Post # 1
I’m having trouble with my reception cards. It’s very common in my area to have a twoonie bar, to the point where an open bar is a welcome surprise rather than expected. I do want to give guests a head’s up that they’ll need to pay for drinks, though. Here’s what I’ve got for my reception card – is there a better way to indicate that guests will have to pay for drinks? **PLEASE — don’t comment on whether a cash bar is bad ettiquette. I already know it is, and I’m okay with that.**
Ms. Pepper & Mr. Pepper would be
delighted if you would join them to celebrate their marriage
at a dinner reception with their family and friends.
Cocktails at 6:00
Dinner to be served at 7:00
RSVP Card enclosed
Post # 3
I think what you have is fine, actually!
Post # 4
I second Mrs. Grape! Sounds good to me. And I don’t even think it’s really much etiquette issue any more either. Weddings are expensive enough without the cost of having to pay for all of the beverages. We’re going to be doing a partially cash bar too…but with the welcome bags, including 1 free cocktail for each guest…after 1, it’s on them…
Post # 5
We are putting wine on the tables and providing non-alcoholic options including punch, perrier, sparkling cider, and soda. Guests just have to pay if they want hard liquor. Good to know that I seem to be on the right track!
Post # 6
I think the wording “No host bar” will sound better on the card than “cash bar”
Post # 7
uhm, what is a twoonie bar?
Post # 8
@Mrs Hedgehog: I believe it’s where guests pay 2-3 dollars for a drink rather than full price.
Post # 9
i am Canadian and so i know what toonies and loonies are. but what is a twoonie??!
Post # 10
All the confusion about toonies and twoonies and loonies! Lol!
A toonie (or twoonie) is a $2 coin. A toonie bar is where guests pay $2 per drink, rather than the whole cost.
I appologize for my bad spelling and lack of explanation.
Post # 11
we’re having cash bar – but didn’t put anything on the invites about it. i think most people expect it, and will end up having cash or cc with them anyway (just in their wallet or purse).
Post # 12
Sounds fine to me! You could put “Toonie bar” if you want, too. Sounds cuter that way, imo. 🙂
ETA: For those who do not know what a toonie is. We call one dollar coins “Loonies” because they have a picture of a loon on them, so it only makes sense to call a two dollar coin a “toonie” 😉
Post # 13
I think what you have is fine. Sounds fun!
Post # 14
I like the idea of toonie bar because it sounds fun and tells them exactly how much they should expect to pay for drinks.
Post # 15
don’t write cash bar in invite… instead let your bridal party spread by mouth that it is a cash bar
Post # 16
I like the “No Host Bar” if you feel like you REALLY need to say something. If no one is expecting an open bar anyway, just leave it off.