3 Fun Alternatives to the Dreaded Cash Bar

If you are planning a wedding, one of the first things on your mind is probably your budget. From paying your DJ for the reception and the after party to finding that perfect banquet hall in PA that won’t charge you an arm and a leg, your special day can quickly come with a massive bill.

Most couples know that skipping the open bar is one of the easiest ways to save money on their soiree, but they also fear putting their guests off with a cash bar. Luckily, there are plenty of budget-friendly alternatives to the dreaded cash bar and the expensive open bar. Consider one of these three fun and creative options!

  • Champagne toast and signature cocktails. Limiting your liquor options is an easy way to save money—and with signature cocktails, you don’t have to miss out on the fun! Get together with your future spouse and choose a “signature cocktail,” that you love or that represent your personality as a couple. Don’t forget to pick up champagne (or a more budget-friendly option, Prosecco) for your toast!
  • An honorary heritage bar. Want to make things a little more personal than the standard signature cocktail? Why not pay special homage to you and your spouse’s heritage by taking inspiration from your culture’s alcohol of choice? Whether you’re toasting with a case of sake, offering a vodka tasting, or whipping up a batch of grandma’s famous sangria, you can celebrate tying the knot by honoring the people that made both you and your partner who you are today.
  • A mimosa and Bloody Mary affair. One of the sneakiest ways to save money on your wedding is to hold it during nonstandard hours. Holding your event during the morning and offering a boozy brunch reception is a fun way to make your ceremony stand out and save money! You can even mix it up and create your own “signature mimosas” by incorporating grapefruit, lemonade, and watermelon—don’t be afraid to get creative!

Planning a wedding can be stressful, but finding your caterer and comparing reception venues in Southampton doesn’t have to be! Give Village Catering a call today at 215-437-3337 to get started on the road to your next adventure!