Post # 1
This is a spin-off of yrret107’s post.. I am from Philly, and most of the weddings I’ve ever been to have been completely open bar. One recently was a limited bar w/ beer, wine, juice, soda, and signature drinks. I don’t think I’ve ever attended a cash bar. Is the area we’re from what is a big driver of open bar vs. cash bar? Like I said in the other post, I never bring cash to weddings, so I’d have to make an ATM run or do a little mooching if there wasn’t an opportunity to get funds.
Just wondering! Is there a connection?
Post # 3
I think so. I’m from upstate New York and I’ve only been to one wedding that had a cash bar. Everything else was full open bar.
Post # 4
In MI, open bar is expected. Where is it regionally specific that a cash bar is Miss Manners appropriate?
Post # 5
my family is kind of from all over–i’ve been to weddings in dc, nyc, sf bay area, boston, and houston tx and never seen a cash bar…
Post # 6
Most family weddings I attended (Ohio, Upstate New York) have been open bar. Our wedding in Michigan will be open bar.
I work in central Massachusetts and most of my coworkers were shocked when they heard our wedding would be open bar. Of the east coast weddings I’ve attended, I’ve seen a mixture of open bar, cash bar, and limited bar.
So my answer is . . . yes, I think it’s regional!
Post # 7
In the midwest all wedding have been an open bar except one that was a cash bar. When I lived in the Southwest, most either had a cash bar or no alcohol at all.
Post # 8
I’ve only been to one wedding where there was a cash bar.
I think that it’s better to have a limited bar and/or no bar than a cash bar. It’s like inviting someone over to your house for dinner and then expecting them to pay for their meal.
Post # 9
I’m from Michigan and have been to a few weddings around the Great Lakes area (Michigan, Chicago, Cleveland). Most of them have been weddings with open bars, never cash bar.
Post # 10
Havent been to too many weddings but I went to one in September in Richmond that was a limited bar (beer/wine/signature cocktails) and then I went to one in July in Rockville, MD that was beer and wine only…..Also depends on time of day…my dads wedding was a lunch reception and they just had beer/wine/champagne…..I would love to be able to have an open bar but I dont know if its going to be possible because our venue charges SO much for it (its per drink)