Average number of drinks?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That’s tough. It depends a lot on age and type of guests. I personally would have at least 6-8 glasses of wine during that time because I wouldn’t pay for cocktails and don’t drink beer. I would estimate maybe 5 glasses per person then if some people drink more or less it would balance out. But 7 hours is a longg time, so it could easily be more than that. Sorry I’m not much help haha

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

kl1987:  wow that’s tough! We have a lot of house parties where guests keep hold of their glasses and we still allow 3 glasses per guest.. For a wedding I’d allow one per guest per drink, with the exception of the meal (where glasses will presumably be re – filled by the staff); so, for 7 hours I’d probably allow an average of maybe 5 glasses per guest, assuming some will re-use and people will keep hold of their glasses during the meal. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

kl1987:  I would recommend 1 glass per hour per drinking age guest. Since beer will be bottled, most people will not just gulp down their wine. Especially with eating & dancing I don’t think most people will have more than one drink an hour. Hope this helps! 

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