Believe it or not, we receive a lot of questions regarding bar service. “What type of bar should I have”, “What will guests want?”, “how much alcohol should we buy?” So have you decided on the type of wedding bar you’re wanting?
Wedding Bar Options
Coming up with bar decor ideas is not usually a problem, so go ahead and search Pinterest. However, if you’re wondering what type of bar to have, here are the different wedding bar options to consider.
A cash bar is nice on the wallet, but can leave your guests feeling disappointed. Having a cash bar is a personal choice. If you’re not a big drinker or your guests aren’t big drinkers than this is a great option. We have seen weddings clear out pretty quickly after cake because of a cash bar though.
An open bar is what guests are expecting. It can get a little pricey as the receptions continues on, but if you are the ones who stocked the bar, an open bar can go until you run out.
Free Wedding Bar Sign
This is a nice combination between an open bar and cash bar. Most catered venues will offer this bar service option. Because there is usually a limit with a consumption bar, once that limit has been hit it will become a cash bar. This slows down the drinking- which can be good thing.
Beer & Wine Only
We love a beer and wine only bar. Hard liquor can sometimes create uncomfortable wedding situations- like a guest getting drunk to early to fast. It is also easier on the wallet to only have beer and wine. Or have a signature cocktail during cocktail hour and call it good.
Hiring a bar company is a wonderful idea for so many different reasons. For one, they will provide the bar tender, ice, cups, garnish and alcohol. With some companies you can just hire a bar tender if you provide the alcohol.
Buying Alcohol Checklist=>
This month in our Newsletter, we are sharing our “How Much Alcohol To Buy” handy chart. Must be a subscriber to receive it or if you’re a FDL client, check out your wedding toolbox- you’ll find it in there.