Last time we talked about wedding receptions. You may have already formed your own opinion. But for a traditional wedding reception, the wedding bar must be an equally important part. Generally speaking, there are three major types of wedding bars, including the open bar, the host bar, and the cash bar. So what type of bar should I choose? Now, follow SHE.SAID.YES, to see the differences among them.
Untrammeled Wedding Bar – Open bar
- What is an open bar?
An open bar means that the hosts will pay the bill in advance. With an open bar, the host pays an hourly rate plus a bartender fee, regardless of the amount of alcohol consumed.
The biggest pro of an open bar is that your guests will be satisfied. They can freely enjoy the drinks without worrying about the cost. Also, the vibe of an open bar can help you turn your wedding into a party where you can celebrate your big day to the fullest with your guests.
On the one hand, an open bar costs much higher for you. And on the other hand, your guests may overindulge because of the unlimited drinks. Then you have to distract yourself from taking care of them.
Controllable Wedding Bar – Host bar
- What is a host bar?
A host bar is the flip side of an open bar. But hosts usually pay for it at the end of the wedding. With a host bar, hosts are charged based on the number of bottles of alcohol served.
Compared to the open bar, you don’t have to guess the cost because it is charged by the exact amount. And like the open bar, your guests will enjoy themselves because of the free drinks.
Your guests may forget the drink they already opened and then open another, which can lead to waste. Besides, your guest may also overindulge.
Friendly Budget Style – Cash bar
- What is a cash bar?
Unlike the two types above, a cash bar requires guests to pay for their own drinks, while hosts are not responsible for the cost.
With a cash bar, you can definitely save your budget. And you do not have to worry about too many guests drinking too much. In addition, it also helps reduce waste, as guests only consume what they paid for.
Your guests may not enjoy themselves to the fullest since they have to pay for their own drinks.
In the end
All three types have their advantages and disadvantages. Hosts pay for both open and host bars, so you must carefully consider your budget before choosing one of them. But both are excellent ways to create a vibe that keeps guests happy. The cash bar is a budget-friendly plan, but your guests may not enjoy themselves at the celebration since they have to worry about their drinking costs. Therefore, you need to decide depending on your budget and the situation of your guests.