(Closed) Partial cash bar drink menu at after party

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: What do you think of my drink menu idea?
    Great way to go about it! : (15 votes)
    94 %
    Your phrasing isn't the best. (please post your suggestions!) : (1 votes)
    6 %
    It's awkward to point it out. Just let people find out for themselves. : (0 votes)
    There's another way you could handle it aside from a menu. (please post your suggestions!) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    A lot of times friends go out after the wedding to continue partying and they pay for their own drinks then so I think how you’re handling it seems fine.

    Post # 5
    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The only suggestion I have would be to let people know, in advance, that they’ll be needing to bring their purses to the after party.  I’ve read a few threads on here about fellow bees going to weddings not knowing it was a cash bar so they didn’t bring cash.

    Otherwise, I really do think it’s a great idea to have a menu indicating which drinks are on the house and which need to be paid for.

    Post # 6
    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I typically expect to pay for my own drinks at an after-party, so your option is not only a pleasant surprise, but the menu idea sounds great! Frankly, a number of weddings I’ve attended lately had cash bars, and my only “complaint” would be that I don’t know the cost of the drink before I order it. Your menu kills the proverbial two birds with one stone: tells guests the drink options AND prices!

    Kudos to you for this thoughtful plan!

    Post # 7
    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think the menu is very thoughtful. I like the idea of maybe writing “complimentary” as opposed to “enjoy on us”. I think since it’s an after party providing some alcohol is actually an added bonus.

    Post # 8
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If you’re sending out information about the after party, I would include something like “Hosted wine reception; no host beer and cocktails” so that people know beforehand. I also think the menu idea is good so that people can make their decision while in line. I definitely think it’s fine that you’re doing a cash bar for an after party, I think it’s just important to make sure to communicate that to your guests.

    Post # 10
    2681 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think its a great way to let people know what is hosted and what isnt.  You dont want someone ordering a cocktail thinking its hosted and then realize they have to pay when they wouldve chosen something that was hosted.

    Post # 12
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I really like it!  Honestly, you could probably get away with not paying for the wine either since most people pay for their own drinks at an after party.

    Post # 14
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m just curious…  Are you inviting 100 guests to the wedding or are you expecting 100 guests at the after party?  

    Post # 16
    29 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    So I’m doing the same thing: what do you think of “Hosted” for the wines & beers that are complimentary?

    Our bar is at a restaurant so they will literally be able to do any other drink, so not sure how to word the “Other” section, since I don’t want to list out every other drink they can make and their prices. Any suggestions? Maybe “Other selections available by cash/credit” ?????

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