Memphis Wedding Bartenders

Your wedding is going to be full of so many wonderful things. Think about it. First and foremost, you are going to be saying I do to your soul mate which is the most exciting thing that can happen to you. Also, you are going to be seeing all of your friends and family who are your biggest fans. At your reception, you are going to be able to enjoy a scrumptious meal with your guests and then enjoy some amazing entertainment. And all of these good times will be happening because you and your fiancée were vigilant in researching and hiring some high quality and professional wedding vendors. But there is one vendor that you may have neglected to put through the vetting process. And that vendor is a professional bartender. This is a much bigger deal than you might think. Some people take it for granted that their catering company or their reception venue will be providing a bartender. But quite often this is not the case. So, the first thing that you need to do is to find out if this will be the case or not. You don't want to take this hire for granted. If you happen to have a sub-par bartender serving your guests at your reception, it won't take long for you to hear about it. A talented and skilled bartender can make a huge difference in how your guests feel they are treated throughout your reception. Someone that really knows what they are doing will not only be able to mix a number of different drinks and do it in a quality fashion, but they will also have a personality type that will have your guests enjoying themselves and loosening up. Because we believe this hire to be extremely important, here is a guide that should lead you to the vendor who will have your guests having the time of their lives.

Where can you find some amazing bartenders in Memphis to interview for your opening? There are a few places that we can suggest. Start with the people that are closest to you. Ask your friends and family if they have any suggestions, or perhaps a coworker or supervisor if you've been to a work even where a bar tending service impressed you. Whichever is the case, you need to find out the name and contact information of the bartenders and keep a record of the names on a list. Another amazing source of information is, of course, the Internet. Do a quick search for bar tending companies in your local area, or the area of your event if you're traveling for your wedding. This search will give you a number of potential vendors to check out. Peruse the websites and determine which bartenders look worthy of further consideration. Add these to your list. You can also ask your other vendors, like your reception hall or your caterer. They should be able to give you a recommendation or two. Call up each candidate on your list and find out if they can offer a general price range if they have services available on your wedding date. If so, find a time that you can sit down and talk about your wedding needs and their ability to meet those needs.

Now it is what we like to call interview time. Have a discussion about their experience. How many weddings have they worked? This is important because just being a bartender anywhere does not necessarily qualify a person to be a wedding bartender. Where were they trained? Why did they want to become a bartender? Find out what drinks they can make and have them make some of them right in front of you. Do you actually like the person? Remember, they will be interacting with your close family and friends and you want to make sure that your guests are treated with respect. Do they carry general liability insurance? Make sure of this. Make sure they have been through responsible vendor training? With this kind of training they will be able to prevent possible bad situations. What time will they arrive at your reception venue? What will they need from you? Talk about what drinks they will be providing for your guests. Will they also provide non-alcoholic choices? How much do they charge for their services? All of this great information will help you in making your final decision.