We have all seen the cost of a simple bottle of water go from free to as much as $4.50 or more, while the price of a cocktail has jumped from $4.50 to $10 (or more). While it may be difficult to negotiate drink prices, there are still ways you can cut expenses without lowering the quality of your event: 1. Talk to your catering manager before the event. Tell him or her to instruct servers not to pour wine for guests unless requested. 2. Servers should pour a five-ounce glass; this should get ...

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