(Closed) Bar question…is this normal?

posted 12 years ago in Food
Post # 3
711 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I think it varies?  But I’m not really too well versed on cash bars.  Sorry!

Post # 4
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I recently attended a wedding where we had to pay for soda and juice at the cash bar.  My friend and I opted not to open a tab, and the bartender had the audacity to say really loudly, “Who orders just ONE drink?  That’s so stupid.”

Post # 5
1139 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m not all that familiar with cash bars either, but I would be a bit put off to have to pay for soda and juice too.  That’s not to say I would be highly offended or anything, just not thrilled.

Post # 7
1530 posts
Bumble bee

That’s too bad.  Our soda, juice, coffee and tea were included with our meals charge per guest.  Not free, actually, but at least not something we had to pay extra at the bar for.  Annoying!

Post # 8
5 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

We are not provided soda. We have other selections that are at no cost to the guests (beer, wine, tea and punch). We felt we had to put a limit somewhere. However, most of our guests do drink, and we also have a cash bar available. I hope no one is “put off” by this, because I tossed this one around for a while.

Post # 10
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Our venue only included tea and water for drinks. We had an open bar, and we included one flat of coke zero and one flat of sprirte for liquor mixers. If someone really really wanted a coke, they could ask for one, but it wasn’t exactly advertised and it was poured into a cup so it probably passed for an alcohol drink. We offered two signature drinks, wine, and beer, and I don’t think anybody missed having a full rnage of sodas and juices. Who drinks juice? I mean, unless you’re talking about a cape codder or something, but I doubt anyone will order a striaght up cranberry at the end of the night. I wouldn’t even really worry about it. Every wedding I’ve been to has been ice tea+water only and I’ve never had an issue that diet coke or sprite or orange soda wasn’t offered. I’d juts leave it off the menu. Otherwise, the longer that “cash” menu gets, the more it looks like your guests are forced to pay, as opposed to “cash bar” only.

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