(Closed) How many wine glasses???

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

As a former event coordinator, I would say one per adult should be more than adequate 🙂

Post # 4
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think one per guest is the perfect number!

Post # 6
4824 posts
Honey bee

Is this self serve where glasses will be reused (if not placed down and lost? If not, isnt the typical estimate 2 drinks the first hour and one drink each additional hour so if glasses are not being reused, I would think you would need more.


I had self serve sangria at a shower I threw and I needed more than the number of people in glasses because people were losing their glasses and not sure which were theres so they would grab a new one for a refill.

Post # 7
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was told the “safe bet” is 2.5 glass turns per person for an event if people are not served only at their table, since they may set a glass down or change beverages.

Post # 8
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I got one per person, but not everyone drank so we had many unsued glasses. So therefore, I think you should be good with the one per person, bc those that don’t drink will be the “extras”

Post # 9
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

maybe no more than 1.5 x # of people.  Granted not everyone will drink but some people will set theirs down or even some could get broken.  Will they be picked up by staff and washed to be reused?  Are there other glasses for other beverages?

Post # 10
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think that it depends if you are having other beverages at your wedding.  We are having ours at a vineyard and I was surprised at the ratio of wine, beer, other that the owner gave us at typical weddings (he predicted a high ratio of beer drinkers from hundreds of past weddings there v. the wine — but i think it totally depends on the crowd).  I think 1 per person would be OK, since some may not have the 2 signature drinks… but I do agree to take into consideration that people may misplace their drinks or a couple could break… we are taking our guest list and doing an estimate (based on knowing them) who drinks what…even w/ coffee…and adding on more for miscalculations and casualities…

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