Rehearsal Dinner Bar options

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I did consumption for the rehearsal dinner.  It came to $900 for 50 people.  The party went from 6-9.  A glass of wine was $9, a beer was $8, and I think sodas were $4.  I know some people had cocktails, but have no idea what we paid for them. 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@VintageCate:  I think it depends on your guests and the duration of your reception/cocktail hour.  We did a full open bar and it was probably half the cost of what we would’ve had to pay if we had done a consumption bar.  We had very heavy drinkers, a late night reception with no kids and no one had to drive.  We kept our bar open through dinner though.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would do the rehearsal dinner on consumption. All of the RDs I have been to had a very small amount of drinking because everyone was trying not to be wasted for the next day, but only you know your guests.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Oh, you meant for the reception.

We are doing the flat rate so it is more predictable.

I would ask his parents if they have a preference. Your venue may also be able to give you a good estimate.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I guess I am confused about the question.  For the wedding, I would do open bar.  For the rehearsal, by consumption.  It is also great if you find a restuarant for the rehearsal that is BYOB.

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