The OMGIGM Diaries- Chapter 7- Drinks and Alcohol

Chapter 7

The “Oh My God I’m Getting Married” Diaries- Thoughts from an engaged DJ


Chapter 7- Drinks for the Wedding


So Janelle and I had the food, now it was time to get the drinks! No reception is complete unless there is one drunk uncle singing at the top of his lungs, a bridesmaid making out in the corner, and a groomsmen trying to tell the groom what moves to do on his wedding night! All this of course is possible with alcohol so we needed to get some.


Alcohol is expensive man!


So after doing the research we decided on Shaker Bar Hire. They had two options, one where we provide the alcohol and one where they do. Both services include:

3m Professional Backlit Mobile Bar (including ice wells, glass storage, speed rail, drip mats, chilling tubs & trestle table)
3 x Cocktail bartenders
2 x Cocktail Equipment Boxes (including shakers, strainers, muddlers, napkins, straws, juice stores & much more)
1 x Set of Glassware (including martini, collins, rocks, wine, champagne and all purpose)
Menu design featuring a selection of classics cocktails or cocktails designed exclusively for your event
Delivery, set-up & breakdown

All this for $35pp. Basically all we would have to do is provide the drinks but everything is included.

Illuninated Bar

Seems easy right? Well it is, until you do the numbers!

I used Dan Murphys party calculator (Which is a great tool by the way)-

It turns out for the specific drinks Janelle and I want, it was going to be about $2000 and that was not guaranteeing we would have enough. To make life much easier, the good folks at Shakers offered us the option of Consumption, meaning they would buy more than enough for every person there 3 times over and would only charge us what is drunk. We did the calculations and if everything was completely consumed, it would cost us a total of $3500 but considering most people who are attending will not drink that much, we suspect it will be only a third of that price. Best of all, it includes all cocktails!


So the drinks are all sorted! We will be able to raise a delicious glass on our wedding day 😉


Check out Shaker Bar Hire


What about you? What is your favorite drink? Let me know in the comments below:-)


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Jacqui Ashman - March 17, 2014 - 2:14 pm

I dont have one particular favourite (makes me sound like a lush) but it all depends on the place and the circumstances as to what i would drink
my favourites are Champagne, Long Island Ice Tea, Mojito (or however you spell it), Pina Colada or just a really iced cold cider.

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