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-o