b'8-12 MONTHS BAR SERVICELooking for ways tocontrol your open bar tab? Consider closing the bar for dinner service or only offering beer, wine, and a signature drink!Booze cluesHow long should service be available?Be sure to arrange for bar service that lasts as long as thereception itself (the average wedding reception lasts between four to six hours). Customarily, the bar will close during dinner service, which will save you money. Alcohol service should end an hour before the end of your reception, but you should make provisions for non-alcoholic beverages to be served until the reception is over.What are my drink options?You can choose to have a full bar or simply serve wine andLess than beer as a more cost-effective option. If you want toDANA CUBBAGE WEDDINGS 10% include liquor as an option but dont want the cost of a full bar, consider a signature cocktail! If youre hold-of couples opt ing a dry wedding, you can have more options than to have a just water, soda, and tea. Try mixing things up with dry wedding mocktails! Pink lemonade spritzers, dry pomegranate cosmos, and virgin daiquiris are all great options to offer your guests!How much alcohol do I need?Remember that only your guests that are 21 or older will be drink-ing alcohol and that each guest will have about one drink per hour. If youre having 100 guests over the age of 21, you can assume that 50% of them will drink wine, 20% will drink beer, and 30% will have liquor of some kind. These numbers are flexible, though, and vary depending on your guests preferences. Once you have your final guest list, use the calculator on page 78 to find out how muchMANGO STUDIOSLAURA KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY you need!QUESTIONS TO ASKHow will we be charged? Is there a fee for additionalDo you offer top-shelfbartenders? liquor? Do you supply other beverages? Will extras be refunded?If no, can we take homeIs gratuity included in thepackage? How much?the extras?Is a champagne toastIs there a corkage charge?included?Corkage is a fee to open wine that you supply. Do you close during mealHow many bartenders willservice?there be?Dont forget to ask the general questions on page 4 BUTTERFLY KISSES PHOTOGRAPHY76TODAYS BRIDE|8-12 MONTHS UNTIL I DO|BAR SERVICE'