The package they recommended for alcohol was insufficient and when problems with shortages occurred during the wedding they were unable and unavailable to communicate a resolution that didn't require more alcohol to be purchased an hour after the bar had even opened for my guests. This was not only their fault but as experienced wedding bartenders this situation should not have got the point it had.
Hired as: Bartender
Response from Drink Slingers Bartending Service:
Sorry the customer felt that the alcohol shortage was our fault however the customer chose to have cannon blast and jackoblast rather than a traditional rum and chose vanilla vodka over a traditional vodka. They also had Jameson and crown apple, which the wedding party filled 3 flasks and did shots of while the bartender was setting up before even the actual wedding. Then guests proceeded to do shot after shot during cocktail hour rather than drink cocktails. The "wedding planner",who drank a quarter of a 5-liter box of Chardonnay was drunk and overreacted claiming all the liquor was gone after cocktail hour although the only thing that was gone was Jameson and crown apple. She made the claim that this party of 80 people should have had 20 bottles of liquor which equates to a 1/4 bottle of liquor for every single person which is absurd plus there were 8 cases of beer and 15 liters of wine. She proceeded to go buy more Jameson and crown apple rather than have the guests drink what the bride and groom ordered. At the end of the reception there was an excess of beer, liquor, wine and mixers. The issue was not the amount of liquor it was the fact that the guests weren't drinking what the bride and the groom requested. Also, every party is different, with different tastes and drinking habits so if they were expecting heavy, heavy drinkers that is something we should have known about as we can only guesstimate the amount of liquor for the size of the party.