- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2017
We recently cut our guest list from 200-150, then down to 102. With the change in numbers we have decided to switch to a more appropriate venue and some nicer ones at that. Now, in my search I am really liking the Seelbach Hilton and The Brown hotel. Bothh of these places would be giving us their smaller ballrooms since we have a small wedding. I plan on having 90 adults and 12 kids according to our list. Our reception will he 5 hours with the bar open 4.5 hours. When crunching numbers I gave each adult 5 glasses of wine or beer for the reception for budgeting purposes. Their bar package breaks down to 7.5 glasses per person and I thought this was excessive. I would have some drunk guests so I budgeted 5 drinks for each adult. I figured the non or not so heavy drinkers would help with the heavier drinkers. Do you think that 5 drinks is or isn’t enough? Should I offer a cash bar after a certain budget ($3,000) on the host bar is reached? Or go to a different venue bc the cash bar is always rude or tacky? The open beer and wine is $4500 and I can’t afford that.