Today I’m sharing 5 tips for bars at weddings. If you or you’re client is providing their own alcohol these tips are for you!
If the caterer or bar service is providing the alcohol then you won’t have to worry about the things I’m sharing.
- If the client is providing their own alcohol make sure they pay the bartender extra to actually set the bar up. Most of the time when a client is providing their own alcohol, but plans to have a bartender serve alcohol, the bartender expects the bar to be set up and ready to go upon arrival.
- Make sure someone is providing ice for the bar. If the caterer is not providing the bar and alcohol they are not responsible for providing ice for the bar.
- Make sure there is something to put white wine and beer in on top of the bar or right behind the bar for easy access for the bartenders. That way the bartender is not having to reach into the cooler each time someone wants a beer
- If the client is providing their own alcohol they will need to provide coolers for the beer and white wine, a cooler just for ice and bowls or beverage tubs that can sit right behind the bar for easy access to beers and white wine for the bartender.
- If the client is providing their own alcohol they will be responsible for providing cups, napkins, mixers, garnishes, bottle openers, etc. for the bar.
It’s SO much easier to let the caterer or bar service handle the entire bar. From providing the alcohol, bartenders, set up and tear down. You don’t want your client’s parents or the groom and groomsmen having to carry out heavy coolers of beer and boxes of wine after the reception. Pay a little extra and have all of this taken care of.