Post # 1
Our venue asked for a count of the people who will be drinking. They suggested asking on our invitations for a count. I am no going to do that but I was thinking about putting it on the wedding website where they can RSVP. I can’t figure out how to word it. Any ideas?
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
I’ve never heard of a place asking for a drinking count. Did they explain why they specifically needed to know how many people were drinking?
Post # 3
I just assumed anyone over 21 would be drinking expect for my LDS friends.
I would just give them the number of guests over 21 who will be attending.
Post # 4
We used a drink calculator for our wedding:
We had guests who were heavy drinkers and others who are teetotalers. We used the calculator to guestimate how much alcohol we needed. We did well enough (and had some good wine left over afterward 😉 ).
Post # 5
To echo PPS, why need a specific count? Maybe just give them a list over everyone of age coming to your wedding?
Post # 6
Just assume 95% of your 21+ guests will be drinking. That’s absurd to ask people in advance.
Post # 7
That’s weird to put on your invitations. We assumed everyone who was 21 and up was drinking except those we knew were pregnant or didn’t drink for religious reasons, ~5 people out of 130. If you know your guests well, you should have a good estimate for how many people will be drinking.
Post # 8
I would just assume everyone over the legal age, unless you know specific people dont drink to minus them. Example, you have 2 pregnant friends, 1 mormon and 1 sober = 4 that you can deduct from your adult total.
Please dont ask people in advance, very awkward.
Post # 9
Just assume everyone of legal drinking age will be drinking, unless they are known not to drink.
Even though some people might be designated driver they probably won’t have decided that until very shortly before the wedding. Even people that aren’t big drinkers usually have a drink or two at a wedding.