How much alcohol for reception?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@The_Future_KB: 

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

Good question! My husnad and I may be hosting a post elopement reception and I have wondered the same thing.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@MeadowsBee:  Aw that’s a good idea! I’ll have to bring that up with FI, considering kegs are much cheaper.

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