I am having a meeting with the venue this week to discuss linen and bar options. What bar option did you all choose and why? I am leaning toward a mimosa or sangria bar, or cash bar. What did you all do for your bar?
I wanted a cash bar fiance wants a open bar but neither of us are really drinkers. So we compromised and are doing a consumption bar. So we pay so much towards drinks and once that is used up guests can pay for more. My thoughts are people are less likely to over indulge if they have to pay for their own drinks.
We are back and forth on bar. We know us and our friends will drink. Our families are not much drinkers. We definitely wanted champagne and thought of doing beer and wine. If we do a bar we thought of doing BYOB through the bartender. Our venue says that has been successful for the guests who drink when not everyone drinks. It also cuts our cost since we would just be paying for the service and not cases of liquor.
To keep cost down and hopefully keep over indulging down, we are doing beer and wine only. Most of my family will drink beer with a few wine drinkers, so I thought about just choosing 1 option for wine and then making a sangria.
We're doing an open bar with beer and a few signature cocktails. I know it depends somewhat on your location, but I'm always pro-open bar. If you're having an early wedding, I think a mimosa bar could be really nice!
We're having a five hour open bar..premium liquor (so Bombay sapphire, ketel one, etc.), four wine choices and four beer choices, I think. All sides of the family like a good drink. We chose a venue with the bar price rolled into the per person fee specifically because we wanted a decent open bar without blowing the budget.
I'm not doing signature cocktails. They're extra. Plus..ive never had a good one. I'm a gin and soda person if I get anything with liquor.
We did a full open bar (hard liquor, beer, and wine) along with 2 signature drinks. In my area, open bars are expected. It was rolled into every venue that we looked at for the per person food and beverage price.
We’re doing an open bar. We both drink and so do all of our guests. I didn’t want our guest to pay for anything at my wedding because they are our guests. Also my dad has bought the open bar at other people’s weddings as like their gift before so I thought it would be weird if his daughter had a cash bar lol
We had an open bar but we provided our own alcohol. So for liquor we kept it to the basics (vodka, tequila, gin, rum, and whiskey). For wines we did 2 whites (Chardonnay & Sauvignon blanc), 2 reds (Cabernet & Pinot noir) and Prosecco. For beer we did an IPA, a Pilsner & a wheat beer, a hard cider, and then of course bud light . Figured that would cover our bases so everyone would be able to find something they liked.