Advice From EVOL.LGBT
HOW TO CHOOSE MOBILE BAR CATERING SERVICE FOR A LGBTQ WEDDING?
Start by identifying what you want. Knowing the end result will make the process so much easier and more enjoyable. Search for inspiration from your past LGBTQ wedding experiences, ask your friends, and search Google.
List the types of drinks you want (popular or crafted cocktails), quantities based on guest count, themes, and type of beverage catering (cash bar, portable bar, etc.). Take the guest inventory and your preferences before learning what’s out there and reaching out to bartenders for rent.
Learn what the market has to offer. Have vendor lists from your past experiences, from friends and family and your web searches. Pay attention to Google local results (the ones on the map) as they will be the closest vendors to you.
Most vendors do beverage catering for all types of events (full service) including birthday parties, special events, and corporate events. Others only specialize in bartending services for weddings.
Browse our list of the best LGBTQ-friendly bartenders and bar services in your area. For each listing check images, customer reviews and service descriptions to identify 2-3 you love the most.
Once you’ve found an alcohol catering for weddings you love, it’s time to learn if your personalities click. Reach out via EVOL.LGBT’s “Request Quote”, which walks you through the key pieces of info to share.
When speaking with your potential bar service vendors look at their attention to detail and if liability insurance is part of the bar package. And of course, share your wedding budget to ensure the feet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check answers to common questions about choosing LGBTQ-friendly bartenders and bar service for weddings.
How much is an open bar at a wedding?
Your costs can vary quite a bit based on the venue and alcohol package you choose. For a full open bar with premium liquors, The Knot puts the average cost at $4,147, while an open bar limited to cheaper spirits averages $2,550.
How much to tip a bartender at a wedding?
Bartending services are often included as part of your caterer’s package, and gratuity is frequently included in the bill. If it isn’t, or if you hired your bartender separately, tip 10–15 percent of the pre-tax bar bill, to be split between the evening’s bartenders.
How much alcohol to buy for a wedding?
If you’re totally in the dark and want to offer hard alcohol, suggest 70-80% of wedding guests will drink beer and wine, while 20-30% will drink spirits. So, what type of hard alcohol to get for 20-30% of your guests? More suggest a beer and wine-only menu, about 60% of guests will drink wine and 40% will drink beer. So think how you imagine your guests’ alcohol appetite, usually, it’s three-four bottles of beer and one-two bottle of wine per person.