Post # 1
His family drinks Whiskey (quite heavily) and beer on occasion
My family drinks Beer and whiskey on occasion
Our friends and most of the females will drink our signature drink (electric lemonade- my favie) and the wine we’re buying
and his friends drink beer like there is no tomorrow…….so..
A 5 hour reception for 150 guests total.. that includes children and people who wont drink.. how much alcohol should i get?
Post # 3
i am thinking
1-16 gallon keg Bud Light
1- 8 gallon keg Budweiser (his favorite, and a family essential)
20 Bottles of wine- 3 glasses each
100 Signature Drinks
and three bottles of champagne for the bridal party.. one for before, two for toasting at the wedding..
is this enough?
Post # 4
Typically you plan on 1-2 drink per hour per person is what most catering companies use to figure out numbers. However, a more conservative way to gauge is plan on 2 drinks per person for the first hour then 1 drink per person after that. If everyone is heavy drinkers then maybe stick with the 2 drinks per person. Have PLENTY of water available as well as other non-alcoholic drinks as well!
Post # 5
I found some information here and put it below.
You can manually calculate the alcohol you need.
- First, estimate how many people will be drinking at the event.
- Second, multiply this number by four (most people drink 2 to 3 standard drinks at a party. We estimate one extra drink per person so that you won’t run out!) This tells you the number of standard drinks you need to accommodate.
- Next, translate this standard drinks number into the different kinds of drinks. A bottle of beer provides one drink, a 750ml bottle of wine provides five drinks, and a 750ml bottle of any spirit is about 17 drinks.
- Finally, multiply those numbers by the preference percentages (ex. 50% beer, 25% wine, 25% spirits) and you have a shopping breakdown of the alcohol you need to buy.