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

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Bella….I don’t think it’s rude at all. It will also cut down on the number of tickets guets get just to hand over to someone else =)

Post # 34
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we are having a limited bar – just beer wine and prosecco – and a signature cocktail for the duration – when its gone its gone LOL

im not a huge fan of cash bar weddings, since i rarely have cash anymore, but if you tell them in advance, then sure go for it.

i think the only time i have been annoyed at a cash bar wedding is when they didnt tell you and theres no place to get cash and the place doesnt accept credit cards on site. THAT was annoying. …..

bottom line, do what you can pay for, and people wont complain ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 37
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think that it is a great idea! I would consider doing something like this, although my Fiance parents insist on paying for the alcohol. I have been to tons of weddings that have cash bars which work out fine. Not sure why people see the need to get wasted at weddings anyhow. I am on the same boat as you Bella, if someone doesn’t like something at my wedding they can leave ๐Ÿ˜‰ Plus you are treating your guests for 2.5 hours which is very considerate! =)

Post # 38
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Those are very cute and I think those would work just fine.  My cousin had all of them at each table setting before we got there.  We still had to pay for soda so one of my other family members was going around to anyone who wouldn’t be drinking and bought them their sodas so she could get a free drink.

Post # 40
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are having an open bar with just beer and wine.  We pick 3 beers and 3 wines to offer and then just pay a set amount per person.  Most people we know are happy with just beer and wine and if they really need something harder, well, there’s a seedy bar right down the street! 

Since I hate not knowing if a bar is open or cash, we’ve been spreading the word among our family and friends that it will be an open bar.  We’ll probably have the DJ make an announcement too since our carterer does close the bar during the dinner hour and only pop will be available then.

Post # 41
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it will be just fine. The point is that you are treating your guests to a few cocktails and that should be all anyone expects. We are doing something similar: 2 hours of open bar plus wine service with dinner (so basically it will only be a cash bar for the last hour of the reception). I’m planning on posting the bar scheudle on my wedding website and on a nicely decorated sign by the bar. Do what you can and don’t let anyone make you feel bad about your choice. I get so bugged with the automatic, negative knee-jerk reaction to this! Don’t worry and good luck! Congrats on your wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 42
363 posts
Helper bee

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that at all.  In fact, I’ve never been to a wedding that had a full open bar.  We’ll be doing beer and wine and probably champagne.  While I want everyone to have a good time, I don’t want to be stuck with a bar tab in the the thousands of dollars because everyone decided to get hammered on our dime.  And with the friends S has I know they would all be seated at the bar guzzling down liquor and acting fools if it was an open bar.  Sorry, i don’t want any slobbering drunks ruining my reception.  And if people are offended, then they’re always free to leave. 

Post # 43
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think an open bar for 2 1/2 hours is fine… and then the cash bar. It’s not like your not feeding them too! The only thing I woluld change is adding well drinks to the unlimited beer and wine for the 2 1/2 hrs. It’s just standard, you know?

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