(Closed) BEST NON CONFUSING BAR OPTION(s)

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: BEST NON CONFUSING BAR OPTION:
    Keep the continuous open bar and close for the last hour (non alcholic drinks still free for guests) : (23 votes)
    37 %
    Have bar open for cocktail hour, close COMPLETELY 1 hour for dinner and reopen for duration of party : (25 votes)
    40 %
    3 hr Continuos bar and have cash bar after to allow guest to purchase alcholic drinks if they want : (14 votes)
    23 %
    Something else (explain below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    Hostess
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    open during cocktail hour, closed during dinner, reopen remainer of night….I think that is pretty standard and not confusing at all.

    Post # 5
    Member
    632 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I would probably close it during the dinner hour. Most people aren’t going to get up in the middle of a meal to get a drink – as long as water/tea/soda/ect are still available.

     

    I would also add – if you friend adds in the highlight dances or something during that hour down time – people are going to be paying attention to those events and less likely to try and walk-off to the bar.

    Post # 6
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    8449 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @MrsRedPumps:  first option.  Why only 3 hours of open bar?  Her guests can still purchase alcohol though?  I’m confused.  Could she just host the bar in that case?

    Post # 7
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    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @MrsRedPumps:  I think the most sensible option would be keeping the bar open continuously until the last hour (and closing it down completely at that point).  This is especially true if she can still offer non-alcoholic drinks for free to her guests.  The DJ (or someone else, if desired) could make an announcement 30 minutes prior to the closing of the bar as well so there are no surprises.

    Oh, and I see paragraphs on my computer.  Smile

    Post # 9
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    8449 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @MrsRedPumps:  what if she just hosts the bar tab at the lobby bar?

    Post # 10
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    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @angelinthesnowxo:  This. Close the bar for the last hour so guests have time to sober up before leaving and driving.

    Post # 11
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    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it’s best to just close for the last hour… lets people sober up a little before they leave anyway.

    Post # 12
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    3053 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I voted close the last hour. Especially if guests are driving home, they don’t need a last minute drink IMO

    Post # 13
    Member
    987 posts
    Busy bee

    @MrsRedPumps:  I voted “3 hr Continuos bar and have cash bar after to allow guest to purchase alcholic drinks if they want”, but I didn’t realise that guests would have to walk to the bar in the lobby for that last hour.  In that case, I would pick “Keep the continuous open bar and close for the last hour (non alcholic drinks still free for guests)”.

    Post # 15
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    2465 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    can the bride and groom provide wine to put on the tables during the dinner hour? if so, I’d close the bar during dinner but have that wine available–my family is pretty adamant about having wine at dinner, lol. but otherwise, i’d just close the bar for that last hour, especially if most guests are going to be driving anyway.

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