Post # 1
So I’m at a loss on buying my alcohol. I’ve used the drink calculators and they are giving me very different answers. We’re looking at 63 ish drinking guests, beer and wine only. I figure about 36 will drink beer, 25 will drink wine. Of course this is nothing more than an educated guesS. Our reception will be Sunday from 4-8. Any suggestions in this are welcome.
im thinking: 10 cases of beer and 24 bottles of wine. More of our crowd drinks white wine, but I don’t know if I should do an even split or not for wine. Well do a Pinot noir and pinot Grigio.
We will not be able to return it as far as I know. I don’t mind after extra, but i don’t want to be short. Help please!!
Post # 3
I would go for a Keg for the beer as it will be more cost effective and easier to serve to your guests. As for wine, I would do three cases.
Each case is 12 bottles so 36 Bottles. You can do one case of white, one red and a dessert wine (moscato or white zin) for those that like the sweeter wine.
Also are you doing a champagne toast? I would get one case of champagne if so. You only need enough for the toast. Most people won’t continue to drink champagne after the toast
Post # 4
I found this article the other day and found it to be helpful: http://apracticalwedding.com/2013/01/calculate-alcohol-for-wedding/
FI is really into beer, so he’s in charge of choosing the booze for our wedding, but he did say he didn’t wants kegs, simply because he didn’t want our wedding pictures to have people holding Solo cups (or other cheap, plastic cups) in them. So that’s something to think about. We’re doing bottles of beer.
Post # 5
@nber0815: We had the same thought as well the whole plastic cups thing. But when i expressed my concern with my caterer he reccomended a great event rental company whom we rented out champagne flutes from and they were also able to provide beer pilsners which cost us about $60 for roughly 100 glasses. So no solo cups for us. 🙂
Post # 6
Good question! My husnad and I may be hosting a post elopement reception and I have wondered the same thing.
Post # 7
@MeadowsBee: Aw that’s a good idea! I’ll have to bring that up with FI, considering kegs are much cheaper.