(Closed) Cash Bar -mentioning on website

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
8734 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@RingPup: I don’t know that I’d put it on the site, is there a way to have your parents, Future In-Laws, and BMs spread the news via word of mouth?

Or put something like, open bar cocktail hour, wine provided with dinner so that the cash bar is implied?

Post # 4
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I will also be doing a cash bar. So no judgement from me.

I think that if you mention that there will be an open bar at cocktail from whatever time to whatever time, that itself will be a given that after that, there won’t be an open bar.

Post # 5
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hmmm… I can’t answer your question, but I think I’ll add this info to my own FAQ section. For most of my guests they’ll expect a cash bar too.

Post # 7
4822 posts
Honey bee

How about a “non-hosted cocktail hour”

Post # 8
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

For our wedding we did a toonie bar ($2) so at the bottom of our invitations, we put “Reception to follow at 5:00, Toonie bar”. It was enough to let guests know they need to bring cash but its not “in your face” kind of thing…

Hope that helps. We didn’t have a website to put the info on either.

Post # 11
18627 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you could put it in your timeline saying “open bar” under the cocktail hour and “wine” with dinner or whatever and hopefully people will get the point when you don’t mention after the reception.

Post # 13
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I put “Immediately following the ceremony, the reception will be held at The Bayside of Nahant. Seated dinner will be served with cash bar (no credit cards, cash only) available.”

Post # 14
29 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

A friend of mine used this under their additional information tab on their website: 

Just a note that we will have some hosted beer and wine during the cocktail hour immediately following the wedding and hosted champagne for toasts.  For those of you looking to enjoy a wider variety of alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks there will be a cash bar open at the reception.

You could change the hosted champagne for toasts to hosted wine with dinner.  

Post # 16
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d say put it on your website. That is what the website is for, information about your wedding. People need to know so that they can have cash on them if they want to drink.

I went to a wedding last summer and on the invites it said dinner and cocktails to follow, to me this means open bar, yet it was a cash bar. I wasn’t too happy to find this out after I was there.

Our wedding we are doing a toonie bar and on the invites I plan to put no host bar. That way people know.

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