Post # 1
I am not posting this in the etiquette forum as I think/know I will be attacked by the ettiquette police -so if you’re reading this, please stay away and don’t tell me I’m rude 🙁
Cash bar is the route we have to go, will be normal for most of our guests, but to cover all the bases and go with my very “open” theme in terms of information website how can I say cash bar? The cocktail hour will be open bar (between 5 and 6pm), wine on tables for dinner, but the party party part of the night will be cash ($2 and $3 drinks).
I have laid out a timeline/order of go for the day on our site with titles and then details below each title, how can I include this?
Thank-you in advance,
Post # 3
@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
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
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 # 6
I thought/hoped for word of mouth, but realistically with 75%+ coming from Out of Town, the one/few times I may talk or email with some (and likely not all) I don’t want to be jamming cash bar into their ears, so almost thought the website being a “go to” spot for information would be more “subtle”?
Thanks so far!
Post # 7
How about a “non-hosted cocktail hour”
Post # 8
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 # 9
Cocktail hour is hosted. After dinner is where we get to a point where we can’t do open bar.
Post # 10
lol at toonie bar, love it!
Post # 11
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 # 12
All of our Out of Town guests are from NS (FI too!) so he and all his fam say they’re a norm and have been that way at any wedding we’ve been too in NS.
Post # 13
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
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 # 15
That is awesome, thank-you for sharing that!
Good to note cash only too, I hope people will “get that” given our farm venue!!
Post # 16
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.