Your wedding should be not only the most magical day of your life, but it should also be one of the most fun days of your life. Because of this, it is extremely important that you plan the really important parts well ahead of time, so you can ensure that optimal fun is had amongst you, your newlywed, and your wedding guests! And, arguably, the number one way to keep you and your guests happy and entertained throughout the night is by making sure that there is a fantastically organized and functional bar at your wedding reception. There are a great number of ways for you to provide alcohol to your wedding guests. You can provide a beer and wine only bar, a fully stocked bar, or you can do a Do-It-Yourself Bar. A DIY bar can be kind of time consuming, but a lot of the time, they can be some of the most memorable and effective bars. However, many people planning their wedding don't have the time or patience to build a bar from the ground up for the wedding alone, so we aren't going to be focusing on that today. However, if a DIY bar is something that you are interested in, there are plenty of guides available to you as far as that goes, and good luck! However, today we will instead be focusing on hiring a professional bartending service to service your wedding reception. While many wedding venues have a fully staffed bar within their walls, there are certain situations that might leave you looking for a professional bartending service to be responsible for serving the alcohol and drinks at your wedding. This following guide will tell you everything you need to know about hiring a professional bartending service, ensuring that your wedding is considered a "best case scenario!"
The first thing you should do is conduct an internet search for professional bartending services. Look around their websites for testimonials and testimonials. These can be found on the company's websites, or other websites that have reviewed that particular bartending service. Once you have found a bartending service that catches your eye, make sure to give them a call and ask a few questions so you can ensure that everything runs smoothly. First of all, you need to know that the bartenders are state licensed. This seems obvious, but the last thing you need is an unprofessional bartender who is unlicensed showing up and making your reception a disaster. Additionally, test them on their drink knowledge, ask them how they plan on keeping the bar area clean and organized, and what is the dress policies for their bartenders? Obviously, also ask for their availability and their rates.
You'll want to meet with the supervisor beforehand to set up a plan so you can ensure that everything goes smooth as butter. Also make sure that you encourage your guests to tip your bartenders!