(Closed) cost of alcohol?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
Member
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Are you doing DIY?

If so, I will work it out for you. 

Post # 4
Member
1088 posts
Bumble bee

@tksjewelry: sorry for thread jacking here.. but we have a guest list of 200 (however we are having a children friendly wedding) so not every person will be drinking obviously.. at our venue we get to bring in our own alcohol, we only need pay the bartender fee. we’re planning on having beer and wine, how much beer (either cans or bottles) and bottles of wine should we get? thanks for any help

Post # 6
Member
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@pandaboo: If I were you, I would stick with a keg.  Easier and WAY cheaper.  For the wine, what percentage of your guests will drink wine in your best guess?  Do you know if your friends and family have red or white preferences?

@GreatGatsby: Another quick question, do any of your friends or family like gin?  And is there anything special that your group tends to gravitate towards like spiced rum or a certain vodka?

Post # 7
Member
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@GreatGatsby: Oh, and do they provide mixers or do you have to?

Post # 8
Member
1088 posts
Bumble bee

@tksjewelry: oh good idea! I have never gotten a keg before.. i know this might be the dumbest question but where do you get them? haha and hmmm probably about 30% of the guests, i think the majority will be drinking beer. & white wine I think is preferred.

p.s. i live in utah where we have STRICT alcohol rules so I don’t even know if we can purchase  kegs or how that’ll work……

Yup just went over the Utah laws on private parties  (weddings included) we can’t have kegs, only places allowed to have them are bars, restaurants, club, you get the idea… 🙁

Post # 9
Member
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ pandaboo – Contact your local liquor store and ask, they will be able to give you all the information.   If they carry kegs they will usually rent you a tub for it and the tap.  I am sure that your FH or his friends will know how to set them up.  Your caterer may also already have a keg cooler, something to ask them about.

Do you have Trader Joes near you?

Post # 12
Member
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@GreatGatsby:  perfect, I will work up a list for you.  I will assume that you will want to throw a few bottles of champagne into the mix.  I make one suggestion, I would use a “well” liquor base and use your own labels to wrap the bottles.  That way most people will not even notice what you are serving.

You can easily make something similar and wrap any liquor bottle with just  “vodka” on it.

Also, I didn’t see anything on their list about glassware, something to ask them about. 

Post # 13
Member
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@GreatGatsby: OMG, I totally forgot,  What state are you in?  And in what area?  You can PM me if you want to keep that private.

Post # 16
Member
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@GreatGatsby: Not if you make them to match everything else, I doubt people will even notice.  The only thing that would be crazy obvious is Jack Danials vs well wiskey, and that will depend on your friends/family preferences.

 

The topic ‘cost of alcohol?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors