You have heard the old saying about not assuming anything and what happens if you do. Well, that goes double for wedding planning. Many people take it for granted that their catering company or their venue will be the ones that will be providing bartending service. This would be a huge mistake. There is a great chance that you will need to hire your own professional bartending service. And this is one of those hires that you should not take for granted. Your bartender is a hugely important vendor for your wedding. You should be seeking out the best of the best. You might be wondering why. The reason is that a good bartender can get your guests drinks to them with no problem. But an exceptional bartender can help you guests to have fun and enjoy every moment. While a poor bartender can take your reception and have it do a nosedive in no time. So, seeing how important this hire is, you should start combing the Cincinnati area for some quality bartending candidates. Once you have a few, it is best if you meet each candidates and interview them in person. This guide will help you do just that and in addition, it will help you to make a final decision on who is the prime bartender who will service your guests in an amazing way.
So, you are probably wondering, where in the world is the best place to come up with bartending candidates to check out. Well, we have some advice for you there. Start by talking to your family, friends and coworkers. Ask anyone and everyone that you know if they have ever hired a mobile bartender before. If they have not, find out if they have ever experienced a bartender at a wedding who was just exceptional. Either way, track down the name and get the contact information. It is a very good idea to start jotting down the names of candidates that you think are worthy of consideration for your wedding position. Also, don't forget about the world wide web. Do a Google search for “mobile bartenders in the Cincinnati area.” Going through the results will take some time, but in the end it will be worth it. Pick out some that you think are worthy of an interview and add them to your list. And last but certainly not least, don't forget about your wedding vendors that you have already hired. Call each one up and ask them if they have any candidates they could provide you. Start calling all of the candidates on your list and find out if they are available on your wedding day. If they are, setup an interview to talk about your wedding needs.
When you sit down with each candidate, there are some very pertinent questions that you should ask. First and foremost, find out if they are state licensed. Keep in mind that many venues will not allow an unlicensed bartender to operate at their location so make sure of this or you will have a disaster on your hands. How many years of experience do they have? Do they have a lot of wedding experience? This can be important because if they are used to bartending at a pub, they may not be very familiar with cocktails. Test their expertise and have them make some sample drinks right before your eyes. Can they help you determine how much alcohol you will need? What will they be coming with and how long will it take them to setup? What will you need to provide? How will they be dressed? How do they handle quests who are starting to drink too much? How much will their service cost? When you are more than satisfied by the answers of a particular candidate, make your hire.↑ Back to the top ↑