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)


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


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