Popular Seattle Wedding Planner, Katie Aweida, Shares Her Secrets to The Perfect Wedding Booze in Latest Blog Post

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Brides can have a difficult time knowing how much alcohol to serve at their wedding reception, so Wonderstruck Event Design decided to make it easy by creating a comprehensive guide to serving alcohol.

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A key component of most weddings is the booze!

Katie Aweida, a Seattle based event and wedding planner, knows all the secrets to planning the perfect wedding. In a recent post, she pours out all her know-how on the best steps to having the best wedding bar for the benefit of the lovely brides-to-be.

Katie’s article and infographic gives seven detailed tips on how to do the math to plan for the right amount of wedding reception booze. She says that step one is to do a ‘booze headcount’. All guests over age 21 will need to be tallied.

“A key component of most wedding receptions is the booze,” she says, “And you should be aware that serving alcohol can eat up between 10-20% of your wedding budget, depending on the size and glamour of your wedding.” To help cut the costs, one trick is to buy alcohol separate from the venue to serve, if allowed.

Step two is to calculate the number of drinks each guest will have beginning to end. She says that her expertise has shown that each drinking guest will average one drink per hour. The article advises if the reception has 100 drinking guests, the planner may safely assume they will need to provide 400 drinks during a four-hour long reception.

Step three is the part that brides will love—choosing the bar type. Katie firmly advises brides and grooms to think about how much they actually have to spend on a bar service. Once a budget has been settled upon, planning the fun may begin! The article advises that a full bar should be 20% liquor, 15% beer, and 80% wine. If, however, money is tight, the article suggests to limit the bar service drinks to a special pair of signature cocktails or drinks that best reflect the personalities of the happy couple!

She also advises to rule out non-hosted bars. “It’s just plain no fun (and not the best of manners) to ask your guests to pay for drinks at your wedding.” If budget is a problem, the article is full of tips and tricks interjected here and there on how to save money on the drinks, making serving alcohol affordable for even the tightest wallet.

Wonderstruck Event Design considers making a wedding the reflection of the bride and groom to be of paramount importance, and they know all the tricks to doing so. Their unique, creative expertise was recently featured in the well known Seattle wedding magazine Style Me Pretty.

To learn the last four secrets, detailing how much alcohol, the best types, the best places to buy it, and the most popular drinks, read the article!

About Wonderstruck Event Design:
Wonderstruck is a local Seattle service led by Katie Aweida offering professional event design. Katie describes herself as a “formerly practicing architect, a student of the graphic arts, an advocate of confetti and sparkles, and a planner to the max.” She loves to bring fun and life to parties and weddings and has left behind a trail of happy clients.

1300 S. Dearborn Street
Seattle, WA 98144

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