(Closed) Alcohol it is!

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Am I getting enough alcohol for 150 guests?
    No, you need more kegs. : (6 votes)
    11 %
    No, you need more wine. : (26 votes)
    46 %
    No, you need more kegs AND wine. : (18 votes)
    32 %
    Yes, that should be fine. : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Doesn't matter... if you run out, you run out. : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    1313 posts
    Bumble bee

    I am also doing keg beer and wine for ~130-150 guests.

    We are getting 3 kegs, 24 bottles of wine, and a signature drink (probably 150 glasses worth, not sure yet). Hope that helps!

    Keep in mind, some of our guests are heavy drinkers and I am taking into account FMIL’s 4 sisters who drink A LOT of wine 😉

    Post # 4
    1843 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’re having 150 guests as well and doing 4 kegs but FI’s friends are heavy drinkers and almost everyone drinks beer.  We are also doing wine – 6 white and 6 red.

    Post # 5
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    You for sure need to double your wine count.  Possibly triple.  I think the above count is a lot more on track.

    Post # 7
    1313 posts
    Bumble bee

    @kperry3: I think you are ok if you are concerned about the heavy drinkers. If you run out, you run out. I might do a couple more bottles of wine, but the keg count I feel is ok. I would honestly cut back on ours too, but that is something I have decided to compromise with my SO on… wish me luck, lol!


    Post # 8
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Just watch out for the heavier drinkers going through multiple glasses faster, and then people that only want one or two glasses not getting any because they didn’t act fast enough. It’s not really fair…

    Post # 10
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    The general rule that I have heard is to expect 2 drinks for the first hour and 1 drink for guests per hour thereafter.  Keep in mind that a lot of drinks will be left on tables and not completed.  In addition, some guests may drink more than others.  You know your guests best though.  Also, people that don’t often drink may socially drink at weddings as well.

    Edit: I just wanted to say that I do know men who drink wine, particularly with dinner.

    Post # 11
    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would definitely add to the wine count and possibly another keg at least.

    You should also think about what happens if you do run out. Let the frat boys know there’s very limited beer.  And hopefully it’ll work out 🙂

    I usually count 3 drinks for the first hour and 2 for the next two, and 1 for the last hour.  And if you’re calculating soft drinks I usually stick with 3 for the whole time.  As the above poster mentioned people lose their drinks and just go get another one or will drink more than they normally would.

    Good luck!

    Post # 12
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I would add more… even if you aren’t catering to the heavier drinkers, you may leave some with nothing.  Are you able to returned unopened bottles or kegs?  We are able to do that, so we are ordering TONS of alcohol.  

    Post # 14
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Our venue gave us a list of what’s needed per hundred guests.  They suggested 2 cases of wine (24 bottles). 

    Post # 15
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Uh…along with other things….

    Post # 16
    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Looks like you’ve gotten a lot of good answers, but i though i should tell you what we’re going to do.

    We’re not rich so we’re buying all the drinks ourselves from the store and then i got my friend to bartend at the venue. Our guests will get wine with their food (this will probably be about 3-4 glasses per person) and then after dinner there is the coffe and something (baileys or cognac) to go along with the cakes.

    For the party (reception) we’re having a very cheap cash bar, both to keep the big drinkers from getting to wasted and so that we won’t be stuck with a gigantic bill…

    All our guest understand that we can’t afford to keep them with alcohol all night. (we’re having a very small wedding with just closest family and a few of our closest friends)

    Hope you figure it out! Good luck!

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