?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh I never even answered your question!  Haha…distracted laughing at the twoonie thing.

I would put signs out at the bar and with your menu on the tables – something like “Pop, punch, beer and wine is complimentary.  All other drinks will be $2 at the bar.”  I like Ms. Meowerson’s idea of using your MC or DJ to announce it as well.  If you tell people to spread the word, I am sure everyone will figure it out! 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think the sign at the bar will be enough, especially if you’ve been spreading the news verbally. Btw, a toonie for the hard stuff is a steal! I’d be excited if I were a guest. A recent wedding I went to charged $2.50 for a pop. 🙂

Our $1 coin is called a “loonie” so when the $2 coin came out, elimintating the $2 bill, this clever little name came with it. It’s a double loonie, or toonie. haha I love Canada.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Baileyh:it’s more than fair! Seriously… they couldn’t go anywhere else and get a drink for less than $6 🙂 $2 is a great price!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Baileyh: We are going to be having a twoonie bar too!  We will probably do open bar for one hour of cocktails and then include wine with dinner, but after that it will be a twoonie bar.  For us, it isn’t even for the cost savings (though that is a nice perk of it!), it is more about being more responsible and not wasting.  Not to say that an open bar is irresponsible!  I just think that people are a little more aware about getting one more drink if they have to pay – even if it is only two bucks!  Plus, you will get less people wasting half their drink because they are too lazy to go back to their table to get it or something.  People can still party and have a great time – and yes some will get drunk – without spending much money!  I would not be offended at all if there was a twoonie bar!  Still beats paying $5 plus for every drink you would have at a cash bar, IMO. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Omg Canada is the coolest.  Loonies and toonies!  I love it!  Um, but more to the point — I would definitely make sure you have adequate signage explaining it.  It may be a touch confusing that some of the alcohol is complimentary and some isn’t.  Just takes a little bit of signage!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you’re purchasing your own liquor, why not just buy what you can afford and not charge your guests?  I think I’m confused.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I”m also confused.. not to sound rude, but why would you charge your guests if you are buying everything ahead of time, especially at discounted prices?

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