(Closed) HELP! Serving Wine, Beer & Margaritas ONLY! How much to buy?

posted 4 years ago in DIY
  • poll: If you could choose between the following drinks, which would you choose FIRST?
    Wine (Includes Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio & Champagne) : (15 votes)
    39 %
    Beer (Includes Bud Light, Corona & Pale Ale) : (3 votes)
    8 %
    Margaritas (Includes Strawberry & Original) : (20 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    My friend just did this at her wedding in April!  Ask whoever you’re buying your beer and wine from- they can calculate it for you based on your guest list and how many adults you have vs, kids, etc. My husband does this for a living 🙂

    Post # 4
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    9918 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    What pale ale do you mean?

    Post # 5
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    2213 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I usually go for wine, but if you had margaritas, that’s what I’d get first! 

    I feel like most margarita people are also wine people, but i could be wrong!  In my neck of the woods, it seems that most people enjoy beer, and if they do, they typically just drink beer, since other drinks can be so sweet.

    It really depends on what your crowd is like.  We also have to figure this stuff out (we’re getting wine and beer, plus champagne for a toast), and one of my friends is going to ask her dad how much we should need (he was a catering director until he retired)

    About how many people are you having?

    Post # 6
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    526 posts
    Busy bee

    OMG I love this!! I don’t drink wine or beer, so receptions with only those are terrible for me.  But MARGARITAS!!! how fun!! GREAT IDEA!! I would think people would get these over the others at least at first because of the novelty of it…

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @karaleanne:  Street tacos sound incredible 🙂

    Our friends did beer/wine/ritas at their reception…..and the margaritas were gone EASILY an hour in, then the wine went, and lastly the beer.

    Post # 12
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We had beer wine and margaritas! Beer was not drank that much. Moscato was a hit and so were the margaritas. 

    Post # 13
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

     

    @karaleanne:  Oh, in some states you can’t return beer (FL) but you can return extra wine and liquor, so take that into consideration. 

    Post # 16
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    2213 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @karaleanne:  Oh man…tacos.  I want to come to your wedding!  We’re probably having BBQ, but tacos sound so good right now…

    If it were me, I would plug your 90 people into some random drink calculator, and buy the amount of beer it recommends, and then for the wine recommendation, get 60-70% of that in wine and 60-70% in margaritas.  Does that make sense?  A little over half for both, since it’ll be hard to know who will choose what.

    Or, you could try asking your taco vendor what they think!

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