Is a Keg at My Reception a Good Money Saver or a Tacky Eyesore?

Etiquette, Food & Drink
Can you have a keg at a wedding

Photo: Corbin Gurkin

Trying to save money on your wedding reception? Some cost-cutting shortcuts, like DIY details, are a great idea that add character, while others may be a bit less classy. Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your catering questions in our daily post.

Is it tacky to have a keg at the reception? We're supplying the liquor, and bottled beer is more expensive.

"If you're having an outdoor barbecue celebration, a keg could fit in fine," says Jennifer Brisman, president of Jennifer Brisman Weddings, New York. "But it won't work for anything more formal." One way to cut back on your liquor bill at a formal wedding is to serve bottled beer, wine and soda, and forget about mixed drinks.

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