(Closed) Back Home Wedding Celebration/Reception HELP!

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

$750 won’t go very far with 200-250 people (a lot of people may not even get a first free drink) and it may be hard to word partial payment on an invitation to reflect this (i.e. if people see tab bar, they may expect to have at least 1-2 drinks covered).

Would it be possible to pay for a champagne toast (put the $750 towards that) and then just do straight cash bar for all other drinks? I’m not a huge fan of cash bars, but definitely understand the dilemma. I think the cash bar part should be clear to guests – so it may just be simpler to do all cash bar for ease of relaying the information. I’ll be interested to read other’s responses! 

Post # 3
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698 posts
Busy bee

I’m sorry. You think that $750 would cover 200-250 people? Honey, that will barely cover the first round. Trust me.

My open bar was well over $5000 and I only had 150 guests. You gotta get back to reality. $750 would barely cover wine/beer for 100 people at cost.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

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newellyweds2016:  Also, our signature drink was $950 for 150 guests and that was quoted for ONLY THE COCKTAIL HOUR.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Why not just cancel this at home reception and save your money since it seems that throwing this party is financially straining?

And if you do go with this celebration please nix the bridal party dance.  There shouldn’t be a bridal party because you are already married.  You and your H opening the dance floor is fine.  But no other spotlight dances.  You and your H cutting the cake is fine too.  But any other traditional wedding items should not occur, because this is not a wedding.

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