(Closed) Liqour at the reception

posted 8 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
4350 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Can you set a limit? So that you pay for an open bar until it reaches $x. Then it becomes a cash bar for the remainder of the night. That way you can budget for $x and you know it will cost that much or less. And if your guests spend less than you expected than you get a nice cash gift at the end of the night.

Post # 4
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My Fiance and I thought that a “full bar” was a MUST.  Then we fell in love with a venue that allowed beer and wine only.  And the more I talk to people, the better I feel about it.  And if you get bored search this site for alcohol/reception – there are a ton of horror stories about open bars.  

If you want to go ahead with it, I think @asscherlover has a great idea about setting spending limits.

Post # 5
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If I was faced with paying per consumption, I would limit the drink choices to beer, wine and possibly a signature drink.  My friends and famiy drink A LOT, and, quite honestly, there is not one that I can think of that wouldn’t be able to pick beer or wine if there was no liquor in the equation.

Post # 6
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think that beer and wine is fine! We’re probably going to do beer wine and a couple signature drinks or punch. But if they’re charging per drink how much is the different between the cost of a cocktail vs beer/wine?

Post # 8
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You can’t go wrong with champagne punch! We like whiskey so we’ll probably go for a whisky drink and maybe a fruity rum drink. And ask your venue. Maybe they’ll give you a discount if you pick cocktails that are less alcoholic (sex on the beach instead of a martini). And if you’re at a winery you could do sangria!

Post # 9
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

TO – recentlyengaged:  Something made with Vodka is usually popular, as it is so versatile… means you could choose anything from a Girlie Martini thru to a Pretty Cocktail… or a more Manly drink like a Bloody Bull (or sometimes known as a Bloody Bullshot)

Hope this helps,


Post # 10
2135 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am doing just beer and wine. I think that almost everybody can choose between the two, and it saves you money!

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