I recently caught up with ReShanda to learn more about her business and what inspires her.
EP: Why did you start The Perfect Bartender?
PB: Out of need. People who knew I was a bartender asked if I would bartend their special occasions. After several requests, I thought, “There has to a business out there doing this.” But when I did my research, I saw that there wasn’t, so I did.
PB: I don’t think we are unique because there are bartenders everywhere, but I do think we offer great service, fair rates and it doesn’t hurt that our staff is attractive.
EP: What inspires you?
PB: The people around me, I see so many people with great ideas that are making their dreams work.
EP: What are some unexpected ways clients have used your services?
PB: LOL! I’ve been hired for baby showers, kids’ Easter egg hunts, high school graduations and Bar Mitzvah’s (all for the parents of course).
EP: Other than your business, who are your favorite wedding and event industry vendors in Atlanta?
PB: Oh, there are so many to choose from! But of course- Event Passion, Liddabits Design Shop, Studio Four Three, Made in the Fold, and OMG Booth- to name a few.
EP: What are your favorite venues in Atlanta?
PB: There are so many great places, but Summerour, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, King Plow, and The Atlantic are some of my favorites.
EP: What advice do you have for Event Passion brides?
PB: Have fun, enjoy you day and don’t worry about the small things.
EP: What three tips would you give a couple to help them select the perfect signature drink for their wedding?
PB: I would do his and hers cocktails! If possible choose something sweet and something not so sweet to appeal to all of the guests and if one of the drinks can match the wedding colors that’s even better.
PB: It’s bad when they are not organized and when the DJ plays music that’s not appropriate for a wedding.
EP: What goals do you have for The Perfect Bartender? Where would you like your business to be in the next 5, 10 years?
PB: I would like us to be on TV :)
EP: What’s your event passion?
PB: I love any party where the hostess/host and guests enjoy themselves. Summertime barbeques and pool parties are always a blast!
EP: What’s trending in your industry right now?
PB: Herb infused cocktails, a lot of flavored simple syrups and palette appealing cocktails.
EP: Is there anything else you’d like to share?
PB: Follow your heart in all that you do.
We’re certainly glad ReShanda followed her heart and agreed to spotlight her recipes and tips in Event Passion’s Perfect Bartender blog series! We will feature ReShanda’s favorite cocktails for every season, fun non-alcoholic drink options and more!
For contact details and information on how to hire The Perfect Bartender for your wedding or special event, visit www.theperfectbartender.com