Post # 1
We have the choice between one bar service company that charges $12 pp for beer/wine/champagne, but only has disposable glasses or going with a different company that would charge $19.50 for the same with glassware, plus an 18% service charge. We’re looking at $1700 (plus glassware rentals) or $3250 for 130. I’m worried about knowing how much glassware to rent or running out of glasses, but I feel like it might be cheaper renting than going with the second company.
Is anyone else renting glassware for the bar? Should I just pay the extra money to not have the headache of figuring out how many glasses to rent?
Post # 3
My SO tells me that most bar rental services provide their own glassware. As such I’d be weary of going with a company that doesn’t provide them (even at an additional cost). I’d go with the second company.
Post # 4
@vanessa7: We’re doing our own bar- so basically we’re paying $1.50 per guest for ice, straws, lemons, limes. Then we’re responsible for renting glasswear or somehow providing our own. Most weddings Ive been to, we were given disposable cups because the venues didnt allow glass on the dance floor. So I wouldnt even worry about renting IMO. That being said, we’re doing mason jars- one per guest 🙂 And having some disposable for back up. I think if you do go the rental route though, any major/established rental company should know how much you need.
Post # 5
I’m having a hard time with this decision because it feels like our cheaper option is being more flexible:
Option A: we are not limited in our beer/wine selections, 15% tip (to avoid tip jar) but no service charge, $12 pp, plus rentals
Option B: only one type of beer plus 1 red/1 white, 18% service charge plus unspecified tip (to avoid tip jar), $17 pp with glassware included
Option A is also appealing because they don’t charge us $3 extra pp for the wine we want like Option B does….
Is this a good estimate for the rentals for 150: 300 champagne flutes (for toast and bar) and 450 wine glasses (3 per person)?
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