Mobile bars have been literally popping up all over the place, no festival or event worth its salt was without a horsebox conversion, Citroen H-Van or rustic counter top last summer. So why are they so popular and why do you need one at your wedding?
1. YOUR GUESTS WILL THANK YOU FOR IT.
After all of the agonising over canapes and the 9pm bacon rolls, it's so easy to overlook what your bar will be serving and to leave it to your caterer (it's not their fault, they're the caterer, not the bar). Cue Ice buckets full of Peroni and Fosters. Nothing wrong with that, but how much nicer would it be to offer your friends something that they'll remember, served in proper glasses by people that have a passion for it?
2. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO COST THE EARTH.
Most bar providers offer a few different options, none of which have to be expensive. In fact despite what you may think, a lot of couples are now going for a cash bar or putting a few hundred pounds behind it to get the party going. Guests are much happier to pay for their drinks if they're getting something good (see point 1.)
3. GET THE BAR TO FIT WITH YOUR THEME.
Having a festival wedding or a streetfood theme? Whilst there's definitely still a place for the formal wedding breakfast, more and more couples are going Bo-Ho and choosing tipis instead of marquees. This extends to the catering and drinks too. So if you're going all straw bales and fire pits then what could be more fitting than a horsebox conversion or a western style saloon pop-up? Your photographer will love it too.
4. ONE LESS THING TO WORRY ABOUT.
It's very tempting to leave it to Uncle Jim who's promised to get a couple of kegs of Old Peculiar in, especially when there's so much other stuff to organise. Much better though to let people that have a real passion for drinks to work with you and come up with an awesome drinks menu that the whole congregation will enjoy and remember. They'll also take care of the important stuff like licensing.
5. GET WHAT YOU WANT, DONE YOUR WAY.
Every wedding that we've catered for this last summer has started off with "can you get this beer" or " my friends really like gin, will you have gin?" Happily, the answer to these questions is "yes, and would you like us to do this too?". Don't forget that it's your big day and you should make sure that you get what you really want, because there are some really good small mobile bar businesses out there that will help you get it and life's too short not to have nice beer.