How to Set up a Cigar Bar at Your Wedding
Modern wedding receptions have more than enough entertaining features to wow guests – from the traditional wine toasting and bouquet throwing to the more millennial practices like entourage dance entrances and wedding hashtags.
But if you are a cigar lover and have multiple cigar-smoking guests in your wedding, one way you can make your wedding stand out is by setting up a cigar bar or hiring a cigar roller service. Doing so will not only add an air of sophistication to your event, but will also give other guests a unique experience.
Learn how you can turn this celebration of love into a celebration of your interest in cigars. Here are seven recommendations to successfully set up a cigar bar in your wedding reception.
Setting Up a Cigar Bar at Your Wedding Reception
1. Decide on the number of cigars you will need
The first thing to consider is the number of cigar-smoking guests you will have at your wedding reception. It’s important to have enough cigars to go around and to avoid running out of stock, in case some guests want to try it for the first time.
A general rule of thumb is to have one cigar per guest, but you can also adjust the number based on your preferences. You can also decide to limit the number of cigars a guest can have to avoid excess consumption.
2. Place your cigar bar in an ideal location at the reception
You want to place your cigar bar in an area that is easily accessible to your guests, but also private enough to provide a comfortable smoking experience. See to it that the cigar bar is away from the main wedding venue to avoid smoke from distracting and irritating guests at the wedding.
3. Have a variety of cigars on stock
Just like cocktail bars, your cigar bar must have a variety of cigar options to cater to the different tastes and preferences of your guests. You can choose to have cigars from different countries, tobacco blends, and especially, sizes.
Mini Cigarillos or Petit Coronas are ideal for quick smokes that last only 10 to 20 minutes. For your cigar aficionado guests, you can offer traditional cigars like Robustos that give a longer-lasting smoke. The size will determine how long their smoking will last, and you wouldn’t want your guests to be at the cigar bar all night during the wedding celebration.
4. Include premium cigars on your list
When stocking up on cigars, include premium options. These are cigars of exceptional quality and are considered high-end. They are perfect for guests who appreciate luxury and exclusivity. Premium cigars are also be a great way to commemorate a special occasion, such as a wedding.
5. Be ready with ashtrays, lighters, and cigar cutters
A good cigar bar must have all the necessary accessories for a complete cigar experience. These include ashtrays, lighters, and cigar cutters. Choose ashtrays that complement the design of your wedding accessories and are large enough to accommodate cigar ashes. Place them in strategic locations around the bar.
The lighters should be of high quality to ensure easy and quick lighting of cigars. Have wooden matches ready so the guests can light their cigars at the same time. Your cigar cutters should be sharp to make precise cuts to the cigars.
When you hire a cigar roller service, you’ll usually have all these essentials ready for the big day. You can talk to them about the designs of the accessories to match the wedding motif. They will have different packages you can choose from.
6. Prepare complementary cocktails
Apart from a husband and wife, cigars and cocktails are a match made in heaven. You can create a menu of cocktails that complement the cigars you have on stock. For example, you can pair a full-bodied cigar with a whiskey-based cocktail or a light cigar with a gin-based cocktail. This will enhance the overall cigar experience and provide guests with a complete sensory experience.
7. Get a cigar expert to educate guests
If you want to take your wedding cigar bar to the next level, you might want to hire a tobacconist or any cigar expert who can educate your guests about cigars. They can provide insights into the different types of cigars, tobacco blends, and sizes.
They can also offer tips on how to properly smoke a cigar and pair it with different drinks. This will elevate the overall experience for your guests and make your wedding stand out.
A cigar roller service usually has a tobacconist or an experienced cigar barista who will do these things, as well as provide some entertainment to liven up the educating process.
Say ”I Do” to Cigar Stud’s Cigar Roller Service
Make a memorable impression on your guests and elevate your wedding with a cigar bar that has all the essentials you need and fits your big day perfectly. Cigar Stud offers packages that suit various wedding themes and provides cigar experts who can facilitate and educate your guests at the same time.
We can’t wait to congratulate you on your special day. Book us here.