I would love to have an open bar but I don't think it's in the budget but I'm shocked at how much venues here charge per drink. I feel that $7-9 is too much for a drink and I'm wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to 'subsidize' the price ie; we pay the venue $2 or $3 for every drink sold and the guests pay the difference therefore getting a lower drink cost? Am I being silly?
We are planning to provide wine with dinner 3-4 bottles per table of 8, is that enough for us to do? I just don't want my guests to be shocked at the drink prices (typically I've paid about $5 a drink at other weddings I've been to, most of them having cash bars)