Wedding Alcohol Cost and Bar Budget

Updated: February 2017 Almost everyone who plans a wedding has to decide how much of their budget to allocate toward the bar and how many beverages to stock their wedding bar with. A wedding planner should be equipped to help with this information. We answer many of your questions in this article. To start, a good…

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Bartender Staffing & Placement

A bartender to guest ratio of 1 to 75 will usually provide efficient service.  If a single bartender is required, a ratio of 1 to 50 or lower is recommended depending upon whether it is beer, wine, soft drink service or full bar service. Beer, wine, soft drink service is much faster than full bar…

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Alcohol Portions at a Party

Using skimpy glass sizes not only gives the appearance of being cheap, but it also increases the traffic at the beverage service areas which increases congestion at the bar and glassware and ice usage. 12 ounce glasses are recommended for mixed drinks, beer and soft drinks no matter what the type of event since it…

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Stocking Your Bar for a Party

A bar is one of the focal points of a party so you want to have the following items stocked. Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks Beer selection – Have two regular domestic beers, one light domestic and one import or micro-brew. Non Alcoholic Beer Selection – Sharp’s, O’Doul’s (optional) Wine selection – Have both red and…

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Party Beverage Selection

When preparing to make the beverage selections consider the type and theme of the event, the type of guests that will be attending, and the types of foods that will be served. (Read more…)

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