Post # 1
My wedding is at the end of July and we are trying to decide what’s best for serving alcohol at the reception…we want to provide some alcohol for our guests, but we also don’t want everyone to get completely wasted.. so is it best to have a $$ limit or to just provide a certain amount of beer/wine? or just let me know what you did 🙂 thanks so much…ps. our guest count is about 250
Post # 3
Have have to spend $3200 at our venue for everything. Our food will be about $2400 and we will have some appetizers so we are planning on paying for $600 in alcohol. Anything anybody wants after that is on them. We arn’t doing so they don’t get trashed though, I hope they do get really drunk. We just can’t afford to pay more than that.
Post # 4
I liked the idea that I found one time, about serviing like a signature drink, and you can limit the bar hours and limit it by the alcohol selections, hence the signature drink. 🙂 They can make something that is pretty much specific to the bride and groom. For instance, for Jon and me, it would be the Soulmate drink. When that time comes, of course.
Post # 5
We’re doing a full open bar. I trusts my guests to drink responsibly and not get absolutely wasted. We also gave the bartenders and caterers persmission to cut off anyone who gets too drunk.
Post # 6
We did top shelf open bar, which was included in our wedding package. In my friends/family, it’s expected.
Post # 7
We did an open bar and people didn’t get out of control. We did close the bar (well turned it into a cash bar) an hour and a half before the end of the reception, so that probably helped some.
Post # 9
Hi – We did beer and wine only. We, however, made sure we had enough to not run out. To me it would feel like poor planning if we ran out of drinks half way through the night.
Are you suggesting doing beer and wine only for a certain number of hours/dollar amount and then turning it into a cashbar?
Post # 10
We aren’t having alcohol. We don’t want to take care of drunks on our wedding day. We tossed around the idea of a keg for a while, but I just don’t want to have to deal with it.
Post # 11
@peanuthead: we were planning on having unlimited beer and wine and then any other liquor or higher priced drinks would be on them
Post # 12
@elenagilbert: I love, love this idea!! making up our own drink type and name would be an awesome idea!! thanks for the idea
Post # 13
We’re having ours at an all-inclusive in Mexico and the booze is free everywhere already.
Post # 14
Unfortunately we couldn’t afford an open bar, so we did wine/beer/champagne open all night long, from start to finish. There were also bottles of hard alcohol at one of the pre-ceremony events in my culture, and I know most of the men got very drunk off of it and those bottles followed some of the guys into our reception, lol. But truthfully, the wine/beer/champagne was enough, my wedding was really a party very well into the night even though there was an absence of hard liquor.
Post # 15
We did open bar for cocktail hour, and then unlimited beer/wine for the reception
Post # 16
I don’t really care if everyone gets wasted so we are doing full open bar. But I was just at a wedding with beer, wine, and two signature drinks and everyone was really wasted (ummm…including me). I think that if people want to get drunk they will get drunk off of whatever you offer.