Post # 61
My wedding is next month , I am having a cash bar , free wine will be on the tables , and all soda etc will be free. I have to buy all the alcohol and it will be sold at a good price 3$ a drink. I put on the invitation cash bar so people will know beforehand. I think an open bar causes people to over indulge and not finish their drinks before getting new ones.
Post # 62
Open bar all night. We’re providing our own alcohol with 2 bartenders and will have a craft beer garden, wine, frozen margaritas, and 2 signature drinks.
In the NJ/NYC metro area, open bar is all you ever see.
Post # 63
- Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
I am doing a cash bar but we are providing guests with 3 drink tickets each so as to help them not have to buy so many drinks. My parents are strongly opposed to an open bar as well because they think people are much more likely to put drinks down and then get a fresh one if they aren’t paying in some part.
I don’t think ours is a great solution but it was the best compromise we could come up with! Honestly, my family isn’t big drinkers anyways and we are giving a good chunk of extra tickets to our bridal party who are…
We are also paying for 3/4 of a bottle of wine per person to start being served at dinner and then it’s free at the bar for as long as it lasts
Post # 64
We had a non-strict twoonie bar.
We wanted the drinks to be super affordable, and we wanted people to be responsible for their consumption (we had a lot of heavy drinkers). Twoonie bar seemed to be the best option.
Post # 65
No bar! I’m providing water, non-alcholic punch, and bringing my own wine and champange.
Post # 66
we are also doing a non-strict toonie bar. We will have different people selling tickets throughout the night. We will provide two tickets on each escort card and bridal party drinks free.
We also rented a hall and have to buy our own liquor. This will pretty much cover the cost of booze as each drink will cost $1.50-2.00 to make.
*If we did our original plan of using a more upscale location and we had to use their alocohol and prices (they charge 5.75, we pay 3.75 for each drink via invoice after the event) that wouldnt have been affordable. That is something that should be taken into consideration as well.
Post # 67
full open bar! cash bar is tacky for a wedding
Post # 68
We are doing a fully open bar for 4 hours and then the last hour we will either close it or pay by drink instead of the flat rate because most people will either be done drinking, left or slowing down. No point in paying full hourly rate if a third of the guests are no longer drinking. I’ve never been to a cash bar wedding. I don’t have anything against them, but I want my guests to feel like we are celebrating them just as much as our union. I don’t like the idea of guests having to pay for anything that night. I live in the San Francisco area, so the norm is keep your wallets closed and we will open ours!
Post # 69
I’ve only been to one wedding with a cash bar and I thought it was tacky. I would at least have beer/wine available.
Post # 70
Full open bar with beer, wine and liqueur and 2 bartenders
Post # 71
We will have only wine and some drink for speech and dinner, plus some cocktail eventually, but No other alcohol on our wedding so no bar.
Post # 72
Open bar, but with a limited selection as it’s a brunch wedding. And I’ve gotten it around by word of mouth that I reserve the right to mercilessly mock anyone who gets tanked at 11am on a Sunday. Bar offerings limited to mimosas and shots of baileys, frangelico and khalua for coffee.
Post # 73
We are doing a combo, as my wedding venue is half in half out (so we are having food stalls for meals, day at the fair theme) our venue allows your own alcohol to be served until the reception (so until 7pm) and from then on you have to use their bar which we will not be paying for. In the UK its quite uncommon to have a paid bar (well around my area it is) so we will be advising people to stock up in the day on alcohol 😛 we will be serving a lot, and we are even having an alcoholic slush cocktail station (love me a slushy)