Post # 1
We will be having a full open bar at cocktail hour, with passed wine/champagine/and a signature cocktail, plus guests can go to the bar an get whatever they want for free. We will be closing the bar completely during dinner (unless a guest wants to buy a drink themselves), as we will have wine services with dinner and mineral water. After dinner when the dancing begins, would it be ok to have just a beer and wine open bar, to save on costs? Thoughts?
Post # 3
@eeosgood: As a guest, I’d be completely happy with this.
Post # 4
Yes that would be fine, we are doing something very similar.
Post # 5
Yes, don’t worry that is more than enough! A lot of people just have a dark beer and light beer choice, and then a red wine and white wine. If you don’t feel it is enough, you can always add the signature cocktails in! Guest SHOULD be happy with the beer and wine though! 🙂
Post # 6
I think your plan is AWESOME! And you don’t have to worry about rowdy guests doing too many shots during the dancing!
Post # 7
As a guest I would be completely happy with this! Just make sure you put this information on your invitations so guess know to bring cash if they want mixed drinks, etc.
Post # 9
Awesome thanks! Do you think I need to say it on the invites or would the website be ok?
Post # 11
Its fine, but I would not allow anyone to purchase anything. Bar closes after cocktail hour.
Post # 12
I’ve been to a few weddings that have done this. I love wine and DH loves beer, so it has always worked for us. Before the bar closes, we have noticed that people tend to stock up on drinks for later.