We went to a distributor that had a party specialist, so they gave us some good numbers.
Since the DH’s family drinks more than my side, we bought extra.
I can’t remember the exact numbers but I know we had…
bottles of red wine, white wine, champange
We had a bottle each of flavored rums and vodka.
We had a couple bottles of regular rum and vodka.
My husband likes Jameson and so does his grooms men.
MIL like seagram seven (it’s a kind of whisky)
We had the mixers like triple sec and peach shnapps and I think others.
A bottle or two of irish bailey’s cream.
I like mailbu rums so we had a couple bottles.
I also had a secret drink that I asked my caterer to make for me since I can get picky with my drinks. I bought a bottle of pineapple rum so they could make me pineapple mojitos. I wish I would have gotten a few more bottles of the pineapple rum because a lot of my girl friends started requesting it and we ran out. Oops.
We had some gin.
Few whiskey and scotch bottles.
Then there’s butterscoth liqueur or licorice liquer.
Think of the drinks your guest like to drink. Like Rum and cokes, cranberry vodka, red bull and vodka, manhattens, 7 and 7, car bombs… etc.
Now for the beer. Since my family is asian we had to get a few cases of heinken beer.
We all all love yeungling beers so we had to get a few cases of that. (which is a lager)
Then we had a few cases of bud light, coor light.
Other beers like Fat tire, we had low calorie beers, we had coronas, we had MGDs, we had guiness beers. We had blue moon, we had kilians irish red… etc.
Yeah, practically, you name it we had it.
Oh, we paid our caterer to have some bartenders on hand, so it wasn’t self serve. Our caterers actually supplied the regular mixins. Like fruit juices, soda, garnishes like limes, lemon, oranges, cherries, etc.
I think we only spent about $1200 total in alcohol. Which is way cheaper than what it would have cost if we paid for an open bar from a caterer. It would have cost us about $3400 for 130 guests and that was just for wine and beer bar. I think we even returned some of the unopened liquor. So we got money back.
Oh, the store we went to was called Total Wine. Is there one near you?
Oh, we had a mixture of top shelf stuff and lower shelf liquor.