Alternatives to an Open Bar


The Original Portland Bridal Show is proud to share some wise words from one of the 150+ exhibitors you can see at the 2017 show on January 14-15 at the Oregon Convention Center.Β 

Contributed By Bridal Bliss


openbar-webLooking to keep the drinks flowing all day/night, but not sure if your budget can handle it? Here are some fun alternatives to a traditional open bar that your guests will enjoy.

Keeping it Local: Create a bar using various microbreweries and vineyards from the region you are getting married. On the menu, list the location where each of the beers and wines are produced.

Martini Menu: stock up on olives, gin, vodkas and fun liqueurs. You and your fiancΓ© can create a large list of all the different martini concoctions available. This is perfect for a retro, vintage or old fashion fete inspired wedding.

Mimosa Bar: Mimosas don’t have to be reserved just for brunch, why not serve the celebratory drink at night too! Have your bar tenders pass a glass of Prosecco (much less expensive than champagne) to your guests and instruct them to visit the mixing bar. At the mixing bar have various juices, purees, and fresh fruit available. Guests will love creating their own mimosa or Prosecco cocktail.

His and Hers: Create two fun cocktails that will channel your personalities. Make sure to the cocktails are different in liquor to offer guests a variety. On the menu tell a little story about why each of you selected the cocktail. Guests will love drinking your favorite cocktail and knowing why!

Article contributed by Bridal Bliss, one of the premier exhibitors you can see at The Original Portland Bridal Show, January 14-15, 2017.