Should You Still Offer an Open Bar Even If You and Your Fiancé Don't Drink?

Etiquette, Food & Drink

When planning your wedding reception, you have to consider the big things like the entertainment, food, and venue. But you can't forget about the smaller details and decorations — drinks included. While you and your fiancé may not plan to drink on your wedding day, your guests still may enjoy sipping on a few cocktails.

My fiancé and I aren't big drinkers. Should we still offer an open bar?

If you're not against it and you have the budget, then you should offer an open bar. Your guests will not only appreciate it, but they'll also unwind and possibly hit the dance floor with some great moves. (Think of the photo opportunities!)

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If you're worried about people drinking too much, consider keeping the liquor to a minimum. You can do this by serving one or two signature cocktails, plus beer and wine. (Signature cocktails are not only a great way to limit the liquor you serve, but it's also a fun way to flaunt you and your guy's personality.) Also, you can always let the bartender know he or she has permission to cut off anyone they feel has had enough to drink.

Overall, don't worry too much about this dilemma. Your guests are there to celebrate your new marriage, so they won't mind whether you offer a few mixed drinks, just beer and wine or a full open bar. Everyone is bound to have an amazing time no matter what!

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