(Closed) Reception Worries

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Does your venue/caterer have the option to bring your own alcohol, or use only beer/wine instead of a full bar?  That could help limit costs.

Also, depending on where you live and what is socially acceptable in your area you could consider a cash bar.  People always speak badly of them on here, but in some regions it is perfectly fine. 

Post # 4
3942 posts
Honey bee

I wouldn’t say it’s boring…I have been to plenty of events without alcohol and have a great time. But, I am not a great dancer and a few cocktails definetly helps get me on the dance floor 🙂

If you have a good crowd that has fun without drinking, and a great DJ, then you’ll be fine!

Post # 5
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My fiance and I decided to do wine and beer only for the reception (with a cash bar for other alcoholic drinks). Perhaps this would work for your wedding too.

Post # 6
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I personally find dry weddings somewhat boring. There’s only been 1 that I went to that the guests seem to have alot of fun, and stayed late at that. So in my opinion, yes dry weddings can be boring.

There are ways you can make it more fun, but I’m not sure if you could pull it off in an actual venue. [lawn games & things for your guests to do are always a hit – don’t see that working out in a building though].

I personally wanted an open bar, it’s going to cost more than what I was planning on, but the reception is mainly for our guests, and I know our guests would enjoy some drinks.

Post # 10
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@thisorderistall:  for where I am having mine the cash bar is free to us, so long as the proceeds do not go under a certain dollar per hour average.  and it’s low like $75 an hour, so basically 15-20 drinks, and with our crowd that isn’t hard to hit. then there is no charge to us, if we drop below that average then it’s a nominal fee.



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