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#1 amj198

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 12:15

Hi,

We're having a wedding in a barn & buying all the booze from France for it.

Any ideas/experience of how to keep the wine/beer/soft drinks cold during the day?

Also, the same goes for ice - any experience in stopping ice from melting for the day?

Any help much appreciated! We're thinking polystyrene chiller boxes (no idea how easy/expensive this is), freezer van (?) but would welcome advice...

Thanks ;o)
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#2 madmooer

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 14:52

Not to sure about the ice but you could keep the drinks cool by placing them in plastic bins of ice/cold water.
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 16:10

Get an old tin bath fill it up with water.Maybe sneak a small freezer in and get bags of ice in it and top up bath.Otherewise lots of trips to supermarket to get ice !

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:15

Buy a second hand chest freezer
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 11:27

Did you find a solution?
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:31

Did you find a solution?


Yes, thanks David for the tip about a second-hand freezer - don't know why we didn't think of that before!

We've just bought a second-hand freezer from eBay for 30, which will do the job nicely.

Thanks again!
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:41

Gold start to me then :D

Is everything else all organised?
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:48

Getting there!

Still loads to do, and wishing we'd gone for a reception in a hotel (or at least somewhere that has staff to help out!)... not sure we realised how much of a challenge organising a wedding in an empty barn would be - there are so many things that you just don't think about - hiring glasses & getting them washed, getting bins & clearing out the rubbish during the day, bar staff... so much to think about for a one-day event! ;o)

Sure it'll be worth it though!
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:56

I would have thought of the bath as my dad used to do that when we lived in Cyprus!

freezer is a great idea! give yourself a gold star for that David :clapping:

Pauline :good:
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