How Do You DIY a Self-Serve Wedding Bar?

Two Cents: getting everyone drunk is more complicated than it seems

 How Do You DIY A Self Serve Wedding Bar?

Q: Hi APW team!
We’ve been talking about our self-serve wedding bar set-up lately and I’m wondering how other people arranged theirs. How many bottles did you keep out at a time? Was there a designated person responsible for bringing out more bottles or collecting the trash? Did you have any system for organizing the different drinks (like mixers and liquor together, non-alcoholic beverages separate from alcohol)? Is there a good way to encourage guests to reuse their glasses throughout the evening?

Looking forward to seeing what the others have to say!

Dear APW HIVE-MIND, how did you keep the drinks rolling without hiring a bartender? How much can you really expect from drunken guests? What’s the deal with labeling glasses so you can keep track of yours all night long? We have many questions, I believe you to have many answers. Let’s do this.

If you want the APW community’s two cents, send it to QUESTIONS AT APRACTICALWEDDING DOT COM, and we’ll do our best to crowdsource you some answers!

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