Open bar for the wedding need help with drinks.?!

Question: Open bar for the wedding need help with drinks!.!?
ok so i'm having an open bar and i'm bringing the alcohol, well my moms buying it for me because she's offered to pay for everything, but it's my choice because my fiance just wants beer!. so i'm letting him chose the beer on tap and i want to go taste so wines and champagnes but i'm not a huge drinker!.

i want my wine and champagne to be sweet and fruity!. we're also having drinks that are blue to match the colors!. i think it'll look really good!. it's an outside wedding!. any help with the wine and champagne would be great so i can go and taste them myself and not like 20 bottles of each!. lol!.

and i am of age thank you!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Open Bar Weddings are wonderful, and can be very memorable to all those who attend!. I have been a bartender for 15 years, and worked banquets as a side job on and off during that time!. I cannot remember who the bride and grooms were, but I can remember specifically the great open bar weddings and the!.!.!.well not so great ones!. Below are my suggestions for you question!.

1!. When picking out wine and champagne go to your local wine shop, even if you have to drive a ways to get to one it will be worth the trouble!. I say wine shop not grocery store because the wine shop is usually owned by a single person and not a corporation, meaning they will be able to provide you discounts!. If you go far enough in advance they can work an even better deal because they can special order certain items!. Price is definitely negotiable when you are ordering over a case of wine/champagne!.

2!. For a sweet champagne, look for words like "Sec", "Demi-Sec" or "Asti" those are sweeter, avoid "Brute" that will be dry!.

You mentioned your wedding color is blue and it reminded me of a certain champagne!. I am not sure if you will be able to get it, but this champagne comes in a blue bottle http://www!.burningahole!.co!.uk/buy/produc!.!.!.

3!. For white wine, I suggest a "Viognier" or "Riesling" both should be sweet and enjoyable for most guests!.

4!. For red wine, I suggest a "Malbec" or "Syrah"

When I plan a wedding I like to avoid the typical Chardonnay, Cabernet and Merlot, it makes the wine seem fancier when it is a varietal regular people have not herd of!. also they don't know if it is cheap or expensive!.

5!. My last suggestion for an open bar is to hire a bartender!. I know Uncle Jake thinks he can man the bar, or you husbands fraternity brothers can handle it, but it is not worth it!.

You can post an add on Craigslist for an experienced bartender to work the wedding!. Depending on where you live this should run between $15 - $30 per hour!. This adds another level of class to your wedding and is one less thing to worry about as the night goes on!.

Numerous people will respond to your request for a bartender!. How to filter the results: ask them where they have worked and where they work now!. If the bar is not a national chain, Red Robin, Applebees, Outback Steak House, etc!.!.!. thanks but no thanks!.

Bartenders that work for National Chains are professionally trained and will be respectful to your guests!.

I hope you have a great event!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Champagne = Asti
Wine = Relax Riesling comes in a blue bottle!.

You should offer a dry red wine as well!. It's cute that you want everything to be sweet, but a lot of your guests won't drink that sweet swill!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

if a bottle of liquor is 25 ounces that represents 25 drinks
wine is like 3 ounces per person for each pour
is that helpful!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Luna de Luna, its a cheap wine but its really good and it comes in a blue bottle!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I think for the wine, a great idea is a wine fountain!. You can fill it with the cheap champagne/sparking wine and no one will no the difference because they'll be so impressed that their wine is coming out of a fountain!.

As for the blue drinks, there are a lot of cool cocktails you can use!. My fave is called a Blue Lagoon, and it's made with Blue Curacao liquor, lemonade and vodka!. You can make some pitchers of this ahead of time or hire a bartender to keep them flowing, and they're very tasty!. (Just keep them away from your wedding dress, because they will totally stain!)Www@FoodAQ@Com

For my wedding I had planned for 100 people, and had about that many!.

We had a 1/2 gallon of Rum, Vodka, and 1/5 of Tequila!. We also had two liter-sized bottles of blush/rose wine, one white, and one red!. We also had a keg of domestic beer!. The wine and the rum were killed before the Vodka was even cracked!. We should have doubled or tripled the wine for the amount of people!.

Just some number/serving ideas to compare to!.

I would suggest that you don't forget soda, and a variety of juices to mix with!. Try to think about what your guests are fans of!.!.!. if you have wine and champagne there, will your guests necessarily drink it, or do most of them prefer beer!? It's nice to have a selection, but you also have to try to read your friends' and families' tastes and preferences!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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