(Closed) Help – how many glasses per person do I need?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I think if your friends are relatively easy-going, they’d be fine with reusing glasses.  BUT, I’d keep in mind that once it gets dark and people get a little drunk, they might misplace their glass.  I know I’ve gone through several in an evening for that reason….

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had *almost* enough wine glasses for each person & almost enough beer mugs. We used plastic cups for mixed drinks (the short, thicker, clear glasses you get at party stores, much nicer than solo cups). Our reasoning was that people would most likely reuse glassware, but, if we were to run out, we could just switch to serving beer/wine in the plastic cups without much trouble. It worked great. We actually had a lot of unused glasses, since most people stuck to only beer or only wine. We had LOTS of plastic cups, and just returned the unopened containers. (I think we had around 65 adults, and we had 50 wine/50 beer glasses, if I’m remembering correctly).

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Red and white wine are not usually served in the same glass but if you’re being fairly relaxed about the whole thing, I would say buy one of each style (wine, beer, softdrink) for each attendee.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@anothersmith:  Although it’s not “proper”, most restaurants in the states serve both out of the same glass (not all restaurants, but most). There are also “in between” type wine glasses, that are okay for both white & red, even if it’s not really preferable. 

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