#15 – Jaco van Loggerenberg – Wedding Drinks


Jaco van Loggerenberg – Debonair Wedding Drinks Mogul reveals the upcoming trends for Wedding Cocktails, we talk about crafting cocktails for your predrinks, how to set up the bar properly and all the logistics you need to know to keep your guests hydrated and jolly.

Topics discussed

  • How his background in food and beverage prepared him for his career in the wedding industry
  • What you should be budgeting for the wedding drinks bill
  • How to save on your wedding drinks bill
  • How corkage works at venues
  • Open bar vs limited open bar vs cash bar
  • What to serve at the ceremony
  • Pre-dinner drinks options
  • Hidden costs to look out for
  • Wedding drinks trends
  • Gin and Tonic stations
  • Craft beer at weddings
  • How much bubbly you need
  • Cocktails at weddings
  • What does a “full mobile bar service” mean?
  • Should you tip bartenders at a wedding?
  • How intoxicated guests should be dealt with
  • Is it acceptable for bartenders to drink at the request of guests?
  • How you can make sure a guest doesn’t leave without paying at the cash bar

#15 - Jaco van Loggerenberg - Wedding Drinks #15 - Jaco van Loggerenberg - Wedding Drinks

Weekly discovery

Fizzeco is the latest offering in Wedding Pre-Drinks. Fizzeco is a Prosecco-like sparkling wine which is served on tap. No more bottles standing around – this comes in an elegant, neat and compact keg holding up to 150 glasses!

Important links:

Next Week’s Episode:  Slippery Spoon Kitchen – Johnny Hamman and Marius Uys – The boys from the highly acclaimed Slippery Spoon Kitchen joins us for a tantalising look into food experiences at weddings – and they tell us why they don’t call it catering anymore!

Guests in upcoming episodes of the Pink Book Wedding Podcast:

  • Slippery Spoon Kitchen – Johnny Hamman and Marius Uys – Killer Kitchen Cowboys
  • Sam Scarborough – Magnificent Makeup Magician
  • Stu Shapiro – InstaBooth – Wedding Tech Expert

If you have any questions on today’s podcast or you want to ask Jaco van Loggerenberg a specific question, please leave them in the comments section of our Facebook page and we’ll be glad to help and find some answers, even discussing them in upcoming podcasts.

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