When planning a wedding, one of the most variable expenses, and potentially most expensive expense is the bar at the reception. While there are benefits to an open bar, there are also options!
The first thing you need to do when it comes to picking a bar is talk to your reception location and see what they allow. Some may only allow you to use their alcohol while others may allow you to bring your own. If you can bring your own, the best way to do it is to start stocking up early. You can watch the sales and use coupons to get the most bang for your buck.
Another option is to do complimentary signature cocktails during happy hour and then wine and beer included during the reception with hard alcohol as an additional cost.
There are plenty of creative ways to make the alcohol budget fit into your overall budget. Just be sure to let your guests know so they are prepared for what to expect.
Cocktails from Snake Oil Cocktail Company