Semi-DIY bar ~ how much alcohol to purchase??

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsTickledPink:  I would say that’s perfect. I am super paranoid amount running our of anything so I know I’ve bought waaay too much! 

Bevmo has a calculator on their website so you can enter all the specs of your wedding and it will give you a good estimate 

Post # 5
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

it is cheaper to buy wine by the case, instead of by the bottle. In your case I would do three cases (12 bottles in each case) of White and Sparkling, and 4 cases of Red. I think you’re over doing it on the Rum and Vodka. Are you buying 750ml or 1.75’s? Usually 1.75’s will come out at a better cost per ml.

Also, you don’t want people getting too wasted at your wedding. Trust me. Our friends and family partied hard too. After we left for the night artwork got broken, guests had a cake fight (outside thankfully), and my brother threw up in an alley. A wedding is already reason enough to celebrate, it will be ok if you run out of something.


Post # 6
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

When I read the title before I clicked, I thought you meant semi-DIY in that you’re buying the hard alcohol, but the guests are mixing their own drinks. Then I imagined our own guests doing that. Then I became terrified.

Glad you meant something else. 😉

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