When it comes to weddings, it is quite difficult to imagine them without food and drinks. And the reality is that food and drinks do take up a huge chunk of the wedding budget. That, however, is no reason to skimp on them, especially the drinks. If you want your guests to have fun at your wedding, you need to do a little more than just serve them berry lemonade.
Today, a lot of couples are opting for DIY bars, but setting these bars up isn’t as easy as it might sound. Here are a few mistakes you must avoid for the best wedding bar:
Picking the wrong menu
A common mistake people make when planning their bar menu is including too many drinks, including specialty cocktails. But this can overwhelm your bartender and lead to slow service. It could also cause the more popular items to run out sooner. So, make sure you don’t go overboard. Your menu should be simple, with around 5-6 drinks.
Not stocking enough drinks
When everything else about your wedding is perfect, the last thing you would want is for the bar to run out of booze. Oh, the horror! This is why it is crucial that you get enough drinks, including alcohol, mixers, sodas, beers, water, and so on, on the basis of the number of people attending your wedding. Start by splitting your guests according to drinkers and non-drinkers. A simple trick is to consider at least 3-4 drinks per hour for heavy drinkers and 2 drinks per hour for the rest.
Hiring amateurs for bartending
If you want your wedding bar to be a success, you need to hire professional bartenders. While it may be tempting to save some money and get your cousin to handle the drinks, it can prove to be a mistake. No matter if it is a cocktail bar, wine bar, or a standard bar, a professional will be able to not just handle the crowd but also dole out drinks efficiently even during the busiest hours.
Not having a portable bar
You should always have more than one bar at your wedding. In addition to the main bar, you should add a portable bar (or more) that can be moved around. Depending on the number of guests, you should have at least two to three bars. A general rule of thumb is to have one bar for every 100 guests. This will prevent overcrowding and ensure that everyone gets their drink on time.
Not having beer and soda buckets
We get it. The thought of having ice buckets of beer and soda around your reception venue might not seem like the most elegant idea. But trust us, it can make all the difference in guest experience. When your guests can simply grab a beer without having to wait in line at the bar, it makes it more convenient for them to get a drink whenever they want. This, in turn, reduces long bar lines, which your bartender’s job much easier.
Ultimate Bars offers a range of portable bars that are a great addition to weddings and other events. These high-quality portable bars are made of lightweight and durable aircraft aluminum, which makes them incredibly functional and versatile. What’s more, their sleek design can be further upgraded with accessories, such as LED lights.
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