Post # 1
I was just wondering if anyone knew a nice poem I could write on a card to put in with our invitations that lets guests know we are having a bar tab for beer, wine, soft drinks and juices but to bring money if they would like to drink spirits? I can’t find any online anywhere and don’t want our guests showing up expecting free spirits and having no money to pay for them. Please just nice, helpful responses 🙂 Thanks!!
Post # 3
Why a poem? I think people tend to over-do the cutesy wedding “poems” on tags and signage. How about a polite and simple info card where that is just one thing mentioned? That way none of the men that open the invite cringe from the cuteness.
Post # 4
My honest opinion? You don’t need a cutesy way to tell people it’s a cash bar. Just be as clear as possible:
“We will be providing complimentary beer, wine, soda and juice. There will be a cash bar available for all other alcoholic beverages.”
Post # 5
Ya I think just having a menu on the bar with their beer and wine options is fine. I dont think you need to warn people ahead of time.
Post # 6
i never go to a wedding without some cash. i say save it for a nice treat when they get there. i would be psyched!!!
Post # 7
Please don’t use a poem. Just stating it on the website/info card/passing it through word of mouth is enough. 🙂
Post # 8
I don’t even think you need to put anything in your invite. Just put it on your website maybe if you think it would be a problem for anyone.
Post # 9
I thought we might need something like that, but when the servers went around during cocktail hour, they specified “Beer, wine or soda?” when they took orders. If people wanted something else, then they were told there was a charge for those. And then we also used word of mouth and just told people.
Post # 10
I agree, just add a card that says free blah blah, bring cash for liquor. But in a nice way of course lol I like what @KatyElle: said.
Post # 11
I agree that you don’t really need to include anything on the invitations. I good portion of weddings now are either cash or only have a limited open bar that no one would show up with some cash just in case. It would be fine to put it on the website, maybe even make a little (straight forward) sign for the bar, but definitely don’t put it on the invitations.