Author’s note: This post is the height of irony—I spent an hour pricing out liquor, and I don’t drink. I have NO IDEA if I did it right, because I don’t drink any of these things. But I thought someone else might find it helpful—just take it with a grain of salt, since I’m not very familiar with anything I’m pricing.
Our venue allows us to bring in our own alcohol. (Yay! This is supposed to be a huge money saver!) So that’s great, but now we have to figure out the details on our own:
- How much?
- Of what?
- From where?
First off, we will be having an open bar. I know that’s pretty standard, but apparently not to my parents. My father really felt we should do a cash bar (?!?). Or at least limit it to beer and wine. We may end up doing beer and wine and a couple signature drinks, but the whole thing was highly amusing. He was really surprised when I said I didn’t want a cash bar.
The coordinator at our venue, as well as a couple of the caterers, recommended Binny’s—apparently they will drop it off and pick up unused/unopened/unchilled leftovers, and are great with recommendations. Good plan so far, but I’d like to come up with a relatively realistic estimate of what we’ll need for our wedding (for my budget spreadsheet, of course).