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WITH THIS RING . . . I THEE WED - Part 3

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Welcome back! Let's see . . . what did we learn from the two previous posts? First, we discussed the types of bar service (open, cash, full and limited-service bars) to consider when determining the type of bar service that will be offered at your wedding reception. Next, we talked about the various factors that you should consider when planning yo...
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WITH THIS RING . . . I THEE WED - Part 2

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Last week, we talked about the types of bar services that are offered for wedding receptions. Now, we need to work on planning the bar budget. So, let's jump right into it. ​ How Much Should I Expect To Spend? Here are some statistics to consider when planning your bar budget—a bottle of wine yields 5–6 glasses (60-72 glasses per case); and a bottl...
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WITH THIS RING . . . I THEE WED

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It's wedding season! June is one of the three most popular months for weddings, along with September and October. The best weather conditions exist. The temperature is just right—not too hot, not too cold. There's minimal rain. Well . . . for the most part. It's the perfect time. So, send out the invitations, round up the crew, tell the pastor, the...
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I asked...I said YES!

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Heart split in two, husband-to-be and wife-to-be each bearing a half. One half stating "I asked" the other stating "I said 'yes' ". On Sunday, January 14 th , local engaged couples flooded the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in search of the perfect vendors to complement their big day! The Washington Wedding Experience is home to ultimate we...
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“EGGNOG, ANYONE?”

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Deck the halls with boughs of holly . . . fa la la la la . . . la la la la. Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way. . . Okay, okay, enough of the off-key singing. It's that time of the year for gift-giving, Yuletide gay, office parties, bright lights, Christmas trees (my preferences were Douglas firs and blue spruces), and of course—eggnog....
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ICE, ICE, BABY

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"Take Trip South" was the mnemonic that I learned some years ago in Bartending School as the recipe for preparing a Margarita. The first "T" stands for the ounce or two of tequila that is used for the drink's base (depending upon how strong you like your drink). The second "T" represents the ounce or half ounce of Triple Sec (Cointreau or Grand Mar...
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SPEAK EASY . . . PLEASE

SPEAK EASY . . . PLEASE
Did you know that the month of April is designated as National Poetry Month, National Pecan Month, National Soft Pretzel Month, National Autism Awareness Month, and National Cannabis Awareness Month, and the list goes on? For the month of April, I wanted to blog about something related to National monthly observances. Lucky for me, April is also Na...
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Bartender VS. Mixologist

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Over the years, more and more Bartenders have begun to refer to themselves as "Mixologists." You may remember the hilarious bar scene from the 2010 movie Our Family Wedding. In this scene, Brad and Miguel (played by Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia), attempt to order a traditional drink from the presumed Bartender. They were refused service, as th...
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