Post # 1
I just found out that our venue (who has an exclusive contract with a bartending company) uses plastic cups. While I am not that upset about this for cocktails (although not ideal in a $4,000+ venue), apparently they also put wine in plastic cups. I’m NOT okay with that (it’s an upscale plated dinner), so we are left trying to scramble and rent glassware. I have NO idea how much to rent though. Beer is served in bottles and I am okay with that.. We are hosting beer/wine from 5-12, cocktails will be avaliable as a cash bar. Anyone have any idea’s? I can find consumption calculators, but that is more geared towards amount of liquior not glasses..
Post # 2
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
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
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!