- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
So alcohol has been a big topic of conversation with me, my fiance and my family. My parents both think we should do a cash bar only, but both my fiance and I are uncomfortable asking our friends, and his family to pay (some of them are big drinkers). We ARE trying to save money and I agree some changes to the alcohol package should be made so we can save…
I think my fiance and I have come up with a compromise, but I would like to hear your guys thoughts to see if you think it’s fair/appropriate/etc…
The package as it stands now is a 1 hour cocktail hour open bar, bar closes for dinner but they do a wine service (they pour everyones wine so there aren’t wasted bottles on the tables) and then a 4 hour open bar for the rest of the reception. What my fiance and I are thinking is open bar cocktail hour (as in the original package), wine service during dinner (again, as in the original package) but then once the dancing starts and dinner is finishing, make it a cash bar at that point. We think in this scenario, they get a bunch of free booze, but then if they want to continue drinking after dinner, they can purchase it.
Is this a fair compromise?