I'm getting married in Ireland in September. My fiance is from there, and I'm from the states, so it's kind of destination for myself and my family/friends, but "local" from him and his family/friends.
I am looking for advice on how to position to the American's that this is a "cash bar"... in America, you ONLY do open bar, as it's included in the prices. Irish weddings are much more expensive in comparison, although the prices after conversion seem similar to one in America, the big difference is that it does not include open bar!
I know this is normal in Ireland, but how do I tell my American wedding guests without causing a lot of drama? To be honest we are already going way overboard with our spend for this wedding and really can't afford to pay for everyone's drinks even if we wanted to!
We do however plan to pay for drinks at cocktail hour, 2 drinks per person at dinner, and from there on guests are responsible for their own drinks. We already sent out invites, so the only way to really tell people is putting in on my wedding website.... but I risk people not noticing it! Another way is word of mouth but then it get's gossipy...