Hi everyone! I'm looking for some input on what my fiance and I should do on our wedding. (Sorry in advance for such a long post).
We want to have a bar of some sort, but it cannot be open. With preachers on my side of the family, that wouldn't go over well. There is also a history of alcoholism on my side (not coming to the wedding), so some people are wary about drinking in the first place. His side is a different story, and my friends will absolutely expect a bar at the wedding.
I've been considering a cash bar since I don't want to encourage drunkenness and we're on an extremely tight budget (trying to pull this off for less than $15k in an area with few venues/catering services that add up to much less than that). I don't drink much, but when I do it's white wine or a piña colada and fiance prefers beer with the occasional shot of liquor, so there isn't much that can be just left out.
I really know nothing about booking bartending services, so I'm not sure what I should be asking or considering and we move into this step of planning.
Thanks in advance!