We realize that planning a wedding is not an easy task. There are so many things to get right and vendors to hireand one of the most important search and decision is getting the right entertainment for the night. At some interval you may come to the conclusion that you will need to hire a bartender or waitstaff package; some catering companies and venues do not offer these packages within the boundaries of their services. Whatever the reason may be you will need to hunt down a mobile bartender or waitstaff, you should rest assured that Grand Rapids has plenty of options available at your disposal. Check out the advice we have for you which we hope will make this search less of a challenge.
Your first mission is to gather some quality candidates to check out. We recommend that you search the internet, talk to the people that you see everyday and ask any wedding vendors that you already have a relationship with whether they have an recommendations. Find out if the venue that you rent for your reception offers in-house bartending and wait staff service. if they do not, then you could ask the venue coordinator for their recommendations, they should have a list of preferred or exclusive vendors. It may a good idea to go on the internet and cross reference any candidates via online wedding directories or guide websites. These websites are incredibly resourceful for vendor seekers. When you have at least 3 to 5 candidates, call each one up, and ask them for their availability on the date of your wedding. It should follow that you will only want to schedule appointments with candidates that are not booked on the day of your wedding.
The second step now that you have your appointments set, is to bring plenty of questions and the vision of your wedding to the interview to share with each candidate. Find out how experienced they are, and if they work primarily weddings. Ask them on average how many weddings do they service in a year. Depending on what you need, you may be talking with a single bartender, or a manager of a mobile waitstaff service. Discuss with them what you will need for the day, and ask them logistical questions. You want to work with a professional service that is capable of servicing your wedding, which is why the emphasis should be put on finding a service that works weddings. Before the conclusion of each appointment, make sure that you understand how much evreything is going to cost. This will help you determine which service will get you the most out of your money's worth.
Take some time to deliberate over which service will be better for you and your specific wedding needs. Trust your instincts, and you should have no problem deciding on who the right candidate is. The last step will be to spend some time deliberating with your partner, parents, or planner to determine the best option. Once you are ready to hire, ask for a written contract. If you have done your homework and followed our advice, on the day of your wedding, the bartenders and/or waitstaff logistics will be handled by the exemplary professional service you have hired to do the task.