One of the great problems that couples planning a wedding come across are the politics of having a bar at the reception – do they set up an open bar tab, or ask guests to purchase their own drinks? Should you offer only a traditional bar, or set up a separate Champagne or cocktail bar? Should they offer wine at the table?
For these couples, the most important thing to remember is that it is their day, and no one else’s. But as a hotel or venue owner, you can help them to make their decisions.
- Ask if their guests really need an open bar. Will the couple be offering drinks throughout the day – Pimms after the ceremony, wine during a meal, and champagne for toasts is often more than enough.
- If a couple is asking their guests to pay, offer them a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. Pop up bars can be set up throughout a wedding venue, and offer speciality drinks such as cocktails or Champagne.
- Give the option of putting a set tab behind the bar, and agree with the couple how much can be spent, and on which drinks.
To find out more about using pop up bars within your wedding venue, contact Oasis Bars today on 01858 881 115.