- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Hi Bees, we’re trying to finalise our beverage package and need some advice.
We’re having a destination wedding in Bali, at a resort/hotel with around 40-50 guests. I would say out of that guest list, I could count the number of ‘heavy’ drinkers on one hand (and even then, they are wine drinkers rather than spirit drinkers).
The resort offers a free flow beverage package that includes soft drinks, juices, beers, white and red wine, and spirits. It’s priced at $100 per head for the first three hours, and then $36 per hour after that.
The taxes on alcohol in Bali are ridiculous, and FI isn’t keen on the (very cheap) wines included in the free flow package. We thinking of nixing all of that, and doing this instead:
– Signature cocktail as a welcome drink for each guest ($24 each)
– BYO champagne for cocktail hour
– BYO white and red wine for dinner
– BYO dessert wine/spirits for dessert/after-party
Corkage is $30 per bottle opened, and we’ve budgeted for 40 bottles red/white and 17 bottles champagne (which will probably be too much).
What I’m wondering is that on top of that, should we do a bill on consumption for anything else guests want to drink – soft drinks, juices, mixed drinks throughout dinner? This would come out less than if we did the free flow package per head, right? Should we put a consumption cap on the tab, and if so – how much should we set it at?
Any opinions/advice/warnings appreciated!