(Closed) Cash bar?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 92
5986 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@val_toro:  Since cash bars are actually just cash as opposed to being able to use plastic. I rarely ever carry cash on me. If there is not an ATM at the venue this could be a problem for guests.

ETA: sorry! Saw you edited it! I’ve never actually come across one that didn’t accept plastic though!

Post # 93
3928 posts
Honey bee

I mean, the prices aren’t bad, but if you can afford the open bar, I think you should do it. We are supplying our alcohol for 125 people, caterer is covering all mixes and garnishes, and its costing us $2500 tops…which isn’t that crazy in the grand scheme of things

Post # 94
1132 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I saw an earlier post about drink tickets. Maybe try doing that then having people pay for the rest.

Post # 95
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@BrideToBee2014:  if your venue provided the liquor I would say go for the cash bar to save money, I don’t see anything wrong with that.  I am not one of those people that hates cash bars because I understand how expensive weddings are and that is such a high cost when included by the venue.

However, if you are providing the alcohol to the venue you have a real oppurtunity to save money because you can control what type of spirts to buy and it is significantly cheaper than venue provided cost.  Also, you can usually return unopened bottles for a full refund.  If you charge, I worry that would appear tacky.  Most people will find out that you were able to provide the alcohol yourself and it will be confusing as to why they are being charged… it might send the wrong message especially because the money is going back to you and not the venue, people may get the wrong idea and think you’re trying to make extra money off them

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