Post # 1
I would love to have an open bar but I don’t think it’s in the budget but I’m shocked at how much venues here charge per drink. I feel that $7-9 is too much for a drink and I’m wondering if anyone knows if it’s possible to ‘subsidize’ the price ie; we pay the venue $2 or $3 for every drink sold and the guests pay the difference therefore getting a lower drink cost? Am I being silly?
We are planning to provide wine with dinner 3-4 bottles per table of 8, is that enough for us to do? I just don’t want my guests to be shocked at the drink prices (typically I’ve paid about $5 a drink at other weddings I’ve been to, most of them having cash bars)
Post # 3
I’ve seen plenty of subsidized bars where I live, so I wouldn’t think it’s weird at all. We haven’t decided for sure yet, but we may do a “toonie bar”. Our drinks are around $5-6 each, so we’d subsidize the $3-4, and our guests would only pay $2.
If you’re providing 3-4 bottles of wine with dinner … that’s 1/2 bottle of wine per person (assuming all 8 drink). That seems generous to me 🙂
Post # 4
@MsGinkgo: not silly at all.
Post # 5
I have only been to 1 wedding with a cash bar….it was fine. My only tip would be to let folks know so they bring cash, that turned into an issue for some at this wedding.