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Wedding Tips~ The Bar Guide

posted Mar 24, 2017, 12:47 AM by Wedding Tales Wedding Planners   [ updated Oct 2, 2018, 5:12 AM ]
The Bar at the cocktail party is one of the most important elements of the event. It can also be a pain to manage. Here are some helpful tips to help yo get it right every time. 


BAR CONTROL - Before the event starts we procure a liquor list from the hotel and cross check it with the list from the client. This list usually consists of the name of the liquor as well as how many bottles are being kept aside for the event. Once the event starts, the bar control team makes sure that a new bottle is only opened when the previous bottle is over and not before. This way you do not pay for bottle just because it was opened.

KNOW YOUR CROWD - Don't fill your bar with every spirit known to mankind. Know the taste of the crowd attending. For example: put Gin in the bar only if you know a few people drink and prefer gin. Its not usually a popular drink and buying it make no sense if no one is going to drink it. 

BAR EQUIPMENT - Consult your bartender when setting the bar menu to understand what are his/her specialties and what works best with your crowd. Make sure to order the right glasses for each cocktail. When dealing with a bartender remember to get a detailed list of all the things he/she is to bring with them and what they need from you so there is no confusion on the day of.


DON'T USE EXPENSIVE LIQUOR FOR COCKTAILS - Cocktails are fun drinks that if made well fly off the bar. Do not use expensive liquor for cocktails as they will be mixed with other ingredients. For example: Do not use a single malt for whiskey based cocktails. 

DON'T FORGET PLAN YOUR ALCOHOL - Make sure you take into account how many heavy drinkers you have when making a alcohol plan. If the majority of the heavy drinkers like whiskey, make sure to have enough and more whiskey to go around. Make your you take into account the women drinkers and their preferences as well.

DON'T FORGET THE NON DRINKERS - Do not forget the non drinkers at a cocktail party. Make sure their are fun "mocktails" for them in really fun looking glasses. This will make them fell included in the bar experience.