this month’s bridal tips, we are getting our party on with The Sangria Truck team who helped answer our questions about speciality bartending! After meeting these lovely ladies at a recent wedding, we just couldn’t help but “ooh” and “ahh” over their killer 65 Zipper Camper turned sangria truck.
The Sangria Truck is idea that was ten years in the making when Lauren, owner and bartender extraordinaire, would take part in fun Florida music events and found that there were too few of options for drinks, except for hot wine or beer. Fast forward ten years later and two kiddos, Lauren picked up her idea where it was left off and put it in to motion (literally!) by buying a 65 Zipper Camper off of Facebook Marketplace in North Carolina. After a six month renovation, the mobile bar opened up for business in August of last year. An absolute blast to have at weddings, The Sangria Truck serves up both killer drinks and an experience for guests to enjoy!
Wanting to find out more about The Sangria Truck and bartending behind the scenes in general, Lauren helped in answering a few of our questions about the topic…
1. What should you expect when booking a bartender? My first question, and such an important one, Lauren explained that bartenders should be both licensed and insured, offer the option to bring alcohol or utilize alcohol supplied by the couple, come prepared with garnishes and sweet touches to make drinks amazing, and of course be appropriately staffed with enough bartenders to serve your guest count.
2. How would you describe the experience of The Sangria Truck? Tailor-made for sure, “when you book the truck, not only are you getting a fully functional bar service equipped with our own running water and electricity, but the truck makes for great photo opts for you and your guests as well! We created an environment inside the truck where people want to hang out, relax, and our couples can even take pictures in the camper.”
3. How can a bartender customize the experience for a wedding? Their are a variety of options in customizing a bartending wedding experience, which include outdoor decor for speciality bartending like The Sangria Truck, specialty cocktails created with the couple’s vision in mind, and …
4. How many bartenders should your have at a wedding? Lauren explained that it depends on budget and the scale of the wedding, but typically one to two bartenders is perfect!