(Closed) No Alcohol vs Cash Bar

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which would you prefer at a wedding: no alcohol at all or a cash bar?

    No alcohol at all

    Cash bar

  • Post # 92
    Member
    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    @Bebealways:  Oh  both are unacceptable in my social circle. But if I went to a co-worker or someone’s wedding I certaintly would WANT a drink and would deal with purchasing one instead of having to sit through a sober reception. I would never host a wedding if I couldn’t afford an open bar, luckily I have that luxury. Just my social circle of course, I know for many its no big deal at all and that must save a ton of money!

    Post # 93
    Hostess
    2997 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    cash bar…duh! Unless the family was super religious or something

    Post # 94
    Member
    349 posts
    Helper bee

    Although I’m usually a stickler for etiquette, we are considering a cash bar for my daughter’s wedding.  Neither family drinks, but the bride and groom’s friends prefer to have alcohol available and are willing to pay for it.  Although I think it’s a faux pas to ask guests to pay for anything, I can’t afford it and the groom’s parents don’t drink and therefore are unwilling to cover the expense.  I am gradually becoming resolved to a cash bar, and my daughter assures me she sees them at weddings all the time. 

    Now my dilemma is this:  Do we mention this on the invitation so guests know to bring some form of payment?  I was thinking of wording the reception card something like “Please join us from 7:00 to 11:00 for a buffet dinner and dancing; cash bar available” or something similar.  Is advance notice appropriate if one is committing the social sin of charging for alcohol?  (Not trying to thread-jack, but would love the opinions of those who felt a cash bar was a legitimate option.)

    Post # 95
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    2551 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    The possibility of a cash bar is the reason I bring my checkbook to the wedding and write my gift amount after the cocktail hour has ended.  Because either way, you WILL pay for my drinks, marrying couple.  Oh yes, you will pay for my drinks.

    Totally kidding 🙂

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