(Closed) Brides who stocked their own bars…

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We went to a local wine shop that runs a beverage service for weddings.  He asked us some questions about our guest list, our budget, our menu, the formality of the event, etc., and then told us how much beer and wine we needed and made a few recommendations.  We placed the beer and wine order through him and he’ll deliver it to the venue a few days before the event.  He also told us how many handles of each type of liquor to purchase on our own.  It was very helpful.

Post # 4
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

10 bottles of wine (red/white), 1 keg of beer, 2 bottles of Patron, 2 bottles of vodka, 2 bottles of Jameson, 2 bottles of Jack, several ice buckets filled with bottles of beer and water, 4 bottles of cranberry, 3 gallons of orange juice, 1 bottle of jager, several cans of red bull, 6 bottles of champagne., 1 thing of brandy (I dunno why), and some more that I am probably forgetting …

This was for 160 people

We had more then enough, I let the groomsmen take the rest to Stagecoach with them…


Post # 5
2889 posts
Sugar bee

We stuck to beer and wine because we were overwhelmed with what to get to stock a full bar. Also our caterer could not serve shots for some insurance reason so it was just easy not to have the LQ so this never came up as a problem. We did a red and white wine and 3 differnt types of bottled beer (a summer microbrew, an import and a classic light) plus spakrling and still water and a selection of soda and lemonade and iced tea. We bought 25 bottles of each wine which gave us 50 bottles for a max guest count of 100. We also had like 3-4 cases of each beer if I remember correctly (we bought the beer at the same time as some for the welcome BBQ so I’m not exactly sure). Typing that out, I can see why we had so much leftover. We had 85 guests drinking from 4-11pm and a full fridge at the end of the night and not because people did not drink but because we way over bought. 

The caterer pre-set 1 bottle of red wine and one bottle of white wine on each table before dinner and I don’t think many tables needed a refill even though I esentially bought enough so each table could have 2 of each wine which was based on my personal experience at recent weddings as well as an online beverage calculator. 

Post # 6
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We only served beer, wine and champagne at our wedding. We had 120 guests and at least 100 people that drink alcohol. We have a lot of friends who drink a lot, so we bought way more than we needed because we didn’t want to run out. That was a big mistake. We bought 4 cases of beer, 16 white wines, 16 red wines and 25 bottles of champagne. After the night was over we were stuck caring home the rest and is still in our garage. We have over 2 cases of beer, 8 bottles of white wine (which neither of us will drink) 5 bottles of red wine and 6 bottles of champagne all just sitting in our garage.

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