Drink options & how much booze to buy for bridal shower?

posted 11 months ago in Parties
Post # 2
1933 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

30 guests x average of 2 (or 3?) alcoholic drinks pp (that’s what I would assume unless your friends are big partiers OR most don’t drink much) = 60 (90?) alcoholic drinks.  So next you need to just do the math. 

I’d also assume most people would drink wine and sangria, versus beer, again not knowing your friends.  For an afternoon party in the summer, I’d think lighter wine like white wine or sparkling wine, plus your sangria, should be the bulk of it.

Post # 3
1644 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

djbeats :  Please have seltzer water and/or other non alcoholic drinks for people who dont drink and/or virgin mimosa

Post # 6
206 posts
Helper bee

I think I would primarily have a pinot grigio, a sav blanc and a chardonnay on offer. But I would also organise a variety of juices. They are great for non-drinkers but you can also make mimosas or a mimosa bar, a great way to keep drink costs down!  Personally, be tempted to nix red wine to make it easier on myself but you could always have a couple on hand in case.


Post # 7
922 posts
Busy bee

Definitely have regular white wine and some juices. White wine+club soda=white wine spritzer, not sangria, and it’s not to everyone’s taste. (unless there are other ingredients in this that you didn’t list, in which case ignore this piece).

I would do more white than red because it’s summer. Other suggestions PPs had are good as to the type. I feel like pinot grigio is pretty much liked by everyone. Stay away from moscato, white zinfandel, and other very sweet wines.

Post # 9
922 posts
Busy bee

Makes sense! I think it’s great you have some options for people to customize their drink. 

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