(Closed) Tacky to mention open bar?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I don’t think it would be weird to mention it! I think it would be nice for your guests to be able to know ahead of time!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I didn’t mention our open bar on my website because I don’t want that to be the only reason people come. I KNOW some of these people will totally change their no rsvp to a yes if they saw that and I want them to come for us not the free booze!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Good! I don’t think it’s tacky at all go ahead and put it on there!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I included that information on our wedding website, but as justification for our “no kids” policy.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t see why you can’t put it on your website.  I would definitely not mention it in the invitations though.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I wouldn’t include the information.  I don’t think it’s tacky or anything, just unnecessary.  Your guests don’t need to know about every detail of the day unless they somehow need to be prepared for it.  So if you were having a cash bar you would put that.  or if they would have to take off their shoes or something, that’s something to mention.  But the open bar thing is just something that doesn’t need to be said.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think it’s tacky at all.  The opposite could be though.  We’re having beer and wine, and are planning to only have enough to keep our guests “hydrated” till 10ish.  After that the feel of the reception will really become a field party with BYOB.  When we eventually set up the wedding website I’ll have to come up with a polite way to say that. 

What you’re doing sounds super gracious.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

It’s tacky to mention many things on the invitation, but most everything is fair game on the website. That’s the beauty of having the website, you can keep your guests as informed as you like. I think it would be fine to mention it if you do it in the context of describing other things that will occur at the reception, so it doesn’t stand out oddly.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think its tacky to mention on the website. Full open bars are standard at weddings. People expect them.  There is no need to mention on the website.  I think mentioning that on the website would come across as a bit odd. 

I don’t think mentioning anything of that nature regarding libations is appropriate on the website other than using the word “cocktails” somewhere, but for instance, if you were planning on not having a bar at all or doing a cash bar, then I could see some reason to address that issue on the website so that people knew what to expect.

It sounds like it will be great party though!  Enjoy!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s up to you, I don’t think its NECESSARY because I’d assume open bar in my social circles. I would hope that people would notify me if it was a cash bar though!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

if it’s open bar, i don’t think there’s a need to mention it…

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wouldn’t mention it unless you were not providing drinks. 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I’d leave it off, tbh.

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