Cash or Open Bar at your WEDDING Reception?

party musicWedding Reception – How to Budget the Bar Tab

It’s no secret that wedding guests always prefer a hosted bar at your wedding reception. But what if you just can’t afford it? Here is a possible solution. You can serve a limited selection of beer and wine. Offering up a signature drink can also be fun.

I have seen some wedding receptions get quite out of hand because there was free flowing alcohol.  I recommend that if you are going to provide wine that you don’t put open bottles on the table.  Have a friend or family member play bar tender so the alcohol doesn’t get too out of hand.  That way you can somewhat control how much people drink and avoid sneaky underage drinking.

You can save a lot of money on your party if you have a cash bar but you can always do both…offer a signature drink or beer and wine…and the rest is on them.  You want everyone to have fun at your wedding reception but you don’t want to break the bank.

When planning your wedding and reception you not only want to have your dream day but you want to thank your friends and family for supporting your new life journey.  Here are some more ideas to think about when you plan your big day…

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