Post # 1
Hey! Our caterer allowed us to buy the alcohol ourselves and they provided the water, soda and juices. It took me a long while to figure out the exact amount of everything so since I did and it worked out perfectly (even though our friends are drinkers and I thought we’d be short, I thought I’d share.
Wine: 1 bottle per three people. If you’re having your wedding in the summer, do 50% sparkling, 25% red and 25% white. If you have a lot of older folks, increase the red a bit. (This aside from the champagne for the toast)
Liquor: we had three 2 liter bottles (vodka, scotch, rum. our caterer said most people drink that) for 40 people, so I guess calculate 5 ounces per person.
Beer: two bottles per person. We did 33% Corona, 33% Heineken, 33% Newcastle brown Ale.
Post # 3
This would be way too little for our lot, I think. For starters, it’ll be at least 1 bottle of wine between 2 at the meal.
Cocktail hour will be at least two drinks each.
After the meal, most people will easily put away an extra 4 drinks.
I think it’s at least 8-10 drinks a person over the course of the day…
Maybe we’re all just alkies…
Post # 4
@Rachel631: our friends drink a lot, but there’re always some people who will drink only for the toasts, or only liquor, or old people who will not drink at all.
Post # 5
I’ll get back to you after our big day, and tell you what happened, booze wise!
EDIT: I just looked over our guest list again and did some maths based on guest demographics… that is still way too little for my lot…
Plus some of our old people are the biggest drinkers there, LOL!
There are three teetotallers coming to our wedding. Then there are about 10-15 moderate drinkers. The remaining 80+ will drink a lot more than that…
Post # 6
That won’t be enough for all the functional alcoholics at our wedding for about 40 adults. It will probably be enough for regular folks though.
Post # 7
@bebero: I think it definitely depends on your guests. I don’t drink at all, but most of my friends can drink quite a bit (guess who’s always designated driver lol). I would think 5 oz of liquor wouldn’t be nearly enough to last the entire evening for my guests. However, if you’ve got half a guest list of non-drinkers, like me, you’d probably be ok.
Post # 8
@bebero: Are these figures per hour or total for the whole night? It seems like too little for my group of family/friends. Most are heavy drinkers and I think they’ll all come out to play since we will be providing transportation to and from our hotel.
Post # 9
i thought it was too little too, but it was definitely enough. for someone that has 4 beers you’re probably gonna have a grandmother that doesn’t have any and for somebody that’s gonna have 4 scotches, you’re probably gonna have two children and somebody that only has wine.