(Closed) How do I indicate a cash bar on invitations?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Maybe…”please join us for dinner and dancing at________, cash bar available”

Post # 4
4485 posts
Honey bee

You don’t because it’s rude and people will be offended. That information is to be spread via word of mouth only.

Post # 5
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with @mzlouis2b:, that wording sounds fine, not rude at all.  In the UK cash bars are much, much more common but in places where they are not, I think it’s a good idea to put in on the invites just so there’s no confusion.

Post # 6
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think that wording is fine.   Don’t worry about some people thinking it’s rude, it’s not a big deal. 

Post # 7
1426 posts
Bumble bee

Agree with mzlouis2b as well. Doesn’t sound rude at all!

Word of mouth doesn’t always work… Nothing wrong with having a cash bar, and I wouldn’t be offended if a couple decided to have one, but as a guest, I’d like to know right off the bat. I’d feel more “offended” if they didn’t let guests know.

Post # 8
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I like that wording as well.  I prefer to know ahead of time, so that I can bring cash (I never ever carry cash normally.) I went to a wedding once where I wasn’t allowed to bring a +1 (before we were engaged) and found out afterwards it was a cash bar and had to leave the reception to go to an ATM to get some money out in order to have a couple of drinks. Unfortunately I didn’t really know anyone at the wedding to hit up for a a few drinks or a few bucks. Kinda sucked. Tell them ahead of time, and don’t just depend on word-of-mouth!

Post # 9
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

i suggest word of mouth but if you are having a larger wedding that might be difficult. we had a cash bar but a small wedding of 60 people and it got around fine word of mouth.

I think @mzlouis2b: wording sounds good!

Post # 10
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I dont know of anyone that leaves their house without their wallet these days but it is inconveniant to have to find an ATM. I think the wording posted above is fine. It will be great to have the advanced notice. 

Post # 12
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

I suggested something similar on a thread made by Miss Tattoo, but what about “A selection of drinks will be available for purchase?”

I’m also not sure I would put it on the invitation, perhaps on the website? Or on the insert that also provides directions to the venue, etc.

Post # 13
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i like this wording, and i think it is perfectly appropriate.  i NEVER carry cash these days, so i would definitely appreciate the heads up. 

Post # 15
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Another wording is “no host bar” however, some people may still require clarification on that.

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