(Closed) Caterer outrageous! Trying to stock our own bar for 80 people – with what?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Vodka!
+ various juices + schnapps flavors= infinite cocktail possibilities.
+ Kahlua & cream= White Russian. (cute bride’s drink!)
+ dry vermouth= Vodka martini (hello, trendsters)
Also, with the schnapps and the aforementioned prosecco= Bellini.

To vodka, the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems! This is exactly what were doing at our DIY bar. Everything gets used in various drinks and hopefully everyone will be happy with the variety.

(Can’t help you with the beer and wine. We are cheap beer, Franzia and two buck chuck kinda people!)

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

The nino wine has vodka in it. I wanted to use it, but our venue doesn’t allow hard alchohol; just chamgagne, wine, and beer (no keges).

For beer we are probably going with Heinekin. for wine we haven’t decided yet.

Watch out for cork fees. I talked to one caterer that wants to charge $10.00 cordage fee for each bottle opened. That could add up quickly. On the plus side, this caterer doesn’t charge a cake cutting fee.

For water, my guests will just get what they get. Water can be more expensive than alchohol.

Most of our guests, including us, don’t like champagne, so we have opted not to do a “champagne” toast. We are just going to have a toast with whatever we have in our possesion at the time.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

If you are getting wine I would advise a sauvignon blanc (white) and a shiraz for the red. probably 3 or 4 dozen of each and a brut or pinot noir for the sparkling. I am from Australia therefore I cant recomend a brand as they are different but quite often they bring out wine guides which advise good quality wines for good prices.

Good luck

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

The corkage fee you were quoted seems a little high to me for 80 guests. You might want to negotiate that cost, since you have a small guest count.

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