“March”ing down the aisle
By Miss Martini
Miss Martini is often involved in many of the functions leading up to the big day: Jack & Jill’s, showers, stag-ettes, bachelor parties, and even the wedding itself. There is a lot of planning involved in any kind of an event – especially when it comes to the “big day”, so hear are a few tips to help you along the way.
Making your bar service a smashing success:
1. Add 1 or 2 martini recipes to the regular bar service and add the options on your program with personalized names…this is very easily done with a couple of easy martini recipes and a little bit of planning.
2. Keep the cocktail hour simple with perhaps a champagne or sparkling wine cocktail (mix with fresh juice to stretch the budget) and add beer & wine; lots of water and always a non-alcoholic option
3. Eliminate the option of guests doing shots – this practice is often at the heart of many wedding mishaps (tell the bar not to stock any shot glasses)
4. Ensure the bartenders are using a measured shot glass to pour alcohol
5. Make sure that glassware is not too small so that the drinks have an ample amount of mix
6. Provide good music and other distraction from the bar: because remember one drunken mistake can disrupt the entire wedding
7. Provide easy transportation home, options for taxi’s & accommodations
8. Have a liaison or someone reliable to make decisions on your behalf so that small issues do not have to be addressed by anyone in the wedding party -especially the bride & groom
9. Have a basket of inexpensive slippers on the dance floor so that no one has to be punished with sore feet just for having a good time
10. **Most importantly** have a fantastic time! This is your day and if you are having a great time it will reflect on all of your guests
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