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It's reasonable to say that the bar setup is probably one of the event's most significant centerpieces, unless you're throwing a dry wedding.

To obtain the inside scoop on setting up the ideal arrangement for wedding guests to pour their own drinks, we chatted with a few wedding professionals and professional bartenders, and they did not dissapoint. Here is all the information you require for a seamless, stress-free self-service bar during your wedding.

What You Should Know

Public places and Self-Service Bars: The Details
  • If you're choosing a self-service bar for a public event, be careful to understand state liquor laws as well as the rules and regulations of your venue. the simplest way to learn if you can have a self-service bar is to inquire at the venue where the event or wedding is being held. area. All venues are held to Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) laws and will know for sure if this is possible, however in some cases you might want to verify with your catering provider.

How to Set Up a Self-Service Bar
  • After you've set a budget, think about the items you'll need, such as ice, glasses, drink selections, your bar's surface, where it will be positioned, and who will be in charge of keeping an eye on it to make sure nothing runs out. This last step is essential to prevent any potential catastrophes that can result from allowing guests to serve themselves drinks . It will also give your visitors a seamless experience. 

Self-Service Bar Drink Ideas
  • The fun part is about to begin: choosing your beverage options. There are a lot of options available, and as we previously indicated, individual portions are best throughout the pandemic (you can even forgo the glassware altogether in most cases). Some of our go-tos are listed below:

  • Canned wines: Ramona, WineSociety, Bev, West + Wilder

  • Canned beers: Kona Brewing Co., Crowns and Hops, pFriem, Brooklyn Brewery

  • Canned cocktails: Social Hour, Slow & Low, Three Lumps of Sugar’s cocktail sachets

  • Bottled wines: Usual, Mionetto, Campo Viejo, Vinebox, Pommery Pop

  • Bottled beers: Pilsner Urquell, Modelo, Lagunitas, Ithaca Beer Co.

  • Bottled cocktails: try working with a local bar to have these prepped

  • Non-alcoholic options: AVEC, Ugly Drinks, United Sodas of America, Q Mixers, Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters & Soda, Kin Euphorics

Try to imagine the kind of experience you love when you visit a terrific bar for a self-service bar, which requires a little more preparation. It's indeed safer for your guests and easy for your wallet.

So, if you're interested in learning more about weddings. Visit the wedding wizard today.

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