- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 2014
Oh boy, I know I am opening a whole lot with posting this one!! It’s a doozey and it’s long….
Initially I had wanted a smaller wedding 130 people or so WITH a complete open bar, well my parents had to invite their cousins and some weird family I havent seen since before I coule even talk, so the guest list got close to 200 people, thus, my parents had to adjust the budget accordingly and said “No more open bar”
Let me tell you, I FOUGHT for the open bar and still didnt get it (Just like my post on the head table earlier, I was overruled and nothing I can say or do is changing my parents minds)
What we will have isntead:
- One Hour Open bar for coctail hour (anything goes, all liquor, wine, beer etc.)
- Dinner Wine service: We will have a menu printed to go on the place settings anyways so we are adding a selection of 2-3 wines for our guests to choose from and the waiters/waitresses will go around and serve the guest their choice of wine for the hour during dinner.
- If guests want something other than wine during dinner they will need to pay for it themselves and after the hour of wine service it will go to a full cash bar.
Anyone done wine service before? should we continue the wine service throughout the reception? Maybe my fiance and I will pony up some extra cash for a signature cocktail or something (despite already covering $10,000 in addition to my parents expenses for the wedding).
All I have to say is MASSACHUSETTS IS NOT CHEAP! Sometimes I wish we were getting married outside of New England LOL.