Our DIY Bar Set Up…and Signature Drink…Opinions Please :)

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: What do you think?
    Too Much! (Describe Below) : (4 votes)
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  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    How many people will be at the wedding? 

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Waitingbee57:  Not sure with how many people you have, but sounds like an awesome selection!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Waitingbee57:  Can’t say without knowing head count, but my recommendation would be to buy lots of extra for the things you actually drink.  Soda and liquor won’t go bad, and wines get better with age, no harm in buying a truck-load of those kinds of things (if budget permits), then drink your wedding coke for the first 5 years of marriage.  We toyed with the idea of doing a DIY bar before we settled on a venue that didn’t allow it, and our plan was to stock our home bar with the leftovers.

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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Without knowing the head count but based on the amount of beer and liquor I’d say you might want to consider doubling the amount of wine. 240 drinks doesn’t sound like enough. Most people will drink wine with dinner unless you have a crowd that you know REALLY hates wine! 

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Sounds like a great selection!  Are you going to have people pouring the drinks?  I just know a lot of the weddings that I have been to, the guests seem to get the most trashed when there are bottles of hard alcohol and they are able to pour their own… throwing up in the bathroom style.  But then again my family and friends are a bit more wild than the usual.  We are also having out own DIY bar.  We are only having the hard alchohol in our signature drinks which will be at cocktail hour and making them a little weaker than normal.  Just so everyone is sober enough to enjoy all the hard work I put into everything.  Something to consider.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Waitingbee57:  

    You might want to look into keg beer instead of the cases.  It might be cheaper and then you won’t have to worry if people don’t dispose of their bottles and cans.  

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The second list looks alot simpler, don’t want too many types of booze for people to get messy on!!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We had keg beer, and it was behind the bar (out of sight from the guests) and the bartenders we hired did the pouring/pumping of it

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