Post # 1
Let me first say that if you dont agree with cash bars, I don’t want your comment about that because CASH BARS ARE NORMAL AROUND HERE.
So we were thinking of getting a keg (depending on prices) or drink tickets or a signature drink just for something special and extra. Had not decided on it we were waiting to see how RSVP’s came in and prices.
Well I just got the prices first of all a keg is only going to save .12 per beer which i dont understand. I know how much kegs cost and they do not cost 4.82 per beer!
And then if we do drink tickets or s sig drink we have to pay the added taxes and fees also BUT if I was to personally go up and pay for a guests drink at the wedding no taxes/ fees
Post # 3
That is really frustrating!! I’m sorry they’re being difficult and essentially trying to rip you off. Unfortunately I have no advice 🙁
Post # 4
That’s really weird. I guess i understand upcharging the keg, and maybe there’s an administrative cost to doing the drink tickets, but it seems wrong that there are taxes if the bride pays for the sig drink ahead of time vs she or a guest buys it during the reception.
Post # 5
Wow, I’m sorry. I’m guessing that they won’t let you bring in your own alcohol?
Post # 6
I knew they would charge a lot more for the keg then what they cost but really a $ .12 savings! I would rather not even have it so poeple could drink what they want.
I told FH we should just attatch $5 to everyones escort cards for a drink :p
Post # 7
@TheFutureMcBride: HAHA they wont even let us supply redbull ( FH sells RB) and we can get it for free/ VERY low costs and they said they would have to buy it from his work and resell it so it would be like $12 for a Ring Bearer vodka
Post # 8
Oh I know, it is ridiculous! Our venue is similar (as were all the ones we checked out). For a host bar, the prices are a bit cheaper, but we have to pay tax and gratuity still. If the bar is a cash bar, the drinks are slightly more money – like $0.50 more or so per drink – but there are no additional gratuities and taxes. Stupid. We will have an open bar for cocktail hour and provide the wine for dinner, I think. Then we are doing a partial cash bar, so our guests will pay $2 per drink and then we will cover the rest. Our venue will charge us host bar prices though, so it does end up a bit cheaper overall (not for us obviously…haha…but cheaper per drink). I hope it works out for you!