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Wedding Tips On Preparing Drinks

Wedding tips on preparing drinks, Awesome Guide For Every Filipina Bride Out There!

 Wedding tips on preparing drinks coming up! Hello there, bride and groom to be soon, before we start the points of this article  wedding  tips on preparing drinks . Let us introduce our company. Bottoms up, we are a mobile bar supplier focus ,company based in the Philippines. Started our operation in 2013 and expanded our outlets to different major key cities in the Philippines. So if we advise wedding tips on preparing drinks you are reading in the right place.  (:
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1. Ask your Guest What’s Their Drink

Now, the no. 1 strategy  doing wedding tips on preparing drinks? A famous common method called “ASKING” should be in use.Drinkers are specific people or let’s say they have their own favourites. A wise man said, just give me my drink and I’ll be fine for the whole night. This is really true not just in the movies but in reality too. Your guest will be shy to demand to message you about their drinks, cause we Filipino usually have that delicadeza right?  But you ,as the host of your wedding, you should at least ask them. Get all their contacts number and have a chain message, the most dominant answers should be on your bar menu. Brilliant right? Plus, if you really want to please them but you can’t afford for that kind of brand (let’s say that guest requests a 12 yeard old Macallan). At least tell him/her directly that you can’t put that on the list but he/she can bring a bottle if they wanted too.  Now why we did that?  It’s because these people have their specifics, especially on a special occasion. Don’t get this wrong, but you must be happy if they are requesting specifics. Because if for a drinker’s perspective? They want their best drinks at the best moments. Well, your wedding day moments, maybe means a lot to them? (:   Drinking is not just about getting drunk, it’s a tool to feel more triumphant with the celebration. So rule number 1, ask them or let your coordinator  do that.
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2. Treat Drinks Like a Food

Now don’t get this wrong when doing the wedding tips on preparing drinks. We have catered a lot of clients and we can compare the white and the brown people celebrate. White priors drink first then food! Why? Cause they want to make the event happy and fun. Well brown guys, prior food cause we want to get full?  lol   We are getting stuffed every day in our life, why not try something different on your special day.  Well, I can’t fully guide you that you should party like whites but at least have a decent ratio of the budget for the drinks compared to food. Check this, if you would look into?  (1) Jack Daniels is equivalent to (3) heads average on Food Buffet?   It’s no question that drinks are more expensive, right?  So before getting married, take note that drinks budget is not a joke. In any event, we get stuffed after (1) round of buffet. But when it comes to drinks? We always want more after  (3) rounds.

3. Have A Drink Crowd Fund

Okay okay, now I know what you are thinking. Really? Do I really need to do that? C’mon guys, we are Filipinos. We usually hang out with our friends before and paid evenly with the bill for the drinks. Well, I don’t want to mention those freeloaders.lol, But cmon guys, it’s 2018!  It really doesn’t mean you will finance all the drinks for your wedding. For what? to look them drunk? It’s everyone party after your wedding program, so it’s everyone drinks!   To launch a DCF ( Drinks Crowd Fund)  a simple message will do. “HI GUYS, PLANNING TO LAUNCH A CROWDFUND FOR OUR WEDDING DRINKS SO WE COULD HAVE A LOT OF BOOZE TILL 3:00 AM, ARE WE GOOD FOR THIS? ”    Okay,we know our script sounds mean, but you can do better than that right?  The guest will love this cause they will be excited, a crowdfund for drinks means adequate supply too. We have experienced this one at our events in Manila, well everyone’s happy, you can’t even tell it’s a crowdfunded bar. But the experience was good like everyone’s bossing around for the bar cause they paid for it. Well, that’s the right thing to do in a bar anyways. But, if you fully financed it?  Well, theirs some hindrances along the way with it, the main reason we encounter is the majority of the guest will be shy. Theirs a huge difference between DCF and SELF FINANCE BAR. Are you betting on this? Is this enough tip for wedding tips on preparing drinks  (: Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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4. Remember the  LBW  (Liquor-Beer – Wine ) Rule

 Liquor-Beer – Wine you will stick with these main (3) cause this is the sacred rule of the bar events. Someone going to find liquor, make sure you have it all completed starting from rum, whisky, tequila, gin, vodka, brandy and whiskey.For the beers? Well, the local brands will be fine for Pinoys and if you have white guest? Trust us they will be fine too.  Now for the wines? A little bit complex but the major rule is don’t let us, relatives, organizer purchased you a wine. Why? Cause everything will fall into the wreckage.If you are a wine lover then you know your wines, ensure the brand to your supplier and order it ahead. When we mean ahead, at least 2 months before the wedding to ensure stocks availability. Wine is sensitive to detail drinks, make sure you will ensure it personally.
But if you think your crowd doesn’t that wine lover person? Well, go for the fruit wines  ( these are cheap and sweet flavoured grapes) , these are very good for wine starters. We won’t mention brands here, cause this is not a paid blog. Also, consider the food  (WHITES) – Seafoods  (RED) – Red Meats, so if you think which ratio is bigger then go for that specific coloured of wine. We also suggest that you can request for a tasting to your wine supplier to ensure that you are comfortable with the taste for your guest.

 

5.Corkage Hacks

This is where you play your trickiness. Let’s do the math? Standard corkages right now in HOTELS  especially the 5 -4 star hotels are around Php 1.00 per ML, so meaning if you got a litre Jack Daniels that would cost Php 1,000.00 . So theirs no way you can deal with that. We have a set corkage also with other hotels /function these are usually 3- to no stars hotels that charge around Php 3,000  to 5,000 then you can bring anything you want in the deal. If we weigh in, you should go full blast with your drinks. If you are paying 5k for the corkage at least set aside the 10% of the total budget ratio of your bar to evenly matched it the corkage fee So it should be at least Php 50,000 budget for the drinks or more.
We have also clients that  hire  us for the sake of set corkages, cause they really have a lot of tons of drinks and they just want us to fill in as a serving station for their drinks.We also heard some news, that you can also wave it if you have that “palakasan” powers in your area. This would mostly apply to wedding organizers, who have that good bargaining skills. At least you will know the upfront fees!  So if we are reading your mind right now, you really need a mobile bar so you can avoid that per bottle charges. Having a mobile bar is at least budget convenient and stress-free.This is one of our top favorite when you are doing a wedding tips on preparing drinks.
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6. Bring Your Own Bottle Culture

Yes, in U.S parties if you are invited at least an act of courtesy for the host to contribute some bottle.You can also do that since we are Pinoys, we have also that bring your baon experiences before? (:  Well, the bring your own bottles looks fun cause If I do the math if you have at least 100 guests then I’m estimating we can get around 30% of that to bring a bottle of wine?  Then we have around 30 bottles of wine to serve in your day. On top of what you have prepared too! (:  This could make the event to have an adequate supply of beverages too. Imagine the crowdfund drinks and bring your own bottle combine? lol. That would be a blowout! Now that’s what you called a legit way of wedding tips on preparing drinks.

 

7. Assign Someone In Guest To Be The Alcohol Watcher

To ensure the numbers are right, quality is good and supplies are adequate. This happens on events, this to avoid the crashers of the weddings to deplete alcohols or guest get out of control for the drinks. Some of the guests will take out bottles which are not allowed to and the bartenders will have no choice to let them be. We have also guest that waste alcohol ordering a lot and not finishing the drink. The Alcohol Watcher will not be always in the bar,  his job mainly is to be the one that our bartender can talk to for any  bar related  concerns.

 

 

 

8. Be Creative with Your Bar Menu

 

Research is the key when it comes to drinks? When doing some wedding tips on preparing drinks  always remember that anything can be customizable. You can also create your own concoctions and name it with your event. Bartenders love this kind of jobs if you ask them. Just request that you need original concoctions for your drinks and some witty/creatives names on it. It would really depend on your taste. We have also instances that all the drinks will be matched with the “THEME” of the event. Like for example, we have an event before of “MARDI GRAS” so all those South American drinks inspired we’re on the list.
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Does this article wedding tips on preparing drinks help you?  The overall part is, drinks are just so simple. Just be specific what you need/want for your line up and your bar supplier can take care of the rest. Full disclaimer, our suggestions are based on what we have experience in our events. If you want also a mobile bar quote just visit this link  .Hope everything running smoothly with your wedding preparations out there! Cheers! See you on the next blog! 

 

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