Post # 1
I’ve noticed this topic a bunch on this board. This is not a debate as to whether or not a bride and groom should host an open bar or not, it’s just to see what is more common. If you’d like to leave a comment as to what area/region you’re from, I think it’d be interesting to see. Please no “you have to have an open bar” or “I would never want an open bar” type comments. Everyone has their own preference and reason for choosing their bar option, let’s all respect and admire our differences.
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
I guess since I don’t drink, I hardly notice it at weddings. I want to say that all the weddings I’ve been to have had an open bar, but honestly I couldn’t say for sure. I just don’t remember anyone ever complaining about not having an open bar.
Post # 6
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
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
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
We’re having a full open bar for the duration of the event.
Post # 10
We hosted Beer and pop. We also had a cash bar available 🙂 Seems to be the norm for around here.
Post # 11
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
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
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
having mine at an all-incluse resort so all liquor all the time!
Post # 15
We’re doing beer/wine plus one speciality cocktail the entire time, mostly for budget reasons.
Post # 16
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.