(Closed) Alcohol question!

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

How long will your reception be?  If it’s going to be 4 or more hours, then 4 drinks per person is viable.  Some might drink more, some might drink less, but that would be a good guess. 

Post # 4
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747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i think it depends on your guests. are they big drinkers? are they wine drinkers or beer drinkers??

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I like what soonerpsych said. If it’s 4 hours, then yeah maybe. Though I’d probably drink less during the afternoon, maybe 2. BUT, who knows?

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah I think thats about right – 2 beers an hour. Regardless of what time of day it is I will drink that many beers and I know many people that would do so as well.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I worked in catering and believe me- sometimes daytime weddings are surprising!  People are in great spirits, they have a few drinks, think “sure, I’ll have a few more…” and often times we would be running low on wine.  I think four drinks per person is a fair estimate- some may have none, but some may have 5 and leave one somewhere that they forgot, or not recognize their glass, and go to get another one, etc… Good luck though!!!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It really depends on who you are inviting. I know that we have people that are huge drinkers when it comes to parties that could probably drink 6-8 beers if given them a chance, while others don’t drink at all.

I would say 3-4 drinks a person is pretty standard. It there is drinking at your wedding, people are going to drink – it’s a party and a long one with dancing and good food 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think that sounds right and I am also of the philosophy that it is better to overestimate and have leftover booze than to run out. I know in my area there are liquor stores that will allow you to return unopened bottles. Is that an option where you live?

Post # 10
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988 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

What day of the week is it on?  If it’s Saturday, that sounds about right.

Post # 11
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Honey bee

That time of day, very few people, if any, will drink alcohol. Most folks don’t start drinking till after dinnertime.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If it’s free, they’ll drink it. Especially if you have a younger crowd. Plus you have to factor in that some people will drink half a drink and then sit it somewhere and forget about it, and some people will do wine with their food and then grab a beer and get on the dance floor without finishing the wine… 

Way better to have too much than not enough!!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

They’ll drink it…maybe if you’re unsure only get one keg and the rest (an equal amount) of bottled beer. Once you tap a keg,if it doesn’t get used, it will be wasted.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah i imagine they’ll drink it. At 2pm, i’d certainly have a few beers at a wedding. Get the second keg as back up and just be sure you have wine that you like! We had about a dozen bottles leftover after our wedding and we drank them up between the two of us over a year.

I dunno–our families have no problem drinking beers at lunch or during the early afternoon on holidays, BBQs, etc.

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