Post # 1
we are opting to close the open bar during the dinner service, and offering table side wine service to guests. This is really just so that we can prolong the open bar an hour into the reception.
I am trying to think of some nice wording for a little sign on the bar during cocktail hour / dinner that let’s guests know the bar will reopen after dinner and wine is being offered table side….
Any ideas on how this can be done in a nice way that isnt weird? I know this is an odd question!
Post # 3
The bar will be closed during dinner service.
Please enjoy some wine with your dinner.
Just be aware that those who want to, will then just double up on the last drinks they order before dinner to last through the meal.
Post # 5
@julies1949: +1. I have a friend who ordered 6 drinks during cocktail hour because the open bar was only open during the cocktail hour (it was beer and wine only for the rest of the reception). Then she paced herself so that they lasted the rest of the evening. I don’t know if all of your guests are like my friend, but I bet a few of them will be.
Post # 6
@asscherlover: ha! If I were her, I am sure the waitress would clear away my ‘stash’ before the end of the party! 🙂
Post # 7
This is pretty normal in my area. But I have seen notes on the bar and the bartenders are moved to wine service waiters for the short time. I dont think anything is wrong with this.
But I’m like the PP’s friend and I order several drinks to stock up for dinner!
Post # 8
@MsTargaryen: She had her bf guard them while she was stocking up lol. She had him order some of them for her so that the bartender wouldn’t get suspicious too.
Post # 9
I just printed a note saying “the bar will close for one hour during dinner” and put it in a cute frame. It got the point across and looked nice. Oh and I put that on the bar so everyone would see it as they were getting drinks during cocktail hourApparently the bartender did leave during that hour but my guests all just went behind the bar and helped themselves. Lol.