(Closed) Alcohol at wedding — was the calculator accurate?

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I work weddings alot. The wine, is ALWAYS gone/ ran out when 2 bottles per table. (8-10 people per table).

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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 # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@peachacid:  I’m a fairly heavy wine drinker, and I can’t imagine having more than three glasses!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • 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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yes you will. we ran out SO fast.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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.

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