Getting the Alcohol for the Wedding….

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

are you getting it consignment where they buy back your unopened bottle of liquor?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m curious as to what people think, since I’ll be providing the liquor for our wedding as well. What planning website did you use to come up with this?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i think you’ve pretty much got everything .Just beer and whine left over. I seen rye on lists too but I don’t really know anyone who drinks that to be honest.  What I was gunna do : put 1 bottle red wine and 1 bottle white wine at each table.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

How many guests are you having?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

oh and one of my friends had a stag and doe. They had almost 200 people and everyone was drinking quite a bit from 6pm- 1am. I’m pretty sure.Mind you i’m sure lots of people went home before that. You can also limit your time in hours that the alcohol is being served. They bought 3 kegs , a couple cases of beer and i THINK spent about $500 on liqour. They said that there was some left over too. I think they only actually used 2 kegs. I figure they spent just over 1000. This price is “canadian” . I know alcohol in the states is tipically waayyy cheaper.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

Also, I have heard that Sam’s club will let you return unopened bottles if you buy extra.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would think you would need more vodka and gin than tequila and whiskey, imo.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

@GamersBride:  Oh the one in Minnesota does. I would call to make sure and the return policy if plan on going there. I also went to the liquor store yesterday to buy groomsmen’s gifts and the woman was telling me there are certain days they sell cases of wine for 30 percent off maybe your liquor store does too 🙂

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Agree with @MrsTVLover:.  We provided our own liquor but used our caterers bartenders and they advised to always have enough vodka – it’s the go-to if other booze runs out.

Are the mixers like cranberry juice being provided by the friend?  

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would take a couple of bottles from the tequila category and replace them with vodka. Is your friend bringing a margarita mixer? That’s the main thing that’ll be done with the tequila unless people are taking shots. The other numbers look good to me.

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