(Closed) Alcohol – help!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3121 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Plantation:  Is it going to be fully open? 

Post # 4
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Oh man, that’s a lot of people! Do you know what your guests like to drink? I’d average one drink per hour per person, cuz some will go way over that but others way under, and do some math from there.

Post # 5
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Try to keep it as simple as possible. I don’t know if this will work for you but… our guest list is 160 and we are going to have 2-3 bottles of certain bottles of liquor. and probably just 1 bottle of tequila for shots.  

We are supplying our own liquor, but the bartenders are only doing drinks that we will have listed on a sign in front of the bar. These are generally the most common drinks and some will already be premade, so people can just grab it instead of waiting in line. I believe its going to be Jack/Coke, Rum/Coke, Seven/Seven, and something else….

We will have three kegs for beer (Bud Light, Coors Light and Pyramid) and a few bottles of red and white wine.

Post # 6
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

From an online calculator:

200 Guests
Red Wine: 20 bottles
White Wine: 20 bottles
Champagne: 40 bottles
Beer: 240 bottles
Vodka: 8 bottles
Gin: 4 bottles
Rum: 4 bottles
Bourbon: 4 bottles
Scotch (blended): 4 bottles

250 Guests
Red Wine: 24 bottles
White Wine: 24 bottles
Champagne: 50 bottles
Beer: 300 bottles
Vodka: 10 bottles
Gin: 5 bottles
Rum: 5 bottles
Bourbon: 6 bottles
Scotch (blended): 5 bottles

Planners estimate one drink per person per hour. (A bottle of wine or Champagne contains five drinks; a liter of spirits, 22.) For each bottle of spirits, you need three containers of mixers—club soda, tonic, juice, and so on. Warm weather outdoor weddings call for more clear liquors (for vodka gimlets and gin-and-tonics), cocktail parties might prompt guests to order martinis, and multi-course sit-downs will necessitate plenty of wine.

Post # 9
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We estimated 5 drinks/1 bottle of wine/6-pack of beer per guest and it worked out pretty well.  We ran out of champagne, but my husband way underestimated how much people love to drink champagne at weddings.  :o)

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