(Closed) how much alcohol do I need?

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

it depends how long your reception is. our calculation was for every drinker, 6 drinks (2 for the cocktail hour, 1 for every hour after). our guests are pretty split between beer and wine drinkers with very few mixed drinkers, so our type of alcohol is split about 40% wine, 40% beer and 20% mixed drinks.

hope that helps! i would ask your caterer for help, too.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

http://www.evite.com has a great drink calculator that lets you say how many people you’re having, how long the party is, what type of drinkers will be present (light, medium or heavy) and what type of alcohol you’re serving.  I haven’t tried it yet but the estimates seem reasonable.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

and FYI, on evite.com the calculator gives 1 drink per hour if you put it on the "medium" setting.  as mentioned, that is the general rule that most people use–about 1 drink per hour.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

lotusmoss, do you know what the settings are for light and heavy drinkers?

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