It’s often thought a Pop Up Bar Hire company will be very expensive.
Weddings can be incredibly pricy and saving money is at the forefront of most couples’ minds when planning their big day. Yes, you may be able to save a bit of money buying all the drinks from the supermarket beforehand, but what about all the other elements to seamlessly provide the drinks to your guests? Here we look at the benefits a Pop Up Bar Hire company can bring to your day
Take the arrival drinks. For example, popular choices are Pimms, Champagne & Prosecco.
For Pimms , who will be purchasing and then chopping the fresh fruit the morning of the wedding? You then need the jugs to serve the cocktails in, the glasses for your guests to drink from, and sourcing ice. Then of course, you need someone in control of making sure you don’t run out and replenishing the jugs. Who would you pick to do this? Don’t forget the wedding party are usually off having their photos taken at this point so there won’t be an usher or bridesmaid to rely on.
Champagne & Prosecco are obviously a bit simpler to prepare, but again sourcing the wine, calculating quantities, transporting it to the venue is no straight forward task. Once at the venue, how are you going to chill the bottles before serving?
Organising a drinks reception takes a bit more than you first might think and do you want to put that task onto one of your guests?
Supermarkets conveniently provide a free 2 day hire service but you will need to arrange to pick the glasses up in advance. This is a fantastic service and really works but just make sure you use a reliable supermarket, imagine only receiving pint glasses to serve champagne in? Trust us, we’ve seen it happen. Once collected, you’ll need to wash the glasses, (we strongly recommend this), collect them all at the end of the evening, hope that not too many get broken, wash them all again and return them back the next day. With a fuzzy head, this can seem like a mammoth task!
If you are thinking of leaving drink out on a table for guests to serve then be mindful that when drinks are free and they can serve themselves, your guests will consume a lot more than at a bar service. The last thing you want on your big day is for any of your guests to either become unwell or get a bit over rowdy .
The benefit of having a fully licensed professional mobile bar company to manage your bar service is that you know your guests will be looked after efficiently and most importantly, safely
So all in all, a lot of hours are spent in the lead up to your big day on organising drink quantities, sourcing the drinks, jugs, glassware, ice and chillers, and organising the people to serve the drinks. Your time should not be overlooked, especially with all the other last minute preparations. When weighing this up, it’s worth considering hiring a company which can be cost effective, as well as taking all the stress away knowing that a reliable company is taking care of everything for you.
Even the biggest weddings have a budget, and after feeding and refreshing your guests all day you shouldn’t feel there is anything wrong with asking your guests to pay for their evening drinks. If, however, you didn’t want your guests to have to think about buying a drink all day, you could put a tab behind the mobile bar or pre-pay for an all inclusive package. Whatever your budget, big or small, a good mobile bar company should work with you to find the best solution for you and your guests.
Stress! Who needs it?
The Lovely Bubbly Co’s free standing stylish and fully manned Pop Up bar offers a wide variety of drinks at very competitive prices. Get in touch today and we’ll work with you to tailor make a quote that suits your needs. The more services used the cheaper the overall cost will be and above all else, the stress of organising the drinks will be taken away from you and placed into our safe hands.