LA Wedding Bartenders
Alright, you don't have to tell us. We know that a wedding is super expensive and that there are so many details to figure out and make sure they are covered. So, with all of that being said, there is a wedding vendor that many people look at and think they can forgo because they would like to save the money. We are talking about a professional bartender service. Some people think that they can just hire Uncle Harry to service the bar area. This would be a huge disaster. Think about the difference between Uncle Harry and a professional service. A mobile bartender is going to bring a bar to setup. They will also help you in ordering all of the alcohol. They will also be efficient in keeping the line moving. They know how to mix a lot of different drinks. A professional knows when to cut someone off. They also have insurance to protect you and your guests. Just ask yourself, does Uncle Harry bring all of these things to the table? Remember, your wedding is supposed to be fun but it is also serious business. With all of the money that you are already spending on your big day, don't let a little thing like cost keep you from making sure that the bartending service is run properly. Believe us when we tell you, you will be very happy that you put these duties into the hands of a service that you can trust. This guide will help you accomplish that goal. Just follow the yellow brick road that we have laid out for you here and you will end up with a bartending service that will put smiles on every face at your wedding.
You may have never searched for bartending service providers before. There are a few places to start looking. We highly recommend first hand accounts. One of the best places to go for that is your family, friends and coworkers. Talk to them about any mobile bartenders they may have hired. Would they recommend them? If they have only good things to say about them, record the name and start keeping a list to check out later. Another potential source involves tapping into the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for “mobile bartenders in the Los Angeles area.” You will get back hundreds of candidates from this search. There is no way that you are going to be able to check all of these potential candidates out. So, we recommend that you pick a number that is manageable, say 40. Start clicking on links and investigate 40 websites of bartending services. If you come across what looks like a quality service provider, add their name to your working list. Last but not least, have a conversation with all of your wedding vendors that you have hired already. The well connected ones will know some providers that you should check into. Run though your list and find out if they have your wedding date open on their schedule. For the ones that do, it is time to setup an interview.
Right off the bat, you need to find out if all of their bartenders are state licensed. Keep in mind that many venues will not allow an unlicensed bartender to serve alcohol. How long have the been in business? How many weddings have they worked? Make sure that they know how to mix a large number of drinks. Test them while you have them right in front of you. Have they had responsible vendor training. It is better to be safe than sorry. What will they bring to your reception and what do you need to provide? Can they help you with what to purchase? How much do they charge for their service? When one candidate emerges from the pack in terms of what they can provide and their expertise, it is time to hire your bartender.