Wedding Bartenders – Do You Need them?

Wedding Bartenders – Do You Need them?


A lot of people believe that wedding caterers or venues provide bar staff, thereby eliminating the need for them to hire a professional bartender separately.

However, this isn’t always true, which means you might need to buy your preferred spirits, liquors and mixers and hire bar staff in order to get a decent bar service at your wedding. But this might not be the worst decision ever since there are numerous benefits of hiring your own wedding bartender.

First and foremost, a wedding bartender will take care of all the complicated work, which goes way beyond just popping bottles and pouring drinks.

Secondly, they focus on providing guests with a unique and intimate experience, one that they will remember for quite some time.


In addition to that, a professional bar catering will also assist you in determining what cocktail choices and mixtures to serve your invitees, an endeavor that can prove to be very overwhelming if done on one’s own. Last but not least, they will also help you stay within your budget and at the same time get you what you desire.

Already made up your mind about hiring bartending services for the wedding?

Here’s what you need to know.

  • The Requirements and Policy of Your Wedding Venue – Some venues give you the option of purchasing and serving your own liquor even when they can offer the service themselves. So make sure to inquire beforehand. Sometimes, buying the alcohol and hiring a wedding bartender can prove to be more cost-effective.
    When it comes to space, does your venue have enough space to accommodate the bar? Make sure to enquire about it as well

  • Your Own Requirements – The next step is to look at your own requirements. For example, do you want to have one wedding bar, or more than one? Any specific bar shape/theme you prefer? Similarly, what type of experience do you wish to give your guests? Get a good idea of what you would like so you can communicate it.

  • Offer a Signature Drink – Signature drinks were quite the rage a couple of years ago, and are now making a major comeback. Your signature drink (Bride/Groom Cocktail) should mirror your personality and your story, so be sure to add something unique.

  • Be Thorough in Your Research – As with every vendor you will use for your wedding, make sure you make some effort and properly learn about the company you are thinking of going with. Find out what comes in your package, read clients’ feedback, and inquire about legal issues, licensing and insurance. Find out about the relationship between the bar catering company and the other suppliers at your wedding. The more you know, the better off you will be when your special day arrives.

  • Don’t let a full wedding bar intimidate you – You do need different kinds of alcohol at your wedding to give your guests variety. By picking the right quantities and brands with the help of a professional wedding bartender, you could add a wide variety of cocktails in addition to the basics without having to spend a ton.

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