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Why don't more people pay by corkage fees?

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Originally Posted by cheese_diva View Post
You could always do a signature drink and many guests would order that because it would be fun and special for your wedding.
That's what I was thinking. If we could just have a few certain drinks like a signature cocktail, beer, and wine. I did bring this up to our planner, and she wouldn't budge, and I'm not forceful. I think I need to learn how to be more forceful.

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I'm not sure where you're getting married but I seem to remember the corkage fee at the Hilton being much higher than $25/bottle... Also I would be weary if you're not also planning on bringing in your own mixers as they will surely charge you for those and you'd be surprised at how pricey they can be at the more expensive places! I'm not saying not to do it just be sure you know what your additional costs may be (mixers, additional charges for high end liquors, etc.)

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One more thing, I forgot about it in the first post.... Remember that, whenever you use this option of corkage fee, the Hotel or restaurant is charging you a specific amount so you can bring your own drinks, but if you need to use anything else, anything at all, they are going to charge you for it and, trust me on this one, it will be expensive. Hotels & restaurants do that because, after all, we're a looking for some profit, so it's not a great option for our bussines to let you buy outside what we already have inside; So, when we agree to do the corkage fee, we need to find a way to, at least, not loose money; so, the cokes prices go up to $5-$10 DOLLARS each and so on.

There are some places that can give you some mixers on the house, like 4 or 5 cokes, maybe 1 litter of some juice, but other than that, it will be over priced.

 

I hope this help.

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