Post # 1
Hello! We are looking at right around 110 guests. We are estimating on the following alcohol below. We went with the 1 drinks/person/hour method. Our cocktail hour + reception is 6 hours total. What do you think?
11 cases of beer (264 drinks)
12 bottles white wine (60 drinks)
12 bottles red wine (60 drinks)
5 bottles vodka (60 drinks)
2 bottles gin (24 drinks)
5 bottles rum (60 drinks)
5 bottles bourbon (60 drinks)
1 bottle scotch (12 drinks)
2 bottles Schnopps (24 drinks)
Post # 2
That sounds good to me, but if you are worried, it is better safe than sorry!
Post # 3
That’s close to what we had for a similar guest list and we still have liquor and wine left over a year and a half later. Only you know your crowd though. If they like to party and are big drinkers it will probably be perfect.
Post # 4
The spirits look fine but personally I would add more beer and maybe more wine. We had 15 cases of beer at our 80 person wedding and only 1 1/2 cases left over. For peace of mind I prefer over catering, particularly if you buy from a place you can return it to or you would drink leftovers
Post # 5
Only you know your crowd, but I would want more generally to be safe, and I would want more wine. You have enough wine for everyone to have one glass… people often drink wine during dinner even if they will have hardbar before or after and other people will drink wine all night.
Post # 6
Here I found our list of what we got (our crowd was heavier than average drinkers and probably more wine drinkers than average as well). we had 110 guests too, only a handful of kids. We had about 2 cases of wine leftover (we did that on purpose since we got a discounted price) we also had a lot of corona leftover maybe like 24 bottles? A bit of hardbar leftover but not much (like no unopened bottles)
our bar was open for 7 hours.
Post # 7
I think you have too many options for hard liquor. I would narrow it down to 2 or 3 ( ie 7 bottles of vodka and 7 bottles of wiskey ect) and then beef up the beer and wine. People who drink a lot will likely have more than one beer an hour.
Post # 8
Thank you everyone for the quick replys! I will definitely take all of this into consideration!
Post # 9
I would also suggest more wine, but if your group doesnt drink much you might be fine. Even if you end up with too much wine, it’s always a great hostess gift for things in the future!
Post # 10
is there a bevmo near u? Mine allows us to return unopened bottles. You could then return the ones you don’t use.