(Closed) Is 3 hour open bar enough???

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I haven’t been to a reception like that, it has always been all or nothing.  That being said, I wouldn’t mind it turning into a cash bar, just as long as I knew it was going to turn into a cash bar.  So I come prepared with some money! 🙂 

So just make sure the guests are aware so they can be better prepared for it:) I hate going to a wedding only to find out that I wasn’t aware it was a cash bar (this has happened and its inconsiderate in MY own opinion.)

Good LUck, let us know what you decide

 

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Open bar for several hours at your reception and following then with a cash bar is totally fine. Usually your venue will provide signage at your bar counter which will indicate the timeframe for open bar and for cash bar. Having a beer/wine open bar and cash bar for liquor could get really ugly.

Post # 19
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7898 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d rather have only beer and wine all night for free than a full open bar for 3 hours and then have it switch to cash. Also, be prepared for a mad rush on the bar 15 minutes before that 3 hours ends.

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