I’m A Bride And I Saved Hundreds Of Dollars On Alcohol At My Reception By Following These Simple Rules
Weddings can cost a fortune.
If you’ve ever gotten married or helped plan someone’s big day, you know there are so many expenses involved: from the dress to the photographer to the booze.
A bride named Patricia, who goes by @PatriciaxSam on TikTok, says she’s discovered a savvy way to make sure her guests don’t cost her too much at the bar.
“I have an alternative to doing an open bar at your wedding, but also not doing a cash-only bar.”
The bartender she hired for the wedding is the one who came up with the genius idea.
“We really wanted to do an open bar, but we were a little nervous about the budget for the open bar because we don’t have an unlimited amount of money.
“We’re definitely on a budget and we were a little worried about going over budget with an open bar.”
The road they took was kind of a middle ground.
“That’s what we decided. It’s a full bar so there are plenty of options.
“And we’ll pay for everyone’s beer, wine, and then if they decide to order our two signature drinks, we’ll cover them as well.
“Mine is a paloma and his is a screwdriver, which is a fairly common drink among our friends.”
If any of their guests wanted to order a drink outside of these four items, they could still do so, but only had to pay for it themselves.
“He said one of the biggest things that racks up the bill is shots, so we won’t cover any shots.”
Viewers loved the idea, and some also shared what they’ve seen at other weddings:
“I heard of a ‘stock the bar’ party, where you throw a party and everyone comes with a bottle of booze to help defray those costs,” one person wrote.
“We give each guest two free drinks, and they get tickets for them, but after that it’s a cash bar!” So we pay an average for each person,” added another.
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