(Closed) How to tell guests it’s a cash bar

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I don’t think there’s any need to announce it.  We did an open bar for the first hour, and then we switched over to a cash bar…and we didn’t give any explanations to our guests.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I do think that you should spread the word by word of mouth.  I never carry cash and it is always an issue at those events that require it if we don’t know in advance.  We have left occasions before and not returned because it was so far to have to get cash, it was just easier to go home or out somewhere that takes our cards.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you have a wedding website (or have any desire in making one), you could always put something like this on your Reception Information page:

Meal Choice Descriptions, blah blah blah

Tea, Coffee, and Soft Drinks will be served

Beer, Wine, and other Alchoholic Beverages available for purchase

Post # 7
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Helper bee

You never mention what you aren’t having at your wedding (either “no kids”/”adult only” either, for example).  You can spread it by word of mouth.  Many people won’t assume that it is a cash bar, because open bars are still correct etiquette-wise and in many circles, so tell the family blabbermouth and hope they do what they do best haha.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It would cost a little extra if you weren’t already going to have one, but I suppose you could put the same information on the enclosure with the reception information. Some people include a map/directions in a seperate envelope within the invitiation. You could include a map, timeline of events, and then craftily put the menu information that mentions the cash bar.

I wouldn’t really rely on word of mouth for these sort of things- I know I plan to invite people that my friends/family don’t normally talk to, so it is unlikely that everyone would be aware to bring cash unless cash bars are extremely common in your area. I might not be offended by a cash bar, but like many people my age, I don’t normally carry cash on me.

 

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I’d do a small enclosure with the invites.  We’re doing worth of mouth and putting it on our website.  But, since you don’t think those things would work for yo, I would include an invite enclosure.

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