Stock the Bar! Money-Saving Tips for Beer, Wine + Cocktails

What’s the wedding reception cocktail hour without … cocktails?

Today we’re walking through an ultimate guide to setting up your own bar for the wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, or any other event you host.

The savings in supplying your own beer, wine & liquor are stunning. If your venue will allow you to bring in your own adult drinks, then please consider this a top priority!

And, as with all things we cover – if the thought of you personally planning, shopping & setting things up is completely overwhelming, then DELEGATE it to someone else!  The bar is a perfect item to hand over to your fiance, a friend or family member.  

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Stock the Bar | Money-Saving Tips for Beer, Wine + Cocktails

SANGRIA is a really affordable and pretty way to add a little special something to the beer & wine spread.

My favorite sangria recipe …

(serves 6)

(easiest recipe EVER!)

  • 1 bottle pinot grigio
  • 1/4 C peach schnapps
  • Cut apples, strawberries & grapes

My fave $7 OR LESS wines at Costco?  Matua sauvignon blanc and Toasted Head chardonnay. (Seasonal availability, but so many others to choose from at this price point!)

I also have a full Pinterest board dedicated to cocktail hour.  Follow along for lots more inspiration for building your own wedding reception bar!
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Other DIY Beer & Wine Bar RESOURCES …

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