(Closed) How to word this . . .cash bar question

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should I include the following statement on the welcome letter?
    No : (5 votes)
    20 %
    Yes : (20 votes)
    80 %
    Yes but reword it this way: : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    The information should only be spread via word of mouth, as anything else is improper. However you can share that info (as you have it worded) verbally to anyone who asks, but that is the extent of what you can do.

    Post # 4
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think putting a note in the welcome bags is a great idea! I think your wording is fine :-).

    Post # 5
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @Ember78: I disagree. If a large percentage of people were to not hear about the cash bar via word of mouth, they would be left without access to drinks, which I think would be much more irksome.

    The idea that people have to prance around the truth and assume people will magically find out the situation is insane to me. This is 2011, not 1918.

    Post # 6
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Agree with crayfish. Who decides what is ‘improper’?

    As a guest I’d appreciate the heads up to bring some cash.

    Post # 7
    14657 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think your wording is fine and a note in the welcome bag is ok too.  I would appreciate the heads up and info in my Out of Town bag – definitely better than putting it on the invite.

    Post # 8
    1559 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think this sounds good, but I would maybe change it to “A hosted cocktail hour will immediately follow the ceremony.” That way you’ll be letting them know how long it will last at the same time. 

    Post # 9
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think a note in the Out of Town bag is perfect. “cocktail hour”  is better too as tinylittlebird suggested.

    Post # 10
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had a cash bar. We let everyone know by word of mouth. However, we had a “small wedding” 60 guests. I recommend word of mouth 🙂 good luck!


    Oh, I just reread it. I think putting this in the welcome bag is a great idea! Sorry….i thought you meant the invitation!

    Post # 11
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    I think the wording works.

    Post # 12
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    wonderful! i wish i had more oot guests so i could do something like this. however, all weddings within the family have been cash bar, and it is the norm around here so word of mouth should hopefully work for us. def. agree with the cocktail HOUR part, just to clarift the extent of it

    Post # 13
    7387 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I think the wording is fine. As a guest I would defintely appreciate it. n No reason to rely on the word being spread, sorry that game of telephone will probably end up with all kind of mixed messages.

    Post # 14
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    you might want to clarify if there’s an ATM on site or if the bar accepts debit. 

    other than that, its more than fine.


    ETA: Uh, you had your wedding this weekend. Never mind! 🙂

    Post # 16
    4755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I do not think you should mention ANYTHING about hosted bar and cash afterwards. That sounds double cheap.

    IMO say: “reception with cash bar to follow” you don’t need to say anything else. CASH speaks for itself.

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