By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 26 2018
Once the ceremony is over and the vows are exchanged, what’s the first thing wedding guests will do? Go to the bar! After all, everyone needs a little liquid encouragement before busting a move on the dance floor!
There are different types of bars, as well as different pricing structures. Consider the options and decide which is the right fit for your big day!
This would include beer, wine and hard alcohol. Keep in mind, a full bar will encourage heavier drinking (if that’s a concern for you) and will add an additional cost of mixers needed for mixed drinks. On the flip side, a full bar will really add a level of class to any wedding.
Beer and Wine Only
There are a few reasons to cut out hard alcohol from the wedding bar. First, it saves on cost. Second, it keeps things a little less rowdy – usually! Also, sometimes beer and wine are enough if that’s what the couple and their guests prefer to drink. Lastly, some popular venues – like wineries and breweries – will only allow beer and wine because of their permitting and licensing.
This would mean guests pay their own way at the bar. This would only be ideal if a majority of guests don’t drink, especially the couple (because who wants to carry around cash at their own wedding!).
With per consumption, payment is only for the alcohol consumed. So, if the guest list includes a lot of non-drinkers, this would be the way to go. Per consumption is a good option if there are a lot of slow drinkers, older guests, pregnant guests, etc. Make sure to check with the bar provider on the cost per drink before making a decision. It will make a difference if drinks are $5 or $6 a piece versus $10 or $11.
When you pay per head, you are essentially paying a set price per person for every guest over the age of 21 (unless they are pregnant). Usually, per head pricing will be the best bet for your dollar.
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