(Closed) Keeping drinks cold at our backyard wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2889 posts
Sugar bee

Have you thought about getting some of those large metal buckets and maybe doing a few smaller versions of FMIL’s plan? I think a hot tub would require way too much ice to make up for the depth but shallow buckets have the same effect with less ice. Also, can oyu stock the fridge with back ups and then just bring the beverages out cold?

Post # 4
363 posts
Helper bee

I agree…I would do the galvanized buckets.  Or you can get the tubs.

Post # 5
1104 posts
Bumble bee

I agree with the tubs, sounds like it would look great. I’d put back ups in the bath tub (with ice), keep the fridge free for food 🙂

Post # 6
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

THis might be a little out there, but how about a wheelbarrel full of ice? Then you can put all your drinks inside and it looks cool/a little unique! At our wedding we’re probably doing one full of ice and drinks and another one full of coute a te (can’t spell that one sorry)



Post # 7
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My venue uses an old row-boat filled with ice.  I think you would totally get creative with this, perhapes do a little yard-sale shopping to see if you find any fun containers that would work with you vision? 

Post # 8
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the galvanized tubs or rowboats or other creative buckets of ice. I am not sure where your location is, but if you are in New England you can get those big galvanized buckets for super cheap (I think $3/bucket or something crazy like that) at Christmas Tree Shops.

Post # 9
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was going to suggest Christmas Tree Store too. Last time I was there I didn’t see the galvanized ones but I got plastic ones for after our ceremony for water bottles. They were $4 each! Lots of colors too.

Post # 10
520 posts
Busy bee

Okay, this may be too hokey for a wedding, but I love using a kiddy pool and filling it with ice and beverages.  It looks cute; the beverages are easy to see….it’s always a hit when we do it.  But depending upon the vibe you are going for it may  not work…… 

Post # 11
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ginandtonic: my favorite store EVER. going there today =)

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