Monday, March 10, 2014

Limiting Your Cocktail and Reception Bars

Let me be honest, guests come to drink at wedding receptions.  Heck, they practically sprint to the bar once it opens back up after dinner! LOL!  But seriously, you do not have to go broke celebrating your wedding day serving your guests alcoholic beverages.  Consider some of the alternative and limited bar options I have listed below:

  • Eliminate the Champagne Toast.  It's truly okay to have your guests toast with whatever is in their glass.  It won't take away from the toast one bit.
  • Consider limiting your bar to only beer and wine.  Premium liquors and mixed drinks can really increase the cost of your open bar per person.
  • Offer a signature drink or two in addition to the beer and wine bar.  This will give guests a little more variety, but not break the bank.  Remember to name your signature drink and provide a drink menu at the bar.
  • During the cocktail hour, consider only offering a signature drink.  And alcohol version and a non-alcohol version. 
  • You don't have to select the Premium or Top Shelf bars.  Guests are going to drink what you provide...believe me the Standard bar is okay! And if you, the couple, wants to drink something in particular ask the venue to provide it only to you to save on major costs.  

Until next time...WEDologize!

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