Post # 1
We are luckily allowed to buy the alcohol for our reception. We are just doing beer/wine, and I have no idea how much to get. Most websites I have seen are for beer, wine and liquor, and since we are only doing beer/wine, I want to make sure we have plenty! We are going to have the bar open for 4 hours (and a lot of just out of college heavy drinkers :)) If you have any personal advice/experience, or know of any websites, I’d love the help!
Post # 3
Why a website? Why not your local beer store, liquer store, or favorite or nearby winery?
Post # 4
I think she means the beverage calculators that you can find online. Evite.com has a alcoholic beverage calculator where you can enter how many heavy, average, or light drinkers will be attending and whether you will be serving beer, wine, liquor or a combination of the three.
Post # 5
How many people? I have a chart that a friend sent me once:
50ppl=10 bottles of Red Wine, 6 bottles of White Wine, Beer-60 bottles
100ppl=12 bottles of Red Wine, 12 bottles of White Wine, Beer-120 bottles
150ppl=18 bottles of Red Wine, 18 bottles of White Wine, Beer-180 bottles
200ppl=20 bottles of Red Wine, 20 bottles of White Wine, Beer-240 bottles
250ppl=24 bottles of Red Wine, 24 bottles of White Wine, Beer-300 bottles
Hope that helps!
Post # 6
Thanks everybody! We are having about 140 people!
Post # 7
<span style=”font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial”>We are also supplying our own alcohol for our reception. Ask your caterer, they should have more than a few recommendations for beverage vendors.
Post # 8
Our caterer was cool enough to let us supply our own alcohol, too. They gave us their recommended numbers to purchase, but I can’t find it for the life of me to post here!
We bought it all at Costco and erred on the plentiful side so we wouldn’t run out. The great thing is that Costco lets you return any unopened cases/bottles. We ended up returning half and got $800 back! Just a thought…
Post # 9
BJ’s Wholesale Club has the same return policy as Costco. We’ll buy ours in DE. TAX FREE!!
Post # 10
I found this on a wine website….it may help:
HOW MUCH FOR HOW MANY?
On average, a 750 ml. bottle of wine holds about 25 oz. of wine, which comes out to five servings of 5 oz. each. Typically, adults will drink about two to three glasses of wine each. So if you’re having 50 guests, plan on at least 24 bottles or two cases of wine. For 100 guests, double that to 48 bottles or four cases of wine. It’s always wiser to err on the high side: you and your groom can enjoy the leftovers!
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since you said that you have alot of just-out-of-college drinkers, i thought i would share what we’re doing. my FI figured out the number of drinks he and his friends normally have at the bar and multiplied it by two since they’re free. i then did the same thing for my friends. we figured out that each younger, just-out-of-college person would have 8 drinks that night. for the not-so-young people, we figured 1 drink at the cocktail hour, 2 at dinner, and 3 after that.
Post # 13
we did something similar to rebecca in planning the amount of beer we’re doing. Sam’s Club also has a great return policy, so we’re erring on the side of caution and overbuying instead of underbuying!
Post # 14
My suggestion is an online tool to calculate how much alcohol to buy for the wedding: