(Closed) Open bar: Running a tab or flat rate?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Carolsays:  oh, good.  i am glad that it worked out in your favour.  i hope your day was everything you hoped it would be.  congrats.

Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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beachbride1216:  Do you mind me asking what your set amount was, how long the reception was (time of day), how many people you had and what kind of drinkers they were..?

I’m in the same boat and thought I would pay $1,000 for 75 guests (beer: $4, wine: $7, liquor: $8), but I’m worried it won’t get us much time. 

The hourly cost is $12 pp for first hour, $10 pp for second and $7 pp for third ($29 pp for three hours), which put us well above our $1,000 limit. It would be just over $1,800 for two hours, but I’m thinking maybe $1,000 would last longer?

 

Suggestions…anyone?

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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beachbride1216:  Ah, I should read further before replying! Lol That’s a great price, and it saved you a ton! We don’t have a lot of drinkers, but for those who do drink, they can put down some beer. 

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I was talking with my venue about this same option and very similar prices… She told me she had a Sunday wedding that ended up drinking $5,000 worth and had less than 100 people (ran a tab). Probably pretty rare but sure did shock me. 

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