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Radiant Blue Events
Radiant Blue Events




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Offers remote services
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Reno, NV

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Bailey A. says, "I waited until pretty late in the game to hire a day of wedding coordinator so I was unsure what to expect when I found Radiant Blue Events in my online search. I was contacted by Pamela who luckily had my date available and was very responsive every time we spoke. Planning can be stressful and I know I was not the most responsive or detailed with Pam until about 2 weeks before when it finally hit me. All of our conversations were constructive, quick and to the point and going into my wedding day I felt confident. She contacted all of my vendors, reminded me of some payments that slipped through the cracks and details I had not thought of or questions I had not given to my vendors. I was not prepared for how much she would take on during the actual event either. From things like forgetting my razor and coordination with all of my vendors Pam was TOTALLY on top of it and so helpful. Not to mention when our ring bearer took off with our wedding rings and I remember seeing Pam booking it across the country club to try to find him, she worked so hard all night long. To top things off, when we returned home the next day all of our gifts and floral were neatly placed in our house, our cake in the fridge and nothing was left behind at our venue. Not to mention her assistant was constantly (in a good way) in my view asking if I needed anything, refilling my drink ( never had to go to the bar) and so kind. I really don’t want to think about how my day would have gone without Pam and her assistant. I am grateful in every way for everything she did and our day was better because of it!"See more
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a good bartender?

Put some time on your calendar to research and compare top-rated bartenders near you online. Start by looking at their ratings and services. For example, some bartending services will provide a waitstaff, glassware, ice, coolers, food and more.

Next, look at their photos of past events and read the customer reviews. Find feedback on the bartenders’ services. Did they offer fair pricing? Did they show up on time to set up? Did they bring all of the appropriate drinks, cups, supplies and decorations? Did they interact politely with the party guests and provide a pleasant overall experience? And did they do the agreed-upon cleanup afterward?

Narrow down your top choices, and start contacting the bartenders. Ask for cost estimates for your event, and tell them how many people will be attending, what type of event it is and what services you require. You should also ask them questions about their experience.

Bartenders may need a license in your state, county or city to work at a private party. Make sure they’re properly certified before you hire anyone.

How much does it cost to hire a bartender for a private party?

Hiring a bartender for a private party typically costs between $270 and $390 in total. On an hourly basis, expect to pay at least $40 to $60 per hour, as well as a flat fee. How much you’ll pay, however, depends on the time of year or day, the size of the party and other factors. Get in touch with a few bartenders near you and request a free estimate — it’s the only way to get an accurate idea of how much private bartending services will cost you.

Check out “How much does it cost to hire a bartender?” to learn more about the cost factors.

Do bartenders need to be licensed?

Certain counties, cities and states may require licensing. Check your local government’s regulations before starting your search.

In many cases, you might want to choose a bartender who has a license and/or certification. If you’re considering hiring a bartender for an upcoming event or a special occasional, check their online profiles to find out what credentials they have. If you can’t find the information online, don’t hesitate to ask them directly when requesting to receive free estimates.

What do bartenders cost for a wedding?

It costs roughly between $270 and $390 to hire a bartender. However, if you need a wedding bartender, you should request cost estimates from bartenders near you. Depending on the drinks you plan to serve, the number of guests and other factors, your total cost will vary.

How much should you tip wedding bartenders?

Sometimes, a gratuity is included in your final bill. If not, consider tipping your wedding bartenders between 10% and 15%. However, this is not a set-in-stone rule. You can always tip more, perhaps 20%-25%, for great service.

Reviews for Reno bartenders
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Tom was awesome! He was so helpful to me, and my guests absolutely loved him. He stayed and helped me with clean-up when it was over, and was just as sweet as could be about it. I will be hosting another party here shortly and guess who I'm calling?! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a good bartender to work there event. Thank You so Much Tom!! Karen
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