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Just Said Yes May 2018

Self-serve Alcohol vs Hiring Bartending

Tara, on May 15, 2017 at 1:37 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 33
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I am feeling torn between if we should have self-serve alcohol or paying extra to hire someone to come in and serve. The company we are looking at to serve as insurance. I have read a lot about self-serving and being liable if something were to happen. I also do not want people to get out of hand and drink whatever, whenever. Thoughts?

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Latest activity by Mrs. Sitz, on May 15, 2017 at 3:58 PM
  • A. L.
    Master July 2017
    A. L. ·
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    You should hire a bartender.

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  • MrsCalderon
    VIP December 2016
    MrsCalderon ·
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    Please hire a bartender... better safe than sorry

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  • Helena Handbasket
    Master February 2016
    Helena Handbasket ·
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    Hire a pro. That takes any liability off of you. Pros will know when to cut people off if needed

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  • APD
    VIP July 2017
    APD ·
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    Hire a bartender. Why would you want to be liable if something were to happen?

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  • KittyPrawn
    Master June 2017
    KittyPrawn ·
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    I think for liability reasons, you should hire someone.

    I mean, you really answered your own question in your post. What are you second guessing about hiring a bartender?

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  • Nicole2017
    Master August 2017
    Nicole2017 ·
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    Definitely hire someone. Self serve sounds like a liability nightmare. protect yourself.

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  • melanie
    Master August 2017
    melanie ·
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    Hire a professional

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  • Mrs. Coakley
    Master June 2017
    Mrs. Coakley ·
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    Please hire a bartender. If someone gets in their car after having a few too many at your wedding, you are absolutely liable. Trust me, it's worth the extra money.

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  • SSJKarigan
    VIP August 2017
    SSJKarigan ·
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    A pro is the way to go.

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  • Brittany
    VIP May 2017
    Brittany ·
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    Team bartender. Even if every single guest is over 21, you need someone to be able to regulate it and not over serve. By having a licensed bartender to man the bar, your event will be less of a casual event and you will have less liability of someone decides to get behind the wheel.

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  • CaboBride2018
    VIP May 2018
    CaboBride2018 ·
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    You should hire a bartender. Many venues require that anyway.

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  • VC
    Master May 2017
    VC ·
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    Hire a bartender. Comes with insurance and peace of mind people won't go crazy and you don't have to worry. Totally worth it.

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  • Kathy
    Master July 2010
    Kathy ·
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    As the others have said....hire the bartender. Not only will they have insurance, they are also pros who know when to cut someone off, and they know how to properly serve beverages. You will also go through less alcohol as guests can tend to be heavy handed.

    Please keep in mind that you should also have liability insurance (from your homeowners or renters insurance). If someone sues, they will go after everyone. Protect yourself.

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  • RealLindseyO
    Master October 2017
    RealLindseyO ·
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    You answered your own question here.

    Hire a bartender.

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  • TooSpicy
    Super November 2017
    TooSpicy ·
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    Hire a bartender.

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  • Amandaw
    VIP April 2018
    Amandaw ·
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    Hire a pro

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  • FMR2018
    Master October 2018
    FMR2018 ·
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    No no no.

    Professional and licensed bartender. Your friends do not know how to pour correctly.

    - DUIs

    - Deaths to others and guests from wrecks.

    - Alcohol poisoning.

    All falls back on you.

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  • T
    Just Said Yes May 2018
    Tara ·
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    Thanks everyone! I appreciate it. : )

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  • Baletica
    Master June 2017
    Baletica ·
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    Yes, hire a bartender. I am paying $320 for two and it is definitely worth the peace of mind

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  • Jacks
    Master November 2054
    Jacks ·
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    Hi Tara! For sure hire a bartender!

    One other thing, consider changing your avatar so we know who you are amongst all of the double rings out there! Welcome!

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