(Closed) Calculate Alcohol used

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

There is a powerful wedding alcohol calculator that will calculate cost and quantity of alcohol needed at:


By the way, congrats on your wedding, I’ve got a friend getting married on the same date, and my wedding is the week before 🙂

Post # 5
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can only tell you what my experience was…

We had 80 guests, all adults.  We bought 18 bottles of champagne, 5 cases of wine (3 red, 2 white), and 12 cases of beer.  We ran out of champagne early.  All of the wine was finished, but not before the party ended.  We returned 4 cases of beer, so we would have only needed 8.

We also had two cases of Diet Coke, one case of Coke, and 2 cases of sparkling water.  The water got finished, but the soda was barely touched.

Big caveats:  I knew that if we offered champagne, it would get finished.  We just had a champagne-loving crowd and we had super yummy bubbly.  I should have ordered at least 2 cases.  We got married in Northern California, where the wine is fabulous, and many of our guests were from out of town, so I should have known that wine would be more popular than beer.  I should have ordered another 1-2 cases of wine, and cut back on beer.

The last thing you want is to run out of booze, so I would buy from a store that lets you return unopened bottles of wine/cases of beer and buy more than you think you need.  (I don’t know what stores are near you, but I know that Costco and BevMo let you return.  So do most independent stores.)

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