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While word on the street is that the ceremony is for the couple and the reception is for the guests, that doesn't mean the two of you shouldn't have an absolute blast at your party! When you're planning the details, there are sure to be a few things you include because the two of you love them, whether it's that steamed bun appetizer or your favorite flavor of cake. And of course, there are drinks! Whether you're huge bourbon fans or are serving your all-time favorite cabernet, you'll want to make sure you both get a few glasses. So can you ask your bartender to set some aside? Our experts weigh in.
There's nothing stopping you from setting aside a bottle to make sure your drink of choice is available all night long. Of course, you'll want to check with your caterer first. Most won't have a problem setting something aside for the bride or groom (and a great wedding bartender will make note of what you're drinking and save some for you without being asked!), but on the off chance that there is a policy, either theirs or the venue's, that doesn't allow their staff to do so, you'll want to know in advance so you can order extra just in case.
If setting aside a bottle or two is a-okay, make sure you know which bar your drink of choice will be stashed at. Consider putting a note on the bottle ("BRIDE AND GROOM ONLY" should get the point across!) in case a different bartender jumps behind the bar and doesn't realize the drinks are for the two of you. And of course, don't be afraid to share! You may love gin, but chances are you won't need that whole bottle. As the evening comes to an end, spread the love!