Post # 1
The venue that I decided on lets me decide how I want to set up my bar and I’m debating on what type of bar setup I should have.
Soda and water in beverage dispensers (self serve) but the signature drink, beer, and wine served by the bartenders. Sort of like this set up:
Soda CANS and water BOTTLES are setup on the table, therefore, glasses are only available for the signature drink and wine.
Both options are basically self-serve but I’m trying to figure out if it’ll be cheaper for me to go either route. Also would guests have a problem with either set up in particular?
What do you think?
Post # 3
I think option 1 looks much better. Not sure if it will be cheaper or more expensive though.
You could save money by using non-bottled water and things like crystal light mix for iced tea and lemonade, but I’m not sure how much the setup would cost.
Post # 4
I’m not sure how much either will cost but option one looks cuter 🙂
Post # 5
I basically had option 1 – we had a table w/ three glass dispensers with water, tea, and limeaid. Then the beer & wine were served by a bartender – This helps a bit with consumption control too, which is something to keep in mind.
ETA: Also we had bottled beer & used real wine glasses. But, for the self serve water, tea, and limeaid – we used those clear plastic short cups (like ones you will see cocktails served in when there is no glass.) and this cut down on the costs, but still looked clean & classy.
Post # 6
I think option one will be more appealing to the eye, but Idk if it will save you money..
Post # 7
Option one as long as it isn’t a huge difference in cost for sure 🙂
Post # 8
Well, I just looked into renting the beverage dispensers to go along with the bar set up and the total cost will be about double than if I just use the cans.
The only reason I considered having the cans set up on the table is because it’s quite common in the MANY weddings that I’ve been to for everyone to be served soda cans and water bottles.
I’ve only been to 2 weddings (out of probably 20) that didn’t serve soda cans and water bottles.
Post # 9
As a pepsi freak….I will tell you that I prefer a can of soda the most. I like fountain soda, but I hate it out of a 2 liter….it’s flat tasting which is what I think it would be like out of a dispenser. Having cans may not look as fancy as the dispensers, but I think most people would prefer it out of a can or botte, IMO.
Post # 10
Just saw that you posted above that it will be cheaper to do the cans…GO FOR IT. NO ONE is going to think, “wow, she had cans and not dispensers? how rude!” lol