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Wedding Bar Costs: Things to Consider

Planning a wedding is an exciting journey, but it often comes with a myriad of financial considerations. When it comes to your wedding bar, it's essential to strike the right balance between offering a delightful experience and staying within your budget. In Summer 2023, our average wedding bar expenditure for 100 guests stood at £1461.37, translating to just over £14 per head. This is just a guide, factors like the amount your guests drink, venue or your chosen mobile bar company prices will impact this but hopefully this gives you something to set your budget off. Here's a breakdown to help you navigate the intricacies of wedding bar costs while keeping your wedding budget intact.

Wedding planning budget

1. Guests Paying for Their Own Drinks: A Budget-Friendly Option Opting for a setup where guests pay for their own drinks can significantly ease your expenses. With this approach, if you were to book Clink & Drink Mobile Bars you can expect the total expenditure to be around £125, this is our standard 'make it happen' fee and a fraction of what an open bar might cost you. This choice allows your guests to enjoy their preferred beverages while staying mindful of their own budgets.

2. Open Bar Considerations: Exploring Your Options If you're considering an open bar, it's crucial to be mindful of the potential costs. Many companies offer a price-per-head model, which can substantially increase your expenses. With an open bar, guests tend to consume more compared to when they pay for their own drinks. To strike a balance between generosity and budget-friendliness, a smart approach is putting a tab down, say £1500 for 100 guests. Once this limit is reached, guests can then cover their own drinks, ensuring you maintain control over your budget while still offering an open bar experience.

3. Mobile Bars for Weddings: Flexible and Affordable Solutions Opting for a mobile bar tailored to weddings is a strategic choice. We offer a variety of packages, allowing you to choose what aligns best with your budget. With careful planning and consideration of your guests' preferences, you can create a memorable bar experience without breaking the bank. Navigating wedding bar costs can be intricate, but by understanding your options and being strategic, you can create a delightful bar experience that fits seamlessly into your wedding budget. From guests managing their own tabs to exploring affordable mobile bar solutions, there are ways to ensure everyone raises a glass without any budgetary stress.

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