Wedding Planning Tip:
If you are planning to provide bar service at your reception it is important to find out the details of the banquet hall's alcohol policy.
The typical options are:
(1) An Open bar, where you pay per hour for unlimited bar access, this is also based on the number of guests and the type of liquor being served.
(2) A Consumption bar, where you pay for the amount of alcohol your guests consume.
(3) A Cash bar, where your guests pay for their own beverages. Option 1 and 2 can get very expensive, and option 3 can be in bad taste.
Some caterers allow you to provide your own bar stock which results in tremendous savings. Check it out!