(Closed) Limited beer and wine bar. What do you think?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think that could work…what is your plan in terms of communicating that setup to your guests?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

That would work.  Another idea is something my cousin did, they gave everyone two drink tickets (little trinket type things, not actual tickets) valid for ANY type of drink.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am only having beer, wine and champagne.  

 

If your bar is going to change to a cash bar at a certain time, having the DJ announce it would be a good idea.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think that sounds fine and having your DJ announce it to guests is a really good idea.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Bella13, I think that plan would work just fine. As long as your guests know that it will become a cash bar, it should go smoothly.

I think the suggestion with the tickets could work really well too – that would allow you to have some control over the cost.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think she just used something coin like.  I remember them being round, but not just the cheap paper tags.  And I don’t know if she provided them or if the reception site did.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

if you are worried about people getting trashed, i would go the ticket/trinket route – that kinda limits each person. otherwise dj announcing is fine 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We’re doing something similar. We’re doing free wine and beer to a certain monetary mark, offering a liquor cash bar the whole time. Once we hit that mark it will all turn into a cash bar. I think your idea is a good one. The drink ticket idea is good one too.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think you need to make an announcement- its common to have an open bar only until people are seated for dinner. Many people will ask the bartender and word spreads quickly when free drinks are coming to an end. You could also place a couple bottles of wine on the table for your guests to enjoy during dinner.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think you need to announce it or have the bartenders help spread the word.  I was in a wedding and they didn’t tell us that it was cashbar at the Rehearsal Dinner.  They told us order whatever we liked/wanted and then changed it after the first round without telling us.  We ended up having a really large bill.  There was a groomsmen who ordered several rounds of shots at our table.  It was very unpleasant.

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