(Closed) After talking to my Husband

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i just want to say cheers.  i’ve never heard of an open bar deal that amazing before.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m doing a partial opened bar… putting in $600 towards beer and wine…. when that runs out it’s a cash bar. My dress cost $2000 before alterations though. I didn’t plan on that it just happened, I have no regrets on the bar were choosing or my dress choice.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a girlfriend that actually went into the bathroom at a reception and took half of the money out of the card when she realized it was a cash bar. LOL. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@lefeymw: If you can afford a wedding party do it right or not at all.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@lefeymw: we’ll have a fully stocked bar but beer and wine will be covered. If I can swing a bit more money were throwing sour apple martinis in there.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I don’t know. I feel like everyone has their priorities, and who am I to tell them what to spend their money on? It’s my culture to have open bar, but I do understand if people don’t want to.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@lefeymw: we had an open bar, but just beer and wine with two signature cocktails, that way we were able to keep the cost down. My dress did end up costing way more than the bar, but that’s just because we got such a good deal from the caterers.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I agree. I don’t feel particularly entitled to anything at a wedding, but seriously. I am not dictating how much the bride spends. So it irks me when brides are like “Yeah but my dress is $6,000 and the food is $60 a plate and my artsy Vogue magazine worthy photos are $10,000, so you’ll have to cover your own drinks…”

Providing guests with a drink, even if it’s just beer or wine, is the gracious thing to do when people are getting dressed up, traveling to support you and bringing gifts.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i wouldn’t have an open bar… not because i’m cheap, but because i hate alcohol and refuse to contribute financially towards it. 

for our toast, we are using sparkling cider. i’m lucky that my wedding is very intimate and that my immediate family doesn’t like drinking so i don’t have to worry about it.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@rosworms: I agree with this…

I see where you are coming from OP, and I think open bar in CT is just what is socially acceptable.  (I’m orignially from CT!Laughing)  But if the host didn’t drink I wouldn’t expect them to provide alcohol for something they dont like/believe in (or whatever their reason).  Also in Texas (where I am at least) it is pretty common to only serve beer and wine which I found really weird when I first moved here.  But it all just depends on where you are I guess.

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