(Closed) Cash bar advice please

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wouldn’t list it at all. I’d just put “Dinner & dancing to follow” or “The celebration continues with dinner & dancing”….

I’ve actually never seen someone list the cocktail hour / appetizer part on the card. I think it’s sort of implied.

You can always get the cash bar out by word of mouth or on a wedding website. I don’t think a reception card is the right place to note it.

I’m having a cash bar also (open bar for cocktail hour, though) but I haven’t made any mention of it anywhere.

Post # 4
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Christen: You could say “mocktail hour” instead of cocktail hour.

Post # 5
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had several inserts in my invites, and on the one about Location/Directions I just put something like “After dinner, wine and beer will be available for a toonie each.” 

(A toonie is a CDN $2 coin. Toonie bars are pretty common here – kinda of like a half-cash bar. The couple pays half and the guests pay half in the form of a toonie.)

Post # 6
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think MissMaine was right, and you can just say “dinner and dancing to follow.” Dinner will just be slightly delayed, which is pretty normal. If you really, really want to imply that there will be a slight gap, you could say “Appetizers, dinner and dancing to follow.” I would just keep it simple, but leave the word “cocktail” out of it.

Post # 7
4824 posts
Honey bee

I am a fan of knowing its a cash bar ahead of time because I never carry cash and within my ciricle I would never expect one. If you think its the same with your guests I would say something like 

“Non-hosted cocktail hour”


Post # 8
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wouldn’t put it on the reception card.  Cocktail hour isn’t usually on there.

Do you have a wedding website?  Ours had a section for the schedule, and it could go 6p ceremony, 7p cocktail hour (cash bar), 8p dinner etc.  Or if you have an insert with directions/hotel info whatever, you could put a line about the cash bar there.

Post # 10
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

You could put “cocktail hour”, and then add a separate line for “cash bar”. To me, cocktails just means that there’s going to be booze, and it’ll be classy. : ) If you’re from an area where cash bars are common, people will probably just assume that that’s what it’ll be, too — but still specify in the invite. (Also, will your venue accept credit/debit, or just cash? If they take credit/debit, and cash, you might be able to skip putting it in, but I guess better safe than sorry.)

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