Post # 1
If you skipped cocktail hour when did you open the bar?
Ceremony straight to dinner tables…
Let guests make a pit stop at the bar or
Serve dinner without drinks (or a signature alcoholic beverage), but open bar when dancing began
Or something else, please explain
Post # 2
We had a cocktail hour that went right into our dinner/reception and we just kept the bar open the whole time.
Post # 3
I’d have the bar open regardless of having a gap or not. I would definitely have it open through dinner if you were only offering a cocktail. We don’t generally have open bars here though, but we offer wines with food and such 🙂
Post # 4
You should open the bar when the ceremony is over. Unless you are doing table drinks, served wine, etc… then you could open it towards the end of dinner
Post # 5
My original post was not clear. There will not be a cocktail hour- with apps or drinks. Guests will go straight from the ceremony to their seats for dinner. The open bar will include beer, wine and spirits.
For those of you that did not have a cocktail hour was the bar open and available as guests moved intothe reception area before / during dinner service or after dinner service?
Post # 6
Reply is working well for me…msj2thez…does a signature drink such as vodka spiked blueberry mint lemonade count as a table drink? My worry is people may get sick mixing alcohol. Vodka to beer or Vodka to wine or Vodka to whiskey etc.
Post # 7
We are having a cocktail hour [with non-alcohol drinks] – our bar will open after dinner. We will have 5 different drink choices, as well as 2 punches. Wine, ice water and sparkling grape juice will be on each table for those who wish to drink them.
Post # 8
We opened the bar maybe thirty minutes before dinner was served; that way, people could have whatever beverage they liked for dinner. We kept the bar open for dinner, but closed it during speeches, and then reopened it afterwards for the rest of the night. It worked well.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2016 - Our Castle
Open it when they enter as they will start drinking before and during dinner! this will assist with the willingness to dance..