(Closed) Open Bar, cash bar, combination?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What type of bar, if any, do you plan on having at your reception?
    full open bar (liquor, beer, wine, etc) for the entire duration : (106 votes)
    52 %
    full open bar (liquor, beer, wine, etc) for a limited/partial time : (12 votes)
    6 %
    beer and wine only for the entire duration : (40 votes)
    20 %
    beer and wine only for a limited/partial time : (6 votes)
    3 %
    hosted consumption full bar (liquor, beer, wine, etc) for the entire duration : (5 votes)
    2 %
    hosted consumption full bar (liquor, beer, wine, etc) for a limited/partial time : (4 votes)
    2 %
    hosted consumption beer and wine for the entire duration : (5 votes)
    2 %
    hosted consumption beer and wine for a limited/partial time : (3 votes)
    1 %
    cash full bar : (12 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We had a full open bar and even brought in an extra keg of Sam Adams because I didn’t want to serve just Miller or Bud at my wedding.  The wedding was in SE Michigan.

    Post # 4
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    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m from Virginia and we had a full open bar.  I’ve also been to weddings that had beer & wine only, some with a cash bar option for liquor, some without.  I’ve never, ever in my life, been to a wedding (or other hosted event, really) that had a cash bar only.

    Post # 6
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    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    One wedding I went to had open bar during the cocktail hour, cash for reception. The second one had beer and wine open bar during the cocktail hour, beer and wine for the bridal party all night, and cash for the reception. A third was cash bar all night.

    We are putting $1k to the bar that will convert to cash afterward.

     

    Post # 7
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    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Every wedding I’ve ever been to (probably 6-7) has had cash bar only. We’re in Atlantic Canada and this is common and widely accepted.

    Post # 8
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    603 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    BC Canada-wine provided with dinner then full cash bar…any money made goes to charity and bar is ran by the charity.

    Post # 9
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    1846 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We’re having a full open bar for the duration of the event.

    Post # 10
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    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We hosted Beer and pop. We also had a cash bar available 🙂 Seems to be the norm for around here.

    Post # 11
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    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We’re having an open bar for the majority of the time – it will close during the dinner hour but each table will have 2 bottles of wine.  If the guests want cocktails during that time, they will have to pay for their own.

    Post # 12
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    670 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Open bar here, and I am from Ontario, Canada. I have never been to a cash bar and I’ve been to tonnes of weddings

    Post # 13
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    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We’re providing table wine with dinner with a full cash bar available for the duration of our reception in Alberta, Canada.  The last wedding I was at provided two drink tickets per guest and then anything after that was cash bar.  At another wedding last summer, they provided wine with dinner and didn’t have a bar at all.  I think I’ve only ever been to one wedding where they had a full host bar.

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    having mine at an all-incluse resort so all liquor all the time!

    Post # 15
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    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We’re doing beer/wine plus one speciality cocktail the entire time, mostly for budget reasons. 

    Post # 16
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    8827 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i’ve never been to a wedding that had a cash bar.  i would rather there not be any alcohol than have a cash bar.

     

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