Post # 1
For a number of reasons, we have decided to do a modified open bar: we will pay for all wine, beer, non-alcoholic stuff and two “signature” drinks (the house-specialty Sangria and a Vodka/Cran) All other liquor-drinks will be cash bar, and this arrangement is for the whole reception.
So…I need help with how to convey this on my fancy little bar sign I need to make! Here are my options:
– List what is on us in general terms, and then list what is for purchase, like:
“On us: Beer, Wine, Sangria, Cape Cod
Available for Purchase: Mixed Drinks”
– List ONLY what we’re paying for by listing the varieties of beer and wine, along with the signature drinks?
– Or some other way that I can’t think of at the moment?
What do you think, helpful bees?
Post # 3
I would maybe list what you are providing and then put on the bottom “Other beverages available for purchase” or something?
Post # 4
We did the same thing and just had a sign with what we were providing. People will just ask the bartender if they want something else, we didn’t have any issues with it.
Post # 5
I agree with PP! If you only list what you are covering they’ll either stick to those, or if it’s obviously a full bar, it should be obvious that other stuff is available for purchase, and for the few that don’t figure that out, the bartender should politely let them know.
Post # 6
“For your enjoyment this evening, the newlyweds have provided the following beverages:
– wine type 1
– wine typle 2
– beer type 1
– beer type 2
– sangria (house specialty)
– cape cod
– coke, diet coke, sprite
* other beverages available for purchase *
Post # 7
I would probably put out a sign that says “Hosted drinks: wine, beer, sangria, vodka/cran and soft drinks.” I’m assuming people will be able to see if there’s a full bar available and understand that they can purchase something off the list. Or they will ask the bartender if there’s any doubt. I don’t think you need to specify beyond stating what drinks are hosted.
Post # 8
Thanks for all the input! I like the idea of listing what we’re providing and maybe in small type at the bottom other bev available for purchase…they’ll either see it or ask the bartender! 🙂