Definitely not a dry wedding

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

sarahroby:  I dunno…. there’s like 165 12 oz. beers in a keg; 124 pints…. I would say two?

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I read the best way to figure out how much alcohol to buy is one drink per person per hour. Then they further broke it down by giving each type of alcohol a certain percentage of the total number of drinks. If you are only doing beer, that makes it much much easier! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Are you serving just beer or other drink options?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

sarahroby:  I’ve seen quite a few really useful breakdowns for this type of thing particularly on pinterest – google (or search pinterest) for ‘how much alcohol to serve’, you’ll find stuff like this 🙂

how much to serve

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We had 165 people including a lot of beer drinkers, and we served just beer and wine.  We also did a welcome BBQ for about 120 the day before.  We got 5 kegs all together, 2 domestic and 3 microbrew.  We had maybe 1/2 keg left over that we polished off the next day.

So I’d say 2 if you’ll have a lot of other types of drinks or not a lot of boozehounds…. 3 if you want to play it safe.

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