What was the bar situation at your RD?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
64 posts
Worker bee

We hosted beer and wine for our RD. Everyone was okay with it. Most of the people in attendance were beer drinkers and it would have been a waste for us to have an open bar.

Post # 4
3833 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@StL.Ashley: It seems really unlikely that people would drink 3-4 drinks at a 3-hour dinner.

If money is an issue (not sure from your post) – could the FILs host certain drink types – i.e., domestic beers, wine, and house liquor? That could keep the cost down a little (except for the wine, unless you ordered some bottles and when it was gone, it was gone).

Post # 5
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are purchasing a set amount of alcohol up front, so I suppose you can call this a host bar.  While we will have a number of heavy drinkers, I believe we have enough non-drinkers to make this a better option.  We will have the option to purchase more if needed, on site.

Post # 6
1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Were doing the host bar – our rehearsal dinner is the same situation at yours, private room in a restaurant on a Friday night. Howeveyou our drink prices are much higher than yours. We didn’t think the often bar was worth it for the rehearsal –  most people will save their “heavy” drinking for the wedding. 


Post # 9
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I believe my ILs just bought pitchers of beer for everyone. I would probably just pay per drink in your case. 

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