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Not only did one of my relatives have a total cash bar at his reception, he also MADE PEOPLE PAY FOR THEIR OWN SOFT DRINKS! Only the water was free to drink.....I couldn't believe it!

 

I have never had to buy a soda at a formal wedding reception before -- "cheap! cheap! cheap!" (They should have had birds announcing that as people walked into the wedding, to remind them not to leave their wallets out in the car if they were thirsty during the summer heat!)

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I was at a friend's daughters wedding a few years ago the grooms parents were divorced for a number of years, however there was some unresolved anger issues there. During the speeches the dad of the groom gets up to speak..(few drinks into him) he went on to say how much he loved his only son and how pround he was. Then on to his new daughter inlaw and how brides how always look so beautiful on their wedding day and he was so confused how the world ended up with so many F*cking ugly ex wives. Well you could of heard a pin drop in a hall of 200 people. He continues on to put his glass up for a toast and says " I hope she not like your mother and leaves you with at least the shirt on your back and pants on your ass. At this point someone is taking him away.......after the shock wore off and I was heading home I laughed so hard I thought i would put the car off the road.
OMG!! That is hilarious!! rofl.gif

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Not only did one of my relatives have a total cash bar at his reception, he also MADE PEOPLE PAY FOR THEIR OWN SOFT DRINKS! Only the water was free to drink.....I couldn't believe it!
This is actually pretty standard at all the weddings I've been to. The prices are usually lower than normal, but it's almost never an open bar. But then again I'm from Newfoundland & we are not known for "sipping"!! It would bankrupt the b&g to have to pay for the guests booze!! But things are a lot different there too - it's not uncommon to recieve less than $50 as a gift either. But the dinner plates at not overly expensive - it's all relative I guess!

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Where the bar was in a different room then the rest of the wedding reception, it took away from it b/c the guests were separated the entire night..a lot of the guests had the same feeling. The bar wasn't only in diff room but the hall is the type that has more than one wedding at a time, so the guests were mixed in with strangers from another wedding at the bar.

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This is actually pretty standard at all the weddings I've been to. The prices are usually lower than normal, but it's almost never an open bar. But then again I'm from Newfoundland & we are not known for "sipping"!! It would bankrupt the b&g to have to pay for the guests booze!! But things are a lot different there too - it's not uncommon to recieve less than $50 as a gift either. But the dinner plates at not overly expensive - it's all relative I guess!
I agree with that 100%. I've NEVER been to a wedding with an open bar. It's either been cash bar or BYOB. If anyone was to host a wedding with an open bar, I can assure you that almost EVERYONE would get wasted! That's probably why we don't do it... Well, that and it would cost thousands of dollars lol And when both of my sisters got married, most "gifts" were cash in a card, usually $20.

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wow if i were a newfie i probably would have been married at home! i can't believe open bars are rare there! they are STANDARD here ... like if you can't afford an open bar for your guests then just elope because all your family and friends will think you're cheap as hell.

 

we sure as hell couldn't afford it ... thus the DW! and amanda, we don't "sip" either so that's why it was at an AI! wink.gif

 

i can't imagine having to pay for soft drinks tho. i think i would have walked out. seriously.

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then again, gifts are usually cash in card, and upward of $100. still no one even breaks even unless their parents or someone else paid for the wedding, considering the "average" wedding reception costs at LEAST $100 per head. so if a couple comes and hands you $100 check, you still lost $100. it's stupid really.

 

thank god for DWs!

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Again, a Canadian here, but from Southern Ontario. Open bars are done but so are cash bars. The weddings that I have been to were 50/50 on open bar/cash bar. Never thought anything of it.

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