Post # 1
Okay so we are limited on money for alcohol at our wedding next month. We can not afford an open bar!
If you went to a wedding, and they had a keg of beer, and then one signature drink (ex. whisky sour) would you think that was weird?
I’m trying to decide if that’s acceptable. Please help/ give opinions/ideas. Thanks!
Post # 2
kpkpkpkp : would it be possible to have a cash bar for liquor? IMO, I’d rather be at a wedding where I could purchase hard alcohol/mixed drinks than not have the choice at all. If you mean you’re doing a cash bar with a free signature drink, I think that’s totally fine too!
Post # 3
I’m not a big beer or whiskey drinker, but this still wouldn’t bother me at all. I don’t go to weddings expecting that the hosts cater to my every preference…all I expect is an edible meal really. A fully stocked open bar is certainly lovely, but not a requirement.
I would say if you can afford to throw some wine in there that would probably be appreciated, but it’s not a requirement.
Post # 4
It depends on what kind of venue you’re at. Are you having a backyard BBQ? Then a keg wouldn’t be odd. If it was at a country club, it may be odd. I don’t drink, so I wouldn’t care either way lol
Post # 5
kpkpkpkp : Definitely depends on your venue and guests. It’s more typical to offer beer and wine if you’re having a limited option, but if you know your guests aren’t much for wine and would love having a whiskey sour, go for it.
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s weird, but I think it’s more common to offer beer & wine only than beer & signature drink!
Post # 7
I’d be ok with that as long as you have enough for people to have as much as they want… how big is your wedding? One keg doesn’t go all that far. I’ve been at weddings when they run out of booze, and it literally shuts the party down :/
I would prefer some wine like PP, and those boxes of wine (e.g. Bota Box) can be really affordable and yummy. But as long as you had enough booze for me to get a buzz on and want to dance, I’d be happy.
Post # 8
We are having a semi open bar – beer, wine, softdrink will be available. If anyone wants spirits they will need to purchase them. This way we can put more on the tab without having it all taken up with (expensive) spirits.
Post # 9
Personally, yes I would think that was weid as a guest. I also am not a fan of cash bars. I’m not saying you have to have a fully open bar, but a lot of people don’t drink beer and don’t drink whiskey. There is nothing wrong with just doing beer and wine and a signature drink, but one keg? I was at a wedding once where they only had 3 kegs for 100 people. It ran out within 20 mintues and honestly everyone was kind of pissed. Most people left after the dinner.
Personally, I’d find a place to cut somewhere else and do an open bar of beer/wine/signature drink if necessary.
Post # 10
Okay so obviously we would have more than one keg, lol. and we are having a laid back BBQ. So it would basically be beer and one signature drink. and we would be paying for it so no one would be paying for their alcohol
Post # 11
I personally think that beer and wine is a better option than beer and whiskey sour. But you should do what would work for your guests and you!
Post # 12
I agree with offering beer and wine with a cash bar for hard liquor.
Post # 13
I’m just concerned on how to make this work without spending an arm and a leg! Maybe we should just do beer and wine. It just sucks because neither my fiance or I drink wine, we actually both hate it. So it wouldn’t be representive of us or our style at all. And I don’t drink beer either so I wouldn’t have anything to drink at my own wedding lol! But I am aware that most people do drink wine so maybe I need to focus on the guests more with this one.
Post # 14
I would prefer beer and wine options (or maybe a sangria?). I think cocktails are too polarizing.
Post # 15
We are just doing 3 different kinds of beer and 2 different kinds of margaritas. Do what works for your budget!