Post # 1
I’m planning an outdoor wedding. All events are at the same location. I have to buy pop and water for the wedding. I googled to see if there was any guide to this. What I found most people said was 4 drinks per a person for 6 hours.
Our ceremony is at 4 and dinner at 6. We have no end time set. So I guessed up and estimated 5 per a person.
200 people X 5 drinks = 1000 servings
Here is how I broke it down
Did you have to buy your own drinks. Does this look right? Am I estimating too much or too little?
Please note we are also buying 3 full kegs, some wine and some liquor too, as well as having coffee.
Post # 4
I can’t really speak to this, but I would guess the proportion of cola to diet is too high. I don’t know many people who choose regular soda over diet…
Post # 5
I’m sure you didn’t mean to come across the way your last message might be perceived. I suggest you just “bump” your post every couple of hours.
Sorry, I don’t have much to contribute, except that I think that more people will drink soda. I don’t see 48% of people sticking with water all during the reception.
Have you considered lemonade or a punch?
Post # 6
if you google ‘drink calculator’ you’ll find lots of tools that ask how many guests, how many hours, etc, and it’ll calculate for you what you need
Post # 7
Personally I would omit some of the soda choices if you’re thinking of only offering 12 or 24 of any one kind. I think it would be more frustrating for someone to have a Mt. Dew or two, or see someone drinking one and find out it’s run out, than to not offer it at all. I just think it looks like poor planning to run out of anything even if there are other choices available. JMO. Personally I would eliminate the orange and either the root beer or Mt. Dew as a choice altogether, and offer Diet Spite instead of Diet Mt. Dew, so you have at least one diet choice without caffeine.
I also like the idea of offering lemonade or punch, especially if you have children coming.
If you are also offering beer, wine and some liquor, this sounds like more than enough to me, but I am no expert. Remember if you are offering liquor, some of these choices like Coke and Sprite will also be used as mixers.