(Closed) Communicating Cash Bar

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Great post! I will be checking back for some of the suggestions!

Post # 5
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I like Option #2, although I would personally be inclined to change it to:

Option 2: Due to the historic nature of the facility, we have limited our event to an adult-only reception. We have opted to host a cash bar during the reception, and to show our appreciation, we will be purchasing a limited number of alcoholic drinks for those that wish to partake. Non-alcoholic beverages will be free of change.  We look forward to dancing the night away with all the special people in our lives!

Post # 6
272 posts
Helper bee

Hmm… if not a lot of people drink, and there are going to be drink tickets for everyone, don’t you think people could just sort of shift around their tickets informally amongst themselves?  I don’t know that people would be left “digging for dollars” if at least one drink is being provided and there’s the possibility that there will be a surfeit of tickets.

What about leaving a little envelope with the tickets at each place setting? You could just write on the front, “Refreshments”. The bartender would let them know whether or not the ticket was needed for whichever drink they were ordering (alcoholic/non-alcoholic). On your website, you could write, “Limited hosted bar” which suggests that you will be hosting some, but not all, drinks.

Post # 7
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had an option at one venue for a limited amount to be charged.  So we would have been able to tell the bartender to serve alcohol until the bill reached $X amount, when he would have to check with the hosts, and stop serving unless they said to continue.  It might a good option for you – if you’re charged on a per-drink basis up to a certain amount.  It would allow you to treat some guests (the few who choose) to a drink, and you wouldn’t get banged with an unexpected bill, all with the added bonus of not having to deal with telling people about it.  🙂

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