Wedding Bar Guide
You are getting married and there are a million things to do yet. It can all be quite overwhelming but let’s take a breath and one step at a time. Planning a wedding can be quite costly but it doesn’t have to be. One of the main costs of the wedding bar and unless you are having a dry wedding you are probably going to have alcohol at your reception. Before things get out of hand and you have a huge bar bill for the reception, below is a wedding bar guide on how you can create the best wedding bar experience for your wedding guests.
Alcohol Buying Chart
Wedding Bar Saving Tips!!!
- Signature Cocktails – Selecting cocktails that go along with the wedding theme, this will help replace the “full open bar” which will in turn save you money. Besides saving money this helps add character and intimacy to your wedding since the cocktails are themed after your wedding.
- Skip the Champagne – Well maybe not totally but let’s be honest not ever person in attendance needs to have a champagne for the toast. Opt for the bride and groom only or head table only to be the ones with the champagne and let everyone else use the beverages they currently have to toast with. Don’t worry skipping the champagne toast for everyone will not bring bad luck and most in attendance won’t think twice about it.
- Skip the hard liquor – Let’s be honest beer and wine cost a lot less than hard liquor like whiskey. If you are on a budget try serving just beer and wine, Give your guests the option to purchase liquor if they want. If you simply insist on staying on budget while serving liquor set a limit with the bartender and venue before the big day. Let them know your budget is $500 for liquor and they are not to serve any more liquor once the tab reaches that number. (Remember this $500 is simply an example you can set it to whatever suits you).
- Day time reception – Rather than going with the evening or late night reception choose to have a day time reception instead. Most times in the evening people want to unwind and have a few drinks whereas during the day people don’t tend to drink as much. You are more likely to have your guests have a drink with dinner or the toasts rather than just drinking to “party.”
These helpful tips, are a great way to get the best wedding bar experience you are looking for, without going into debt, and breaking the bank. Besides just being easier on your budget this will also help keep drunk and impaired driving to a minimum because let’s face it we all want to have a good time but not at the expense of an accident.