Outdoor wedding – how to keep drinks cold??

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Chanahan_6:  I’d stick with the ice buckets all the way through: Ice water in large buckets or coolers. I was a bartender for quite a long time, and anything in iced water gets colder than a fridge. You could try putting ziploc bags around the bottled beer with labels overnight and see if that helps keep them from coming off.

Post # 4
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL



What about coolers full of dry ice?  It shouldn’t get the labels wet and it should keep the beverages cold enough until it’s time to add ice.

Post # 5
42089 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would put whatever beverages you need to serve first in the fridge, and put the rest in huge buckets, canoes, bathtubs etc with ice when you can. They will chill fairly quickly in ice water.

You could aslo consider bringing them out to the venue or having them delivered already cold.

Another option would be to rent a fridge or cooler. You could run it off a portable generator if necessary.

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