- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
Well after our 3rd bartender has backed out of the date (the first one went out of business, the 2nd fled the state with ours and other people’s deposits, and now the 3rd has decided to go on vacation), we’re considering going with more of a “self-serve” option with a couple of family members watching the area. We’re 2 months out and can’t afford to risk losing another deposit, and frankly I can’t handle the stress.
We have an umbrella policy which we were told would cover any problems financially/legally, our venue doesn’t require anything other than complying with local ordinances, and in our state you only have to have a liquor license if you are selling the alcohol, so that’s all covered. The only ordinance we have to worry about is that we can only tap one keg at a time.
We’re trying to decide what to have. Expecting no more than 150 drinkers, probably closer to 100 or 120. We decided on finding 2 or 3 signature cocktails we can have made ahead of time, a couple kegs of beer (can only have one keg tapped at a time). a few cases of red and white, and some other varieties of beer, as it’s a beer heavy crowd.
Bees, do you think that’s a good enough mix, OR should we do some basic mixers as well? I thought keeping them out might make “tending” easier on the fam, keep everything a bit cleaner, and maybe help decrease chances of over-self serving. Non-alcoholic drinks will be lemonade, water, maybe punch – and we’ll probably have soda in cans.
FH thinks we should do the sig cocktails, beer & wine, and then have some set mixed drinks they can choose from that are simple – vodka/7ups, rum & coke, etc. that would be easy pours. My thoughts would be that would increase our soda budget as we’d need 2 Liters, as well as make things more complicated Any thoughts (or suggestions from those that have done this) would be super helpful.
Also, if anybody knows cheap/easy/yummers signature drinks or cocktails that would be easy to make en mass. . . that would be welcome as well!!