7. The Bar
What your guests will get to drink is not less important than any other of the 6 aspects mentioned above. Quality of the booze matters, of course. Another thing that matters is whether your guests will have to pay for it. A cash bar is not an option. Most guests would find it even offensive. In order not to hurt anyone’s feelings, think of other possibilities. Talk to your vendor and you might find a way out. It’s not a big deal if you cannot afford a full open bar. Let the list include fewer drinks, such as wine, soda, and a couple of cocktails but make them free!