Post # 1
We’re having about 100 guests, about 80 of whom will be drinking. They’re mostly beer and wine folks, with some mixed drinks thrown in. The calculator recommends only 12 bottles of red wine and 12 bottles of white, which I think seems REALLY low. I mean, you need one bottle per two people…right? Any thoughts? Experiences to share?
Post # 3
@peachacid: I don’t really have experience except that i drink wine, but that seems really low. Do you think that most people are beer drinkers? or is it a mix? Can you take the extra wine home? What kind of calculator did you use, was it from your vendor?
Post # 4
That’s really low IMO. We ordered slightly to much but for comparison we are having 130 guests and we ordered 60 bottles of red 60 bottles of white and 30 bottles of a sweet wine that really doesn’t even taste like wine.
Post # 5
I work weddings alot. The wine, is ALWAYS gone/ ran out when 2 bottles per table. (8-10 people per table).
Post # 6
@peachacid: if you figure 5 glasses per bottle; 12 whites and 12 reds should yield 60 glasses of each. So assuming each person drinks both white and red (which I don’t think most people do); that yields about 1.5 glasses per person
Post # 7
I’ve just been googling calculators and looking at what they say. Basically I think we’re almost not going to have hard liquor. We’ll need gin and tonic makings for my grandfather and uncle, and maybe my cousins if they’re in the mood. I think everyone else would be happy with beer and wine. And champagne OF COURSE.
How many glasses of wine can someone drink in four hours? Four? Five? TEN?
Post # 8
@peachacid: I’m a fairly heavy wine drinker, and I can’t imagine having more than three glasses!
Post # 9
Okay, this is what I just put together:
6 cases of Smuttnose. That’s 144 bottles of beer.
12 bottles of rose champagne. That’s all for me. HA.
And 18 bottles of regular champagne. Total drinks: 180.
30 bottles of red wine; 30 bottles of white wine. Total drinks: 300.
One bottle of gin for the old guy.
That’s a total of 624 drinks for 80 people for 4 hours. 7.8 drinks a person. About two drinks an hour.
Probably reduce the amount of champagne in favor of wine? We’re not doing a champagne toast.
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@peachacid: Our estimate by the venue was high, as was my BFFs for her wedding. Our friends didn’t go as crazy as we might have thought and we knew most of the adults wouldn’t drink.
Unless you’re buying all the alcohol yourself, before the event I think over-estimating is the way to go! Or buy something you like so you’ll have it for months to come!
Post # 11
If every person Is drinking just the wine then it seems low, but once you factor in other drinks it takes away from the wine.
we had 60 bottles of wine, and brought home 24. We had 2 bottles on each table for dinner and no one really drank more after that, they switched to the beer and liquor most of them.
Post # 12
@peachacid: If you are not having a champagne toast, why not eliminate it altogether. Unless you love it or absolutely have to have it, I think wine is more popular.
Post # 13
So, the 12 and 12 numbers for our 100 guests worked fine – I know we had leftover wine. BUT, we also had beer and mixed drinks, and there were non-drinkers, probably close to your numbers. Also no wine on the tables for dinner, so that probably made a difference. Our wine store allowed us to return any unused bottles (which we didn’t; no harm in having extra wine around) but that might be an option for you if you want to make sure you have enough!
Post # 14
@peachacid: That does sound like a lot of champagne Although champagne is what I’m planning on drinking all night at my wedding and I can easily make it through at least a bottle by myself!
We ordered 3 cases each of one red and one white wine for our 100-120 person wedding. Then we’re getting 3 different kinds of beer. I think it’s going to be way way more than we need, but it’s not like it’ll go bad so we’ll just drink it after the wedding. We do have some pretty heavy drinkers though, and there will be a lot of younger 20 somethings there. I would probably drink at least 4 drinks at a four hour wedding reception, maybe 5 or 6 if I have a ride home 😉
Post # 15
Yes you will. we ran out SO fast.
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@peachacid: Um I will totally drink a whole bottle of wine at a wedding over the course of a 6-8 hour party! If not more! lol. As will a lot of my friends. Have you tried the Evite calculator? You can put in the number of heavy, moderate, and light drinkers, which might be good if you have any big partiers.