This is definitely the way to go. We offered both the AI and European rates and left it up to our guests to decide what they wanted to do.
For alcohol for the wedding, since most of our guests were not AI, we provided the alcohol. We paid a corkage fee to Ceiba (very reasonable), and then got our own alcohol from La Europea in Cancun. Diana helped us with the process, and La Europea was almost exact with how much of each type of alcohol we had to buy (wine, champagne, hard liquor, beer, etc). And we were able to return all unopened bottles. It was actually very inexpensive! We did more limited bars for the cocktail hour and for the rehearsal dinner, which also kep the rates lower.
Originally Posted by KPSouthie
Brenners -Not sure if this is an option, but why not just offer both rates -all inclusive and room only? That way you don't have to worry since guests can decide what works best for them. Just a thought!