(Closed) Is a cash bar normal where you live?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 136
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Canada- I’ve seen both to be honest but people do groan when they see it’s a cash bar.  

Post # 137
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

maritimebride2016:  Unfortunately, no and at our venue, drinks will be $10-15 after taxes and tips because that’s how the venue makes money (capitolism) lol. Luckily we only have 21 guests but still, it will add up quick.

Post # 138
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I am in Manitoba, Canada and open bars are typically the norm here. I have been to many weddings, all open bar. I know cash bars do happen here though. I don’t know if I would use the word tacky, but cash bars are typically done by couples on a pretty strict budget since the open bar can be such an unknown cost to a couple. Here people just give less for presentation if it is a cash bar. Also heard of people doing a toonie or loonie bar where the guest pays their toonie or loonie per drink and the couples covers the rest of the cost so the guests aren’t paying for the total cost of each drink. If that is the norm where you are I wouldn’t worry!

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  laurenjh.

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