(Closed) How many cans to get??

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Bumble bee

How many hours is it?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We provided our own drinks for our wedding as well. It worked out great! I’ll do the entire split, since we offered more than just soda and water, so you get an idea of how much in total our guests drank. We had 85 people present and were expecting 90 for a day-time May wedding. It was about 75 degrees outside, so not too hot. We had 12 children under 8. In total, we provided cans of soda, bottled water, bottled beer, lemonade and sangria.

We ended up purchasing 2 flats (24 cans in a flat) of mixed sodas (orange, grape, and gingerale). We purchased 3 flats of diet and 3 flats of coke.

I bought the 16.9 oz water bottles and purchased five 36-packs.

I made sure we bought extra water since the weather had changed so many times, and I wanted to be prepared in case it was really hot out. We ended up with a lot of left over. We had about 1.5 packs of water left, and about 1.5 flats total of canned soda left.

We also went through (was actually consumed at the wedding) about 5 gallons of lemonade, 8 or 9 12-packs of bottled beer, and 4 gallons of sangria.

I don’t have the sheet with how many drinks per person we aimed for, but I know we overshot quite a bit in total. We bought the soda and water at Sams Club along with country time lemonade mix. I found a wholesale beer place who put everything in the cooler 24 hours before pickup so everything was cold and we could use less ice.

Post # 8
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Honey bee

3 cans per person. Better to have leftovers than to run out. Bottles of water should be at least3-4 per person, especially with dancing as people will get tired and thirsty.

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