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Wedding Alcohol – How much do you need?

Providing your own wedding drinks on your special day is a great way to have what drinks you want. Also, if you have contacts with a local wine merchant or brewery it could be cost effective. So if you are providing your own wedding alcohol – how much do you need? What do you need to know about wedding alcohol and how much do you need? Firstly, don’t assume that because you drink one particular drink, all of your Guests will like the same. Make sure you’ve got a good variety of drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic) Have a good

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Non alcoholic drinks options for your Wedding

You may have Guests at your Wedding who will not be drinking alcohol for whatever reason, age, health, religion etc.  You don’t have to limit their drinks choice to just water or fruit juice. Here are 5 fantastic non alcoholic drinks options for your Wedding Day; Show stopping Mocktails Why not serve your Guests a Virgin Sangria for their reception drinks. Perhaps a non bubbly option of Elderflower Presse for your Toast.  You could always add a splash of brightly coloured raspberry cordial for an extra splash of luxury. Spirits don’t always have to contain alcohol… Maybe you have pregnant

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Drinks Reception Ideas for Your Wedding

Your drinks reception is almost as an important part of your Wedding Day as your Ceremony.  There are so many different drinks reception ideas for your Wedding for you to choose from. It is important for you to find ways to entertain your Guests between the Ceremony and the Wedding Breakfast. I want to share with you some ideas. GARDEN GAMES Entertain your Guests of all ages with some traditional garden games such as giant Jenga, Connect 4. Even Tug of War – that is a great crowd pleaser, particularly the bridal party against the Groomsmen! ACOUSTIC SINGER/BAND An acoustic

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Things to consider when hiring a bar for your…

When it comes to hiring a Bar for your Wedding, like many other things while planning your Wedding,there are so many things to consider. When contacting Mobile Bar Companies, there’s some basic information that they will need to know, so that they can give you a quote: The location of your Wedding (And whether it is in a building or a temporary structure, e.g Marquee) The date of your Wedding! How long do you want the bar to be open for? How many Guests will be at your Wedding (Will there be more for your Evening Reception) Are you looking

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Free Bar at Your Wedding-Things to Consider

You’ve decided to serve all your Guests with free drinks at your Wedding, great, but if you’re thinking of having a free bar at your wedding, there are some things to consider: How many Guests are you having? This is an important factor, to make sure you have enough drinks and also enough glasses. What age range are your Guests and what do most of them like to drink? Are you having Guests in their early 20’s who drink the latest trends, or have you got a granny in her 80’s that likes one or two sherries at special occasions!

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Your Drinks Reception – What to think about

Your drinks reception can be one of the focal points of your day. It fills the gap between your Guests arrival and the meal being served. If done right, it can entertain your Guests while formal photographs are being taken and be a perfect opportunity for you to mingle with your Guests. What will your budget allow? Dependent on your budget, your drinks reception can be as extravagant as money will allow. You can hire in Bartenders to create a wow factor by mixing up personalised cocktails. Or you could keep it simple with a DIY drinks reception from a

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Free bar at your Wedding or Event?

Having a free bar at your Wedding or Event? But who will serve your Guests? You’ve decided that you want to supply all your own drinks to your Guests at your Wedding or Party – Great!…. There are some things you need to think about though… Most important – Having a free bar at your Wedding or Event but who will serve your Guests? You may think that it’s a free bar so your Guests can help themselves. Perfect – a nice, relaxed and informal party for you and your Guests- but it could also lead to sheer carnage if

Seasonal Drinks Reception Ideas Weddings, in particular, are all about doing something different. Whether you’re having a Wedding, milestone birthday party or a corporate event, plan your drinks reception tied in with the Season your Event is held in. Here are some suggestions for some seasonal drinks reception ideas. SPRING Days are starting to get warmer (hopefully) and longer. Homemade lemonade with a touch of elderflower or something different like passion fruit. Prosecco with fresh raspberries, or even Bellini’s. SUMMER Pimm’s is a classic, but think about serving it with a twist like in Kilner jars or similar vessels. Iced teas infused with fruits. Other favourites are pimp your prosecco or gin bars. AUTUMN Autumn reflects shades of oranges and reds so incorporate these colours into personalise bespoke cocktails. Use cocktails like Tequila Sunrise or Sangria as a base for the colours. Come up with a completely new cocktail using a toffee apple vodka as a base. Another alternative could be a spiced apple cider. WINTER Have something warm and comforting for your Guests. Hot chocolate with squirty cream, even have a “Pimp Your Chocolate” station with options like rum, amaretto or Bailey’s. Other options could be Mulled wine or Cider or Whisky bars. For more ideas on Seasonal Drinks Reception Ideas, f Blog

Seasonal Drinks Reception Ideas

Weddings, in particular, are all about doing something different.   Whether you’re having a Wedding, milestone birthday party or a corporate event, plan your drinks reception tied in with the Season your Event is held in. Here are some suggestions for some seasonal drinks reception ideas.  SPRING Days are starting to get warmer (hopefully) and longer. Homemade lemonade with a touch of elderflower or something different like passion fruit. Prosecco with fresh raspberries, or even Bellini’s. SUMMER Pimm’s is a classic, but think about serving it with a twist like in Kilner jars or similar vessels. Iced teas infused with fruits. 

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Eco Friendly Bar for your Wedding Or Event

How do you make sure you have an eco friendly bar for your Wedding or Event? This could be quite an important consideration if you’re the Bride, Groom or Party organiser. Firstly, you should eliminate the use of plastic wherever possible One of the biggest plastic usages on a bar is straws.  Think about doing away altogether or replacing with paper, bamboo or even steel –  (Steel straws could be an ideal solution for favours for your Wedding, or even promotional material with your Company logo for a Corporate event) Recycle, Recycle, Recycle…. Ensure that your Bar Staff recycle as

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A Beer Festival Wedding

A beer festival wedding theme is a great way to have a drinks reception with a difference for your Wedding. Festival weddings are certainly popular, but many Couples think about a music festival theme.  There are so many other styles of Festival weddings you could have including a beer festival wedding. Obviously, for a beer festival wedding, you need to be a fan of beer, but how do you plan a beer festival wedding? First You need beer! First up, let’s start with the obvious. You can’t have a beer festival without real ale, so make friends with a local

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Signature Cocktails for your Wedding Or Party

Signature cocktails are a great way to personalise your Wedding or Party for your welcome drink for your Guests. What can you do to personalise your Signature Cocktails? Use your Favourite Tipple There are plenty of cocktails which use gin, vodka, rum etc. as a base for your cocktails.  If Gin is a favourite, choose a cocktail which has that for its base. Don’t worry, you’re not reinventing the wheel when it comes to thinking of cocktails – just tweaking the design!) Match to your colour scheme There are plenty of mixer options to choose from to get the colour