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Cash Bar or Open Bar: A Question of Budget
Posted on March 27th, 2011

Hosting an event is never easy because aside from all the work that needs to be done in preparation for it, having a sizable budget is needed to make one a great success. Now, the question of whether having a cash bar or an open bar for any event is usually a dilemma that is difficult to decide upon as the host. There are many things to consider before you can settle which one is better for you. To help you with this, you need to familiarize yourself regarding the pros and cons of a cash bar and an open bar. By knowing these things and matching them to your priorities, you can be able to choose which type of bar will work best for your event.

The cash bar is more advantageous for you as the host in terms of budget because you don’t have to pay for the alcoholic beverages your guests will have. Moreover, there will be more control in the amount of alcohol your guests consume because they will be limited by the amount of money they are willing to spend for their drinks. However, some people find cash bars a little offensive because it is rarely expected for guests to pay for anything that they consume in a party.

On the other hand, the open bar is the custom choice made by most hosts because it often thought that the host handles everything that happens in the party especially when it comes to bills and payments. Yet, if there is no room in the budget, having an open bar might be difficult for you. Thus, in this situation, you might need to settle for a cash bar though it may be frowned upon by party guests.

There is no rule of thumb when choosing whether to have a cash bar or an open bar in an event. If you have the money, it is best to go for an open bar because it is conventional and it can make a lot of guests satisfied. If you have no extra pennies for an open bar, a cash bar is a suitable resort. Instead of not having a bar at all in your event, having a cash bar is your final option that can save the party that you are hosting.


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