Expert October 2019

Ice ice Baby

Misty, on July 15, 2019 at 1:52 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 1 22
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How is everyone handling ice for their wedding? Specifically for venues who do not have an ice machine. Even more specifically in the Nashville area. Are there delivery services ?


  • Erin
    Devoted May 2020
    Erin ·

    Following this!

  • D
    Super July 2020
    D Online ·
    I would either ask your catering service or Google search for ice delivery in your city. I googled for my city and there are a couple but there are minimums and delivery fees. Not a big deal but I'm not sure where I would put 75 bags of ice. That's just the minimum I found for my area.
  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
    Our ice came via our caterer!
    I’m pretty sure they came with their own fancy ice chests for storage too.
  • Candice
    Devoted July 2020
    Candice ·

    If you're having a separate bartender they might now a person too. I'm just going to buy my own bags and keep them in the venue fridge or a chest cooler behind the bar. I only have 80 guests though.

  • J
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Jessica ·
    We were referred to Larking Dickson Ice company by one of the vendors we toured. Apparently they will provide ice to your location for a really good price
  • Misty
    Expert October 2019
    Misty ·
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    Awesome suggestion! Thank you!
  • C
    VIP January 2019
    Cassidy ·
    My husband got a couple of bags and brought them to he venue the morning of the wedding. He stored the bags In the freezer i believe.
    We had ice for drinks. We just needed some to keep everything cold.
  • Destiny
    VIP May 2020
    Destiny ·
    I think we'll probably just grab ice from the store across the street or savealot down the st from our venue. We jus need ice for our galvanized tubs for our cans of pop
  • C
    Expert January 2020
    Cassie ·
    I’m wondering this as well.
  • Misty
    Expert October 2019
    Misty ·
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    We are having a pretty big open bar I'm just worried abourbhaving enough and transporting it quickly to venue before it melts
  • Misty
    Expert October 2019
    Misty ·
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    I'll reach out to my bar staff. That's a great idea
  • Misty
    Expert October 2019
    Misty ·
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    I think storing in freezer will be the way... just worried about getting it all to the venue
  • Cassi
    Super October 2019
    Cassi ·

    I was concerned about this. My Caterer and Bartending service are bringing ice luckily and will have large tubs to store it. We paid extra for it through it but still probably cheaper than finding a vendor solely for ice.

  • Misty
    Expert October 2019
    Misty ·
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    Yes probably savings I'm going through caterer.
  • Chris
    Dedicated May 2018
    Chris ·

    We were told that ice is a must. We purchased two 150 quart coolers to keep behind the bar for chilling and serving. We will also have three metal tubs full of ice to cool beer and sodas. I will probably ask my brother or close friends to get the ice the day of the wedding- don't want it to come too early or it'll melt- but you need it there early enough to chill certain items. They are coming early anyways to help us set up. The coolers we bought can keep ice for days- which, during the summer, is great. Our caterer told us that we need "sleeves" of ice- which contain multiple bags. He also said you can get these at most grocery stores. We still need to work out the specifics in terms of timing, but we have a loose plan so far. Good luck!

  • Kristin
    Devoted September 2020
    Kristin ·

    This is recently come up for us as well. We're renting an AirBNB and doing a bbq/pool party the day before for about 25 guests and our wedding will have about 35. We're just going to get a bunch of bags of ice and keep them in the freezer. Luckily the inside freezer will be empty and we won't need it for anything else and there's an ice chest in the outdoor kitchen area so we should be fine. Worst case, we have to have some delivered

  • Misty
    Expert October 2019
    Misty ·
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    Those sound like great plans. I just wish I could find a delivery service
  • S
    Dedicated August 2019
    Susan ·
    We are bringing in our own alcohol, so the liquor store is delivering a bunch of ice that day with the alcohol.

  • O
    Dedicated October 2020
    Osha ·

    Our venue is providing all the ice.

  • 8BitBek
    Devoted October 2020
    8BitBek ·

    I like the title for your discussion thread, it's both fun and attention grabbing. I hope you get your ice situation worked out!

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