Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wedding Tip of the Week: Bar Saving Tips


We are all trying to find ways to cut cost, here are some suggestions that you can cut cost when having a bar at your reception.




  • Deal with the caterer. Sometimes you can get a discount on drinks if you deal with the same caterer for food and drink.


  • Ask the caterer or your wine and spirits merchant to select solid, second-line merchandise. You don't have to serve top shelf liquors. Consumers often pay for a company's advertising and marketing budgets when they buy top brands. Many smaller houses can offer the same quality at a better price.


  • If you're serving beer, think kegs rather than bottle. Kegs cost less.


  • Choose generic mixed-drink ingredients rather than name brands. When you are paying for a hundred guests the difference in price makes itself felt.


  • Ask the caterer to go light on the salt. Salty foods will increase your guests' thirsts.


  • Don't allow the catering staff to take drink orders at the tables. Set up one bar. The longer the wait for service, the fewer drinks get served.

  • Purchase all the liquor yourself and have a family member or friend play bartender for the night.


Some of these tips may assist you in still being able to have a bar at your wedding with reduced cost.



(Some information found here)

2 comments:

GC (God's Child) said...

how about no liquor at all?
my wedding is in the daytime and we'll be out of there by 4.30

most people who wouldn't be caught dead having a drink before dinner are SHOCKED that we aren't having alcohol

puzzling

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