(Closed) Buying your own booze – HOW MUCH?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
235 posts
Helper bee

How many people are you having? I can tell you the estimate I got for 150 people if you’d like, but it also includes liquor.. There really is no way to know unfortunately…

Post # 5
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@speulie: I’d love to see the estimate you got, we’re expecting about the same number of people and are buying our own booze. Thanks!

Post # 6
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We used the evite drink calculators and bought additional…we had tons and tons left over. The evite drink calculator is fairly accurate I think.

Post # 7
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would ask your caterer and/or people at the wine store/brewery etc.  We stuck with what our caterer suggested.  I can’t remember the #’s right now but can find out.  We definitely would have run out if we’d had our estimated rsvp yes’s.  We bought enough beer/wine/champagne for 120 but only had 75 day of.  By the end of the night there were only a few open bottles and practically no beer or champage.  We had extra soda but that’s it.  Always buy more!

Post # 10
2 posts

We recently gave a reception for 250 people serving beer, wine, and soft drinks.  We called the wine shop called Total Wine.  The people there were very helpful and also agreed to buy back what we didn’t use.  We purchased 6 1.5 litre bottles of each white, red, and zinfandel wines.  We purchased 12 cases of beer – 4 cases of 3 different brands.  We did have extra, but I always would rather not run out.  The extra but not too much.  We brought it home, because we have another wedding to host in a few months.  If you have a Total Wine store near you, they are very helpful.

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