Post # 1
Hi all! So we are trying to do a wedding on a budget, and we’ve got a few options for alcohol:
- Open Bar w/ Liquor for $40pp
- Beer & Wine only for $30pp
- BYO alcohol for $22.50pp-place provides soda, water, mixers, garnishes, coffee, tea.
My question is: how much do people actually drink? We love our alcohol, and know that we can get awesome alcohol for less (as opposed to the cheap mass produced stuff that reception halls usually serve and charge more for).
But how much do people actually drink? Are we better off to just let the hall provide the booze? Or can we really save by buying our own?
Post # 3
You can go to http://www.thealcoholcalculator.com/ to calculate how much you would need if you are doing it yourself. Fiance and I are buying it ourselves vs having the bartender bringing it because he quoted us $800 just for wine and beer for 100 guests!
Post # 4
@lindseyl06: nice! Good to know. . . I think we can save a bundle doing this!
Post # 5
We’re providing our own because we were quoted $300 for a keg (not including delivery, tap, etc.) and $6/glass per wine. NOOO WAYYY! So we’re going to get a huge variety of beers and just a bottle or two of wine (since I’m the only one drinking it), and leaving it at that.
Post # 6
@lindseyl06: $800 for 100 people is $8 a person. For a night of drinks, that’s actually a really good deal.