(Closed) Cash Bar vs. Dry Wedding

posted 11 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Cash bar or dry wedding?

    Cash bar (Let's say, without the "something extra".)

    Dry wedding (Absolutely NO cash bar.)

  • Post # 3
    1397 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’d have to go with dry reception, but that’s because we’re doing one ourselves for a variety of reasons. But if we HAD to do a bar, I’d prefer cash over open, if that makes sense. Might control the drinking a bit…or maybe not. =P It’s hard to tell!

    Post # 4
    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would much prefer the option of buying myself a drink!!

    Post # 5
    36 posts
    • Wedding: October 2010


    ahyaaayahhh! you opened the doors Laughing

    This is just my opinion.  I would prefer dry wedding because I feel as the host I have a responsibility and I would feel bad if my guests had to pay for anything since they have already spent money to travel to the event. Over 1/2 of my wedding party is out of town.

    BUT there are many other options to open bar but that is a different forum 🙂

    Post # 6
    3330 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I was already definitely having a host bar for the beer and wine, and when I asked my/FI’s friends about if they would drink hard liquor, they said they would rather have a cash bar than no hard alcohol at all.

    We ended up going with the host bar for everything (it was super cheap at my venue), but that was their views!

    Post # 7
    27 posts
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Cash Bar, I would hate to be somewhere with out the option to buy something.

    Post # 8
    3674 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I don’t care either way, as I don’t drink. But knowing all of my friends and family, they would rather have cash bar.

    Post # 9
    1529 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Can I pick neither? I really hate dry weddings and I tend to feel kind of offended by cash bars. Somewhere in between would be good. Even if it is just one drink per person if they want it, that would be better IMO.

    Post # 10
    4437 posts
    Honey bee

    Cash bar. I would like the option to buy myself a drink if I wanted to.

    Post # 11
    438 posts
    Helper bee

    As a guest, I’d prefer to have an option although some view it as “tacky”.  

    However I have never been to a wedding with a cash bar  but as long as I know ahead of time so I can bring some cash with me I would be okay with it.

    Post # 12
    154 posts
    Blushing bee

    At my brother’s wedding, they did an open bar for an hour and then after that is was cash. Everyone seemed ok with it. I was too young to drink.

    Post # 14
    1344 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Hahah this is going to be a fun one!! Honestly, if you can’t afford it at least give me the option of a cash bar and I can make my own decision whether to spend my money. It’s better than having nothing, imo.

    Post # 15
    1364 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would prefer a cash bar. That being said, cash bars are quite popular over here and I would never go to a wedding without my credit cards just in case.

    Post # 16
    1374 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’d much rather have the option of buying something than not having the option at all.  In my opinion I think it’s ruder to deny your guests the option then have them pay for alcohol if they want it.

    We’re providing a champagne reception and toast, as well as wine throughout dinner (along with a “soft bar”), the rest is cash bar.  I think it’s a fair compromise.

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