(Closed) Cash Bar

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t think it’s tacky at all. A. If that’s what you can afford, then, that’s what you can afford. B. It cuts back on the risks of having an open bar, and having some drunken incidents that you don’t want.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are you wondering if it is tacky to have a cash bar or post it on the program?

Did you know it was a cash bar before hand or did you only find out because of the program? 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@linz09:  I think this is the important issue.  Personally, I’m against cash bars all together, but for me the biggest issue is that people often don’t expect them.  Many people don’t carry cash anymore, and if you get to a wedding and didn’t know beforehand that it was a cash bar then you may have to sip on tap water all night watching the few people who had notice or happened to have cash drink whatever they want.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

To answer both.,..

I don’t think it is tacky to have a cash bar if you can’t afford it. As long as I knew ahead of time it would be fine because I rarely keep a lot of cash on me so the money I would bring would be tip money and not enough to purchase drinks all night long.

As per the program, if your guests knew ahead of time about open bar I would just make a sign and place it on the bar. Programs generally just outline the ceremony (I think!) so I don’t think it is necessary to have it on there.

On a side note $5 for all you can drink is a wickid price! We are having an open bar and it is about 27$ per person!!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We might have to do a cash bar simply because of finances.  Hopefully not, but it’s a possibility. 

For me, if the only thing people take away from my wedding is that I had a “tacky” cash bar, I obviously didn’t do a good job with the rest of it. 

I know some people consider it tacky, but I’d rather have a cash bar than no bar. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@MissBananaBread: You read my mind!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

We’re doing a cash bar because of financial reasons.  We’re going to put in on our wedding website and use word of mouth so people come prepared if they want to drink.  Most of my family doesn’t drink at all anyway so I don’t think it will be an issue. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If I were going to do a cash bar, I wouldn’t put the pricing on the programs, but have a chalkboard or whatnot near the bar, but also make sure people knew beforehand.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I can never figure out why people are so opposed to cash bars. I mean, of course everyone loves free alcohol, but I personally don’t feel like not wanting to spend thousands for my guests to get trashed makes me a bad host.

We’ll be having a complete cash bar, free soda and water though. We’ve been pretty open about it so lots of people know and it will be on the invitation and website. I think it’s pretty crappy to put it on the program only if no one knew beforehand though- guests should know something like that ahead of time, so they know to bring cash.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@linz09: That’s exactly what I was thinking! We’d totally do AYCD if it was $5/pp.

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