Help!! Liquor Lists

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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636 posts
Busy bee

@Nikkimcq:  I’m budgeting about $900-$1000 for ours, with mostly wine + beer and some spirits (not a ton). It depends which province you live in. You can either buy direct from wineries for the wine or go to the provincial liquor store (bc liquor here). I called some wineries and I think it might be cheaper to buy wine direct from them. Also, check out this article: http://apracticalwedding.com/2013/01/calculate-alcohol-for-wedding/

Also, for liquor store purchases (double-check this at your local store) we can return anything we don’t use as long as the box is closed (for example, 12-packs of beer). That way you can buy a little bit more than you might need and then return the extra cases the next week… and you’re not stressing about running out!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

@Nikkimcq:  I don’t think you’ll spend $3400 unless you’re having a huge wedding or really expensive booze… 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

One of the coordinators for a venue we looked at that allowed us to bring in our own alcohol and they provide the bartender told me they went very much by this calculator.

http://www.realsimple.com/weddings/wedding-wine-liquor-calculator-00000000008314/

At least this gives a breakdown of the amount of how much of each type of alcohol and lets you know you should have 3 containers of mixers (tonic, juice, pop, etc) per bottle of spirits. 

EDIT: What province are you in? I would probably do a walk in to a liquor store and let them know you’re trying to get a budget for booze ahead of time, so please show me the common options for each type of booze. 

 

Post # 9
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851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My parents bought the booze and were able to bring any extras back! I am hoping to find somewhere that will allow this as well! Nothing worse than running out of booze!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I used the calculator on the bevmo website, since it lets you adjust for the percentage of beer, wine and liquor drinkers. Then once i had bottle estimates, I tried to think of what people liked to drink most. For a 120 person wedding, I spent about $1000 for all of the alcohol. And I know that I bought way too much, but didn’t want to risk running out of anything.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@Nikkimcq:  No prob, hope it helps! At least now you can maybe get a better idea. If you are planning on doing like a signature drink be sure to account for that. That’s also a good way to cut down on buying a million different types of booze. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would get maybe a couple bottle of light rum, and a couple spiced rum? I think variety is good, but too much variety can be overwhelming to guests.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

When I see numbers like these popping up I get so thankful that I live somewhere that sells very cheap liquor. I’m having about 60 people for my wedding and I’m thinking of purchasing 

10 bottles of rum (in lots of different flavors)

2 bottles of Absolut

2 bottles of a Horchata with Rum like Rumchata or Cruzan Velvet Cinn

3 cases of beer

3 bottles wine

My budget for all of my alcohol is about $300-$350. 

If your friends are more lighter drinkers or like more fruity tastes more so than harsh liquor you may want to get a few flavored rums. Coconut and Vanilla rum mix well with both soda and juice. 

 

 

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