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Has anyone not had an open bar at their reception in the DR? THe cost is crazy expensive at my resort and although I would love to do it we just can't afford it. We are renting a suite to have our reception in and we were thinking of buying bottles from duty free or gift shop and just bringing them up there with us. It would be almost $3000.00 for an open bar for 3 hrs and buying our own bottles we could buy a ton of it for like $500. Does this seem tacky? Has anyone else ever done this?

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^^ Wow. $3,000 for 3 hours is crazy! Which resort are you getting married at?

The duty free shops prob sell alcohol reasonably priced. It will all work out :)

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I'm getting married at the Majestic Colonial. Amazing resort for everything but the open bar the cheapest option is $15/hr/person for the first hour and $7/hr/person for every hour after that plus $15/hr for a bartender and taxes and such so with 60 people it almost $3000.00!

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I don't think it's tacky. Many people have wine & beer bars only. I would just make sure this is allowed. Do you intend for them to serve it? There is often a corking fee if you want them to serve your alcohol. And a lot of places I've seen do not allow outside liquor to be brought it.

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Originally Posted by lscilley View Post
I'm getting married at the Majestic Colonial. Amazing resort for everything but the open bar the cheapest option is $15/hr/person for the first hour and $7/hr/person for every hour after that plus $15/hr for a bartender and taxes and such so with 60 people it almost $3000.00!
Omgosh, chica. That is nuts! We were going to go with the Majestic at first but decided against it. I say, buy the alcohol at the duty free. Maybe you can just pay the bartender to serve for you because their charge fees are outrageous!!!

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We are probably just going to buy it from the gift shop and take it up there. We will get guests to serve themselves. I don't see how they wouldn't allow it I am renting the suite for 24hrs so I think I can do whatever I want in it. I was just thinking of getting each of the wedding party to come with me and we will each buy so much in case they only allow so many bottles per person.

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That's not tacky at all!! And I'm pretty sure that none of your guests would expect you to spend that much $$ for only 3 hours. Don't forget to make sure you can do a few shots.gif LOL

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That price is outrageous - I am having my location with a bar near by so we have it anyway - I refuse to buy any booze in an all inclusive resort.

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That is ridiculous. I honestly don't understand why there is a charge at all for food or drinks at any of the AI Resorts! It really blows my mind. But, in the end I guess it is cheaper than having a wedding at home.

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