How much did it cost to stock your bar?

posted 2 years ago in Food
  • poll: How much did it cost to stock your bar? (beer, wine, AND liquor)
    $0-$500 : (0 votes)
    $500-$1000 : (1 votes)
    17 %
    $1000-$1500 : (3 votes)
    50 %
    $1500-$2000 : (0 votes)
    $2000+ : (2 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 2
    941 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We had about 90 guests (with only 2 guests below drinking age). It was a 5.5 hour reception and people drank a lot! We had wine, liquor, and beer. We got everything at Costco. The original price was $1200 but we ended up returning about 1/3 of it because we overbought. I think your budget sounds very reasonable.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  futuremrsslp.
    Post # 3
    3165 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T:  We have roughly 95 guests and we spent about 1400$ but we have a lot of heavy drinkers and we may be using about 6-7 cases for the afterparty at the hotel… So id say up your budget maybe by 100-200$ & you should be good:)

    Post # 4
    15019 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I only spent about 500 for my heavy drinking 100 guests. I also did trader Joes wine and went top shelf. I had a free keg gifted (worth 130) and bought all the liquor straight from the distribution places. Since I knew my guests drinking habits well, I was able to buy only what I knew I needed. Ex. Nobody we know drinks gin, so I skipped buying any. My aunt and my sil only drink margaritas so I bought a half dozen pre-made. I took the guest list and went threw it and wrote down what they all drank and bought accordingly. 

    Post # 5
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    We had 165 guests (a lot of them big drinkers), a wedding reception plus a welcome BBQ for all guests, and spent maybe $2200? A lot of that was fairly nice ($12/bottle) wine from a cool place where you bottle and package it yourself. Also had a few more cases of wine from TJ and I think 5 kegs (3 microbrew, 2 domestic).

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