We’re working on a tight budget but have a large guest list. Is a cash bar an acceptable way to keep our costs down?

Answer, by KB

While it is often necessary to find a way to cut wedding costs, we would not recommend a cash bar. Sure, when your friends come by for dinner, they often bring a bottle of wine, but your formal wedding celebration is a different story. Consider a limited bar of just beer and wine, or begin with a full bar that becomes exclusively wine and beer later in the night. Finding a way to purchase the alcohol yourself, possibly at a wholesale price, will dramatically cut costs.

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