How to Keep Drinks Cold at a Wedding

Our latest Ask Emmaline question couldn’t have come at a better time! With spring in full swing and summer right around the corner, bride-to-be Ashlee writes us with this question. “I’m having an outdoor wedding and I want to know how to keep drinks cold. I’m serving wine and would like guests to help themselves. Any tips?” Absolutely — our favorite way to keep drinks cold at wedding receptions is with oversized galvanized tubs and tons of ice. Whether you’re chilling wine, champagne, beer, or soda bottles, a tub is the way to go — plus, guests can help themselves. Read on to find out more PLUS win a galvanized drink tub for your wedding from The Lovely Glass Jar! It’s all inside…

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photo: jenna marie photo via wedding chicks

How to Keep Drinks Cold at a Wedding

At your wedding, display drinks in galvanized tubs with tons of ice in shade or away from direct sunlight. If you are hiring a bartender to serve other drinks, ask him or her to keep an eye on the ice levels and replenish as needed. It’s always a good idea to label the tubs with a sign if you’re planning multiple types of drinks so guests know what’s what. Keep plenty of glasses, bottle openers (especially wine bottle openers if you’re offering wine) nearby so guests can serve themselves. Be sure to take a peek at these mason jar drinking glasses for added inspiration.

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photo: katie neal photo via wedding chicks

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photo: jenna marie photo via wedding chicks

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left: via hwtm, right: via intimate weddings

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via rustic wedding chic

Giveaway!

You didn’t think we’d share all this great advice without giving something awesome away, did you? ;) We’ve teamed up with The Lovely Glass Jar to help kick off your wedding drink bar. Stephanie is giving away a gorgeous rustic champagne tub to one lucky reader customized with a monogram on the front. Tub is complete with handles and a bottle opener on the back. Makes a great housewarming gift, too. Tub measures 16 x 15.5 x 10. Monogram measures 8″ high.

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o Enter between 4/23/14-4/29/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Champagne Tub with Monogram by The Lovely Glass Jar
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 4/30; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Shipping cost to be paid by winner ($15)
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $58 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!


-E.



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