(Closed) Alcohol at the reception

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think what you are proposing is a good alternative.  It doesn’t come out and say that you will not serve certain people alcohol because they may abuse it, but it will still be available and be within your budget/the amount you will have to serve. 

We will be doing an open bar during cocktails and probably serve wine with dinner.  Then we will be going to a $2 bar – so we will pay for close to 2/3 of each drink, but it will help people be a little more responsible with their drinking so alcohol is not wasted.  This is very common where I live, so no one will be “offended” by the fact we don’t have an open bar all night.  It is just way too expensive!

Post # 4
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sounds like a good alternative to me, just don’t advertise the fact that the bridal party gets free booze all night.

Post # 5
4485 posts
Honey bee

If someone wants to get drunk that badly (and even has an addiction), paying for it themselves will not stop them. Since a large number of relatives are alcoholics, it might be best to skip the alcohol altoghether to prevent disaster.

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