Is it OK to Have a Cash Bar at the Reception

Ohhh, this is a good question and a very controversial one. Yes. It is hard to have a cheap wedding and a free bar at the same time. After all, it is your wedding and your money. Who is anyone to tell you how to spend your money at your own reception? Huhh? Some brides say, “If the guests want some alcohol, let them pay for it”. But, if you are still reading this, that means that, maybe, you do care.

Overall, it is a bad idea to have a cash bar at a reception. In my opinion, It kind of takes away from the feeling that your reception is a celebration of your wedding. Instead, it gives the guests a feeling that they are somehow…kinda… paying for your wedding. So what can do you do? One idea is that you can limit alcohol to the toast and speeches. You can also use the non-alcoholic equivalent of smoothies and daiquiris to give your guests something in place of alcohol at the bar. At least no one will be going home a stinking drunkard or more seriously, getting behind a wheel intoxicated.


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Filed under: Receptions — vicky at 11:04 am on Monday, October 30, 2006

Honeymoons in Paris- Things to Do

A honeymoon in Paris. What is more romantic than Paris. Isn’t it the perfect place for lovers. Isn’t French not the language of love they say? Thinking about going? Here are some ideas that may help while you are honeymooning in Pa-ree.

Things to Do in Paris

eiffel tower

The Eiffel Tower

  • Visit the Eiffel Tower- This is a no-brainer of course. Who doesn’t know to go visit this place, even if they don’t know what the heck it is? It was erected in 1889 for the Paris Exposition. It was engineered by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, who won a design competition out of 700 applicants. Some Parisians did not take well to it at the time. Calling it useless and an impediment to France’s history of art. It is well loved by many Parisians now, so go figure? If you want to go visit, there are some things you should know.
    • Don’t pick any old time to go. Just like you want to go visit the Eiffel, so does everyone else. If you pick the middle of the day, your wait could be a few hours. Try going as early in the morning as you can, or go late. If you are going late, be sure to have your own transportation. By late night time the metro could stop running and you could be stuck waiting on a taxi cab along with everyone else.
    • If you want to get to the top go to the pier that sells top tickets before you enter the Eiffel tower. If you don’t, you may not be able to get a top ticket after you enter.

paris louvre

The Musee du Louvre

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Filed under: Honeymoons — vicky at 5:22 pm on Thursday, October 26, 2006