(Closed) Open Bar or Better Hors d'oeuvres

posted 4 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you rather have...
    Full Open Bar : (90 votes)
    87 %
    Hot Passed Hors d'oeuvres : (14 votes)
    13 %
    Other? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1847 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Full open bar 100%.

    Post # 4
    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’d definitely go for the open bar, but it really depends on your guests. None of the weddings I’ve been to have hors d’ oeurvres but all have full open bar. If you have a full course dinner and dessert I don’t think more/better hors d’ oeures are necessary. 

    Post # 5
    960 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @MrsN14:  +1

    Exactly what I have seen and would choose.


    @MrsBeck:  In fact I did choose that. We downgraded/removed something from the Menu because my mother was insistant on it, and then she wasn’t able to try it so she said forget it. And we had extra $ so we upgraded the bar instead of upgrading Hors d’oeuvres. Honestly I may or may not get to eat those anyways but I WILL get to enjoy the bar. So…. yeah 😉

    Post # 7
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    As a guest, I would much rather have a full open bar! 

    Post # 8
    11284 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    you know your guests better than we do, what would they prefer?

    for me, i’d do the full open bar.

    Post # 9
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Bar! If I have a good drink I really wont care too much about the food being passed around.

    Post # 10
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Full open bar because cocktail hour is usually only about an hour (ours was only 30 minutes) and then dinner starts.  most of the time i end of missing the food during cocktail hour because i’m too busy chatting.

    Post # 11
    8734 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Duplicate post

    Post # 12
    14005 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We also had more people decline than expected, so we upgraded to an open bar. Our guests were MUCH more appreciative of the bar than they would have been of the extra hors d’oeuvres.

    Post # 13
    8734 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We did both, but if I had to choose I’d do a more substantial cocktail hour menu every time.  Nothing wrong with free access to wine and or a champagne toast.  People tend to be a lot more excited by  added cocktail hour menu  choices around here.  Then again, my crowd is all about the food, not  the alcohol.  

    Post # 15
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve never been to a wedding that just had cold hors d’oeurves so I’d miss hot ones or stations. But you definitely can’t go wrong with an open bar. Think most guest would appreciate that more. 

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