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Bartenders in New Jersey


You need many things in order to pull off your wedding and to make it the best that it can possibly be. And one of the hires that unfortunately many people take for granted or leave to the last second is their choice of a mobile bartender for their reception. In fact, many people assume that their catering company or venue will supply a bartender. We are not saying this is never the case, but quite often they do not provide a bartender. So, that means it is on your shoulders to find a professional mobile bartender who can make exceptional drinks and serve them with flair and in a courteous manner. But more than that, an awesome bartender will also have your guests talking and laughing and just having a great time. But to make this kind of hire happen, you will need to meet and interview potential bartenders face to face and conduct what some people like to call an interview. Here are some tips and questions that we hope will help you track down that quality professional who will be a huge part of making your reception totally amazing.

As we said earlier, do not take this hire for granted. This is the kind of hire that can make or break your reception. And we know that you want the absolutely highest quality candidate that you can possibly hire. Stop and imagine your reception with a bartender who is subpar. So, how do you go about finding some candidates that you might want to interview for your open bartending position? There are a few different sources that you can try. Ask your family, friends and coworkers. They can be a great source because first of all you trust them and secondly they are a first hand account of how the bartender actually performs his or her job. And if you really get lucky and one of them happens to have been to a wedding recently, you might get a real tip on a candidate that you will end up hiring. You can also do a Google search for “mobile bartenders in the New Jersey area.” And we would be remiss if we did not tell you to ask your wedding vendors that you have already hired. They should have a recommendation or two for you. Once you have a few candidates, setup a meeting to discuss the possibilities of hiring them. Find out how long they have been in business. Ask them if they have ever had a problem at a wedding that they had to fix and what did they do to fix it. Make sure they have real bartending experience. Test them on how to mix drinks. Do they know how to handle various personalities.

Make sure they carry General Liability Insurance. Talk about how they were trained. Talk about whether they have had responsible vendor training. You could be very happy that you made sure of this. What would they need from you? Make sure you understand how and what they will be setting up. Talk for awhile about how much alcohol will be needed considering the number of guests you will be having. How many bartenders will you need? The standard many bartending services use is one bartender per every 75 guests. What will they be wearing?

Find out how much their service will cost you. How much will this service cost? It is worth paying more for this service. Talk about tips and how they should be handled. When you have finished with your last candidate, sit down and do a good side by side comparison. You are ready to hire your professional bartender.