Consumption Bar vs. Open Bar
Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:51 PM
We have to decide whether or not to have a by consumption bar of just have an open bar. The majority of our guests do drink..maybe only 2 don't out of 25. I just don't know if it's smarter to do an open bar or by consumption. We will be having a cocktail hour before the dinner. We also will only be having a dinner only..no dancing or anything like that..just a sit down dinner. So I don't know what to do. Open bar is like this:
First hour: $14
Every Hour after: $12
By consumption examples:
any mixed drink: $7
Martini's are $10
I would think we would need an open bar for 2 hours and then maybe the third hour have by consumption? I really don't see us being there longer than that. What do you think?
Also, for our cocktail hour..we can choose what to serve. We don't want to look cheap..but want to keep the costs down all around. the drink prices are the same..Should we just offer beer? Or does that look cheap?? Any thoughts would help. Thanks!
Posted 28 August 2008 - 05:23 PM
In your case I think an open bar makes sense too. What about cocktails only for the cocktail hour, open bar for the next two, then beer/wine only for the last? That may help with the costs a little.
If your budget allows I definitely say cocktails for cocktail hour, even if that means limiting it to beer/wine for the rest of the night. Good luck!
Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:10 AM
Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:17 AM
i'd say open bar for an hour or two and then consumption. if i had to do it w/ my crowd (mostly drinkers as well), i'd definitely have open bar for the cocktail hour b/c that's when the most drinks are consumed.
Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:59 AM
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