(Closed) Standard bar Vs Premium

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are doing the standard bar with two signature cocktails. We don’t have that many heavy drinkers in our family. Only a few… so I don’t think there alcohol quality will matter that much. 

 

We are probably going to purchase a bottle of high end champagne for us, but that’s because I sincerely can not drink cheap wine and champagne. I have a mature palette for wine and cheap champagne INSTANTLY gives me a headache after two sips. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Our venue has an open bar package that is between standard and premium, so we’re going with that (seagrams, bacardi, etc).  I don’t drink at all, so I figured it’d be good enough for our guests, while not killing our budget.  I’m going to be having sparkling cider all night lol.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are having a premium open bar because my friends are all functioning alcoholics 😉

Truthfully, Fiance and I are big into cocktail culture and many of our friends work in the industry- having a premium open bar is one of our only deal-breakers for the wedding. If your friends drink Jack and Coke, I would suggest not wasting the money!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re doing the premium bar, it wasn’t even a question for us. My family and friends are all big drinkers, but will only drink high quality alcohol. I think it really depends on your circle, if they are ok with absolute vodka and jack daniels, I wouldn’t waste the money. I know my family expects Johnnie Walker and Grey Goose, so that’s what we’re going with. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

We are purchasing all the alcohol ourselves, and decided to do more of a premium bar, but went for standard alcohol for some things we know are just going to be mixed with all sorts of fruity tuity stuff like tequila. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Good alcohol was important to us as our friends and family are all drinkers.  I went to some places where their standard bar was the plastic bottles on the bottom shelf of the liquor store (Dubra, Duggan, Cask and Cream).  It was worth the slight uptick in price for us to get some quality brands (our venue will serve Grey Goose, Blue Saphire, Glenlivit, etc). 

Post # 9
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Newbee

Premium open bar was the one thing we knew we were going to splurge on. Well, that and good food. We associate with a lot of drinkers (ok, thasounds bad. They’re not alcoholics or anything, they just like good spirits when socializing lol) and we wanted to offer the best.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Good food and alcohol were what was important to us. All of our friends are foodies who love a good wine or cocktail. We couldn’t skimp on food or alcohol.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It’s the only option at my venue so for that I’m glad, because we want good booze 🙂

But there’s nothing wrong with downscaling the selections to mid-range (not bottom of the barrell labels, just my opinion)

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are having a standard bar, but swapping out some of the standard liquors with premium. For example, my dad loves maker’s mark so we will have that and grey goose instead of absolut vodka. I just asked our venue if it would be possible to mix and match and they did it no problem!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Premium! but thats just me. most of my friends/family drink well drinks and are perfectly happy with that. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wouldn’t spend the extra for premium bar. But then I’m also the person serving beer/wine only, as my Fiance doesn’t drink at all and I drink only minimally, and we don’t really have any heavy-drinker friends.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Our package includes a premium bar, so that’s what we’re going with.  If the bar was seperate I think we would have been fine with the standard.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We had premium alcohol at our wedding and I am glad we did. Many of our guests (and my hubby) have expensive taste in liquor and since we wanted our wedding to be more cocktail party-esque than traditional wedding a great bar was a top priority of ours.

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