(Closed) The bar, what are you doing?

posted 11 years ago in Food
  • poll: What are you doing for alcohol?

    Open Bar

    Wine and Beer

    Cash Bar

    Cocktail Hour then cash bar

    Cocktail hour then wine and beer

    No alcohol

    Wine and Beer but cash cocktails

  • Post # 32
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Full top-shelf open bar is included with my venue.  Guess I got pretty lucky :o)

    Post # 33
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We had beer, wine, and 2 signature cocktails, all bottomless. We got to bring in our own liquor. Came out to $5 a person. All I had leftover was 12 bottles of wine. That’s right, folks, we tapped a few handles and a keg dry. It’s how we roll =]

    Post # 34
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Our venue has an amazing bar (it’s in it’s own ROOM… amazing) but we can’t afford a full bar. So we will have wine and beer for free but allow them to purchase a drink if they so choose… if I went to a wedding like that I might buy myself a vodka redbull if I was tired, but would enjoy sticking with beer or wine mostly. Also then if anyone has sworn off those drinks, they can get their drink of choice- just at a price.

    Post # 35
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We had a variety of beer and wine available – four kinds of each – as well as a signature cocktail (mojitos) throughout the entire night, plus a variety of nonalcoholic drinks. No one paid for any of their drinks.

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We were spared the decision to shell out extra money on a bar. The full open bar came with our package and that’s what we signed up for. We are happy we can offer it to our guests without really worring about the price.

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We are having an open bar, premium upgrade as a early booking deal with our venue. Also, we are having a cocktail hour with appetizers before we actually get there. That way, we have time to relax and take photos between the church and the reception while our guests have something to do.

    Post # 38
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    Honey bee

    We’re doing open bar. We are also having a variety of drinks to choose from. With our crowd, a beer and wine only reception that so many people say that everyone under the sun will be happy with just won’t work. FH and a handful of others would be content with it but the rest would be scrounging for non-alcoholic options even if they normally drink for special occasions just because they don’t like beer or wine. I like to drink now and then but I can’t stand beer or wine and I know lots of other people (on our guest list no less) who are the same. It doesn’t seem fair to only cater to a select few and leave everyone else in the dust. I’m happy with most non-alcoholic selections but as an example, I (and others) prefer the fruity frozen drinks (margaritas/coladas, etc) regardless of the time of year, so we’d like to have something for everyone. No matter what, we will also have a variety of non-alcoholic options for those who choose not to drink for whatever reason (health issues, religious beliefs, etc) or who are underage and can’t drink no matter what.

    That’s just because we’re planning to serve dinner. If we were having breakfast or lunch or even a mid-afternoon non-meal-time reception, we wouldn’t serve alcohol at all since we don’t know anyone (even the drinkers) who drink that early in the day.

     

    Post # 39
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We are doing a signature cocktail for the cocktail hour only. We are having a morning wedding so we decided that a Bar wasn’t necessary so early

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