My fiancÚ and I have booked our wedding reception site/venue at a well known farm. They do weddings and other parties often and always put on a fabulous event (I've been to some Christmas parties and other weddings there, seriously awesome
They provide four food options (various proteins, fish and veg options) and an open non alcoholic bar. Sodas, water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate etc. What they do not provide, is alcohol. When you book the venue you and the guests are encouraged to bring your own alcohol.
My dilemma: we will be providing a bar for our guests that includes wine with dinner, beer, vodka and rum. We would love to provide more options but our budget does not agree, sadly lol.
Should I mention that there is the option to BYOB when we send our invites or would that be tacky? We were thinking of having an insert that described the venue, explained that we would be providing a limited bar and guests were welcomed to bring alcohol if they wanted but we don't want to seem rude. On the other hand, we don't want to not tell people and then have them show up only to find out they could have brought their preferred drink of choice.
Some BG: Open bars are very, very unheard of in our region. It is expected when you go to a wedding that you'll have to pay for liquor, and the price is typically 4$+ a drink.
Am I just over thinking this??