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Coffee Bar

Lisa, on January 7, 2020 at 11:44 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 14
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Is a coffee bar really necessary at the reception? Our caterer offers this service, but it is a little pricey and I think I would rather do without it.

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Latest activity by Katie, on January 8, 2020 at 4:12 PM
  • Morgan
    Devoted December 2020
    Morgan
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    Absolutely not necessary. We are not having one. There will be a lot more people drinking alcohol than coffee馃槉
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  • Lisa
    Just Said Yes November 2021
    Lisa
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    Same. For some reason the coffee bar is very close to our alcohol budget and it's just not worth it to me if the majority will not drink it. Thank you for your input Smiley shame

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn
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    Definitely not a necessity.
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  • Sherry
    Master September 2019
    Sherry
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    I have never seen or heard of this at a wedding so I am going to say no.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle
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    Not necessary but if you're a coffee lover that would be cool
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  • M
    Expert October 2021
    Megan
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    I've only ever heard of them in place of (or in addition to) alcohol at brunch weddings, or for laaaate night receptions as sort of an end-of-the-night treat. For sure not a necessity.

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy
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    Definitely not necessary. Our package came with water, sodas, tea and coffee anyway.
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  • Megan
    Super October 2020
    Megan
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    Definitely not a necessity. We鈥檙e having one because it comes with our catering package.
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  • Kaysey
    Super February 2020
    Kaysey
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    I don't think it's necessary. It is tradition for coffee to be available when the cake is served but it's personal preference if you think you should have it. My FH and I have opted to do a hot chocolate and coffee bar at our wedding, but we are doing it ourselves and not through our caterer. We're doing it b/c my FSIL got married last year and she didn't have coffee at her wedding and my FH's grandmother is still complaining about it. We just don't want to hear about it for the next how-ever many years from his grandma., lol. If you're for tradition and if it's in your budget, I'd say go for it. But if you don't think it's necessary, there's nothing wrong with not having it. I don't think I've ever been to a wedding where it was offered.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD
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    It's not at all! I've only seen it at one wedding. We had one, but it was very affordable and my whole family drinks coffee with dessert so we wanted it for sure.

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  • G
    Dedicated August 2021
    Gianna
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    Definitely not! We鈥檙e having one just because it鈥檚 included in the package, but the past 2 weddings I鈥檝e attended I鈥檝e barely seen anyone actually want the coffee when offered to them with cake. Most of the time I鈥檒l see someone at my table say yes and then just leave it there and go to the open bar instead
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper
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    There鈥檚 a distinction between a coffee BAR and coffee service. An elaborate bar with options is absolutely not necessary. But I do think the option for a cup of coffee is fairly standard with dessert, and is helpful after people have been drinking, for them to mellow out & sober up before heading home. (I鈥檝e never been to a wedding where coffee wasn鈥檛 served/available after dinner, but I also don鈥檛 think I鈥檝e been to a wedding with a coffee bar type set up)
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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan
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    Not necessary. I personally wouldn't even consider a coffee or hot chocolate bar unless it was a winter wedding. Any non-winter wedding I've been to that had a coffee bar, most people skipped.

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  • Katie
    Devoted March 2019
    Katie
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    Totally not necessary Smiley smile

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