How to do booze with no bartender?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are doing pre mixed cocktails in an ice bath that guests will be able to add ice too. You can use some kind of jar with lid; they even sell them with straws already attached.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think your idea sounds like an ideal arrangement.  One whiskey drink, one vodka drink, and wine at the table should satisfy the vast majority.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You can do it that way.  We hired a couple of people for $10/hour and they got to keep tips (They made out really well!).  It only cost us $40/person for the bartenders.  It was well worth it.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  I had a casual aquantaince that was getting married several years ago (I wasn’t invited to the wedding, since we were not close) but she asked me and a friend if we would bartend for her.  We served wine, beer in bottles and a sig cocktail. She paid us a nominal fee, but allowed us to have a tip jar. We made out like bandits and she saved $$ by not having to pay a real bartender!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

+1 to all who mentioned getting an acquaintance/cousin’s friend/neighbor/etc to “bartend” but with a simple bar of bottled beer, signature cocktail or rail mixers and wine! I have seen this work well multiple times!

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