(Closed) Alcohol?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
3832 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
10275 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

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
7348 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

To echo PPS, why need a specific count? Maybe just give them a list over everyone of age coming to your wedding? 

Post # 6
14090 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just assume 95% of your 21+ guests will be drinking.  That’s absurd to ask people in advance.

Post # 7
289 posts
Helper bee

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
7981 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
2610 posts
Sugar bee

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. 

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