(Closed) Hosted bar to cash bar

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@NYE Gal:

Ohhh, would you mind sharing how much of each (how much beer, liquor, etc) that you purchased? We are buying our own as well….and of course alcohol in Canadian dollars is much different than American, ugh!

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

warning: i once went to a wedding where the bar was hosted until a certain dollar amount was reached- not everyone got a drink before the bar ran out in 15 minutes, i kid you not.  while it is incredibly generous of you to host your bar, i personally would rather something like an hour hosted rather than a set dollar amount, for this very reason.  if you can’t host a full hour, i’d say just go cash bar.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have to say, unless drinks at your venue are crazy expensive $3,500 seems like a decent chunk of change that should last a while!

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Agreed that of people know that there’s a maximum, they’ll drink like banshees to make sure they take advantage.  I’m not sure how you can let people know that at some point they’ll be paying cash, but “limited open bar” sounds like the best option, although it might need a little more explanation.  $3500 will definitely get you far, but what if you say something like “two hours of hosted bar with cash option following”?  People will still drink like fish during the first two though.  Hmm.  Your gesture is awesome and generous, but I’m not sure how to convey the message.

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

im sorry i missed the $3500 part!

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