(Closed) How Much Alcohol?!?!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

if you do rum and vodka, you need mixers, too.

We did 1 keg, 24 bottles of white wine, 2 double barrles of red (yep that’s it!) and 2 1.5 Liter bottles of gin and vodka each. We had 125 people at our wedding and people like their booze. We ran out of everything about 30 minutes before we ended (perfect timing to me) with 12 bottles of white wine left and 1 bottle of red. That’s it! For the gin and vodka, we offered 2 signature cocktails and had maybe 4 bottles of Schnapps for the mixers (i had calculated it out beforehand how much would be needed), and tonic and lime juice for the gin and tonic (the other signature drink–popular amongst the fraternity brothers). THen we had a flat of coke and a flat of sprite for standard mixers in case someone wanted a soda or didn’t like our signature martinis. So you could scale up a little based on my experiences. 

We figured everyone likes Bud Light (it is st louis after all) and the martinis went over good with my bridesmaids so we knew it’d be popular with the ladies, and the gin and tonic was great for the men. Mostly the older people drank the wine. The younger ppl were all about our signature drinks

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Great question, we’ve been wondering the same.  Thanks for the link @gocubbies.

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Sugar bee

@gocubbies – thanks for the awesome link!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

AT OUR VENUE WE HAD THE PRICE OF RED AND WHITE WINE,  BEER, SOFT DRINKS, JUICES, AND SPARKLING WATER ILLIMITED ALL EVENING ADDED FOR JUST A FEW EXTRA $$ A PERSON. i DONT DRINK AND MY FIANCE ONLY DRINKS BEER.

DO WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU…. IF YOU GIVE YOUR GUEST THE CHOICE OF THOSE THEY DONT NEED HARD LIQUOR. AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT OTHER THAN THE OCCASIONAL OLDER UNCLE OR GRANDFATHER WHO MIGHT ENJOY A SCOTCH, THE ONLY REASON WHY PEOPLE MIGHT WANT HARD ALCOHOL IS TO GET DRUNK… THEN YOU GET THE CHANCE OF HAVING WONDERFUL WEDDING CRASHERS

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Lybyana–Its not necessarily true that “the only reason people might want hard alcohol is to get drunk.” I don’t like wine or beer, so I drink hard liquor (in mixed drinks), at home, when I go out, at weddings. I may get drunk, but I often do not. I’m not saying you have to offer liquor–you can do whatever you want–but its not fair to assume that people ONLY drink liquor to get drunk. And, you can get just as drunk on beer.

On another note, apparently our friends and family drink alot, because we’re planning on 3.5 or 4 kegs for 150 people. At a recent wedding, they went through 2 for 100 people and we expect more drinkers than they had. (and this is on top of wine and liquor)

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