Post # 1
Hello Folks! I can’t seem to find an answer on the boards soo…
How much alcohol/variety is needed for a small (30-40ppl) wedding? Our original plan was to serve peach sangria and maybe some beers but I’ve heard its best to also have spirits w/mixers. What do yall suggest? It’s on a Friday night and the crowd is a mix of good friends (most drink) and family (that rarely drinks)
Thanks for any suggestions!
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@SugarFoot: I have a similar situation and honestly every time I have gone to a small party lately and spirits and mixers have been available everyone has gone for beer/wine. This has made me feel justified in just getting beer and wine.
Post # 5
We are doing beer and wine. The venue is also a restaraunt so there is a full bar if need be. The coordinator said to us to figure in an approx of 30 dollars or 3 drinks for every person. I’m pretty sure that’s their minimum anyway.
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I had the same # of guests and I only provided wine and champagne for our toast. Over half of my guests did not drink. Since I paid based on the bottles consumed, we drank 6 bottles. Guests who wanted something harder, ordered directly from the bar. Honestly, I would offer beer and wine.
Post # 7
I had the exact same size wedding. We had a case of red wine, a case of white, and maybe three or four cases of beer. The beer was all but finished, but we had a lot of wine left over. We also did a signature cocktail (called ‘Raspberry Beer’ by Sunset Magazine, oooor ‘Pink Panty Droppers’ by anyone who’s been to a frat party). This was really popular, I think almost everyone had some, and we went through I think 3-4 gallons.
I wouldn’t do liquor and mixers personally. We opted against it due to the small size of our wedding, and once you provide a variety of liquor and mixers, only a little bit of each is drunk. You’ll have a lot of leftovers.