Wedding planning is fun and exciting and also daunting and stressful. One of the big expenses of the celebration is the bar tab. It’s not just a simple decision of having a cash bar or an open bar: there are endless decisions about what kinds of alcohol to serve, the size of the selection, when to open and close the bar, etc. just published this concise article with 4 quick tips for stocking your wedding bar. One of the tips is to buy lower cost alcohol.

It’s always good to keep a nice bottle or two on hand, but drinking and entertaining can get expensive. Once you use up what you were given at the party, you’ll want to be able to replenish your bar with similar products.

The article even gives some great suggestions of spirits that taste great but won’t break the bank.

If your finances are stretched thin from the wedding, buying high quality, low cost items can make your money go a long way. We suggest Buffalo Trace bourbon ($24.99), Bombay Sapphire gin ($21.99), Cruzan Aged rum ($14.99), Tito’s vodka ($19.99), El Jimador tequila ($19.99).

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The article is actually full of helpful tips, separated into 4 concise categories to help you save money and still wow your wedding guests. See the whole thing on

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For a few more tips, see our post, How to Save Money on Wedding Food and Drinks Without Cutting Corners & Customize Your Big Day with a Signature Wedding Drink