(Closed) Alternatives to Open Bar?

posted 11 years ago in Food
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

A non-cash bar where you (bride/groom) are paying by guest consumption is still an open bar; you’re just charged per drink instead of per head. 🙂 If you’re trying to save money, some options are to just host beer and wine (maybe pick a signature cocktail if you want to host hard liquor so that you don’t need to provide quite so many options), select by head or by drink depending on how much you expect people to drink, or have waiters pass drinks (like passed/tray-carried hors d’ouvres), which will limit consumption… although you’ll have to hire more staff. If you can provide your own alcohol you can save a lot of money; just call a local bartending school to find bartenders if your venue doesn’t provide them and it is very inexpensive.

Good luck!

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