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How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Cocktail Catering Service?

The sound of glass touching glass. The bright liquids. The amazing burst of different tastes. Whether alcoholic or not, cocktails are often the heart of a wedding party, they add a personal touch and style to your big day.

So, picking your wedding drink service needs as much careful thinking as choosing the perfect partner. Join us on this exciting journey as we share tips on how to pick the best drink service for your wedding.

This guide will help you avoid headaches and make you the best host for your family and friends. Whether you’re a fan of cocktails or you just like a good mixed drink, hold on tight as we dive into the exciting world of picking the perfect drink service for your wedding!

Understand Your Requirements

Kickstart your selection process by identifying your needs, considering aspects like your preferred cocktail types and desired bartender service. Take into account your wedding venue to determine if specific provisions, like a mobile bar hire is needed. Lastly, estimate the guest count to ensure an adequate provision of drinks throughout your event.

Establish Your Budget

Before you start your search for a wedding cocktail catering service, establish your budget. This should include all costs related to your beverage service, such as cocktail recipe creation, bartending services, cocktail ingredients, glassware, and any additional extras. Knowing your budget in advance will save you time by limiting your search to services that fit your financial parameters.

Research Potential Caterers

Start researching potential cocktail catering services in your area. Look at different service providers, their online reviews, and the services they offer. Consider their reputation in the industry. Visit their websites, social media profiles, and any relevant review sites. This step will allow you to understand the quality of their services and what previous clients think about them.

Examine Cocktail Packages

Subsequently, assess various cocktail packages provided by the companies you find. Choose packages that showcase a diverse range of options, ensuring there is something for everyone. It is essential to consider that guest preferences differ significantly, so the ideal package should cater to distinct tastes, ultimately accommodating each individual’s unique palate.

Ask About Customization Options

Part of what makes a wedding unique is the tailored aspects that represent the couple. For something personalized and fun, ask potential caterers about custom cocktail options. Some bartenders can create bespoke cocktails representative of the couple’s tastes or love story, making your wedding even more memorable.

If your wedding venue requires a flexible setting, look for “mobile bar hire” services. These allow you to have a bar anywhere you want. Confirm if the company you are considering offers this option.

Check and Read Reviews

Before deciding, thoroughly examine service reviews. Customer feedback can provide invaluable insight into the company’s professionalism, the quality of their cocktails, and the level of service, offering genuine perspectives of previous client experiences.

Don’t be afraid to dig deep and look for recurring themes, both positive and negative, as they can give you a valuable sense of consistency. Additionally, consider reaching out to friends or acquaintances who might have experience with the services you’re considering for firsthand accounts.

Ask for Quotations

Once you’ve narrowed down your selection of catering services, it’s time to ask for quotations. Transparency is key in this phase – make sure there are no hidden costs involved that may surprise you later. Be thorough and meticulous in going through every detail present in the quotations.

Comparing these costs not only helps in getting the best value for your budget but also presents a clearer picture of what services each caterer provides. Ultimately, this comparison will guide you in choosing the most suitable service for your special occasion.

Hire Your Bar Crew

Choosing the right bartenders can make a significant difference to your catering event. It’s not just about mixing drinks; good bartenders enhance your guests’ experience, handling everything from drink suggestions to the smooth running. 

Book the Service

Finally, once you are satisfied with a service, book it. Make sure you confirm all the details before finalizing to avoid any last-minute surprises.

Choosing the perfect wedding cocktail catering can be streamlined and stress-free if you follow this step-by-step guide, ensuring your wedding has the perfect blend of cheer and cocktail sparkle.

Elevate Your Wedding Cocktail Experience with Shaker on Wheels

Set the stage for a unique and unforgettable wedding with Shaker on Wheels, your friendly and professional mobile cocktail catering service. Celebrated for our standout mixology skills and personalized cocktails, we blend seamlessly into any venue, catering to diverse tastes. Our friendly professional bartenders elevate your wedding’s refreshing ambience with their creative flair. Shaker on Wheels is here to make your wedding cocktail bar setting extraordinary and indelible.

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What our Client says:

T R
T R
2024-02-12
SOW were a huge hit at our son’s engagement party!!! Absolutely blown away by the ambience they created and the cocktails were amazing! The guests were blown away and are still talking about SOW. Thank you to Jordan and his team, you honestly went above and beyond. ❤️
Luke
Luke
2024-02-01
I used SOW for a backyard birthday party and we were lucky to have Jordan himself on the night. He was very friendly, professional and easy to deal with throughout the whole experience. He also did an amazing job despite the heat! The bar set up was nice and the cocktails were so smooth and delicious and definitely a hit with everyone.
Peter S
Peter S
2024-01-17
Jordan was quick to respond to our initial enquiry and more than happy to assist, finding the best options for our event. We had a fabulous night with Marty the van. Bartenders, Julian and Kayla were fantastic! Top marks to Julian for his driving skills, placing the van exactly where we envisioned it. Many of our guests were very impressed and asked how we found you. We were sure to pass on your details to them. Thanks for helping Here are some photos from the night. Jo & Pete
Stefan De Silva
Stefan De Silva
2024-01-08
Jordan & the staff helped make our Wedding Day magical. Jordan answered all my questions, took multiple phone calls and put my mind at ease. The bar staff, particularly Oliver and Julian were exceptional. They went above and beyond, read the room, engaged with our guests and contributed to making our wedding a success. They communicated well, ensured everything was smooth and seamless. We would definitely use them again!
Adam Hopkins
Adam Hopkins
2023-12-15
Shakers on wheels were brilliant. The drinks were all delicious and the staff were super professional. All of my guests commented on how good the cocktail team were! Thanks Jordan
Ebonie Boreham
Ebonie Boreham
2023-12-10
Absolutely delighted to express my gratitude to Shakers on Wheels for adding an extra dose of joy to our work Christmas party! Their service was nothing short of exceptional, and their skillful mixologists crafted the most delightful drinks that elevated our celebration to a whole new level. Thank you, Shakers on Wheels, for making our day unforgettable with your outstanding service and fabulous beverages. Cheers to a fun-filled and memorable experience!
Jazmine Zebic
Jazmine Zebic
2023-10-16
Wow! We recently had Julien and Anais for my sister’s surprise 30th birthday party. They were truely amazing! They created a fun and friendly atmosphere and kept our guests happy all night long. All cocktails were absolute delicious and we had compliments all night. We would definitely hire them again and highly recommend to all! Thank you once again for the special night!
Georgia Culibrk
Georgia Culibrk
2023-09-19
Jordan and Julian provided the most professional services for my 40th birthday at home. The cocktails were delicious and everyone loved the atmosphere they created. Best decision have a mobile bar at home. Their set up and pack up was spotless. Thanks so much guys !
Sarah Wilson
Sarah Wilson
2023-08-28
I arranged Shakers On Wheels for my 30th party at my home and I honestly can say it was the best decision I could have made! The cocktails were lux and delicious and worth every penny! The set up and service was outstanding and the guests and I loved it! If you're considering using this company for your next event I highly recommend. Jordan and the team were so easy to talk with, provide quotes and information and made the night a smooth process. Thank you so much and I'm still recovering from the hangover 🤣🥰
Alexane Mongreville
Alexane Mongreville
2023-08-14
I worked with Jordan and Oliver for a Fragrances & Cocktails Masterclass on behalf of Libertine Parfumerie. We hosted this event at Myer, for our VIP customers. Oliver was perfect during the event, took care of 26 customers and made 6 different cocktails to match 6 fragrances. We planned the event with Jordan, who helped me a lot with the recipes for the cocktails and was very good at communicating. Thank you again for this successful event! I would recommend Shakers on Wheel to everyone :)

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