Are you trying to figure out what your wedding alcohol budget should be? Do you know what type of bar you want to offer guests? Wedding planning is a complex venture and the food and beverage portions of it are no exception, especially when it comes down to choosing what types of spirits will be served, how much, and when.
Depending on you and your groom’s cultural traditions, alcohol may be served at some pre-wedding events and the reception. Sometimes your wedding vendors will incorporate alcohol and bartending into their package of offerings, however, you may also have the option to hire your own private Indian bar services and purchase the alcohol yourself that they will serve guests.
The two primary methods of offering alcoholic drinks to guests include a consumption bar, which means that you pay per drink, no matter how many are consumed, and a package bar, which means there is a fixed price per guest for alcohol no matter how many guests actually drink at your reception. Many Indian weddings will have a lot of guests who do not drink which is important to keep in mind when planning the type of bar you want.
As opposed to an extravagant open bar, you may want to go with more of a laidback Indian pub feel offering beer, wine, and possibly one or two signature cocktails instead of a bunch of top shelf liquor. Complete with Indian bar snacks and bright bold signage, this option with an Indian bar grill flare can help you control costs (and prevent late-night debauchery). You can also limit alcohol expenses by closing the bar down during dinner (and serving guests wine and champagne) as well as before the end of the reception.
A premiere Indian wedding bartending vendor can help you save money and time and also add sophisticated service to your events. Check out our handpicked list of special event bartenders below and find more inspiration to cheers to in our Maharani Weddings’ Platinum Guide.