When you’re planning your dream wedding at the Crystal Ballroom in Casselberry, there are so many details to consider and decisions to make. From decorations and flowers to food and beverages, everyone is working hard to make sure that you get exactly what you want on the most important day of your life. One thing to consider is whether or not to offer an open bar. Providing unlimited alcohol to your guests can quickly run up your overall bill. Here are a few alternatives to consider.

Designer Drinks

Instead of offering your guests carte blanche, ask a bartender to create a couple of drinks that represent you and your groom. You can create two or three drinks with a limited amount of alcohol to be offered to your guests. If you go with this option, you can mix your favorite tastes and show off your flair.

Wedding Toast

Instead of offering mixed drinks, you can ask that glasses of champagne be handed out for the wedding toast. This helps you limit the cost since you’ll only be offering a single drink to each guest, and you don’t need to worry about anyone indulging too much and making a spectacle of themselves.


Instead of having a cocktail hour with an open bar, consider setting up stations with snacks and offering beer and wine samplers. Offer three to four sample size glasses of different local craft beers and wines. You can even offer a sampler of fruit juices and milkshakes for those who don’t drink.

At the Crystal Ballroom, we want to help you make the most of your wedding budget and know where you can save money. Contact ustoday for more tips or to schedule a viewing of our property.