(Closed) How much booze did your guests actually CONSUME?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

O my, this is the part I’m dreading because it’s going to be so expensive lol. I’m glad someone asked this because I’ve always wondered about exactly what people drink. I would think your estimate sounds right? Maybe 2 kegs of beer because for my second engagement party, we had 30-40 guests and went through one keg in no time lol.

@finallygetting married: If you don’t mind me asking, how much was your bill? We are doing an open bar for 200 guests and it’s an adult mostly and we have some heavy drinkers. I’m really nervous lol.

Post # 18
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Legally, we were supposed to sell our liquor for 2.50 a drink. Good for us, still pretty good for the guests. So with that we broke about even. And you can always return unopened bottles or cases.

Post # 19
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had 100 guests, and in about 5-6 hours we went through:

75 litres of beer (1.5 50 litre kegs)

15 bottles of white

15 bottles of red

(the wine was put on the tables, and I don’t think anyone ordered more at the bar, I think they just took it off the tables, though we had more available)

4, 750mL bottles of rye

3, 750mL bottles of vodka

1.5, 750mL bottles of Pimm’s liqueur

Also, those calculators grossly overestimate how much mix you need.  We had TONS leftover.  TONS.

Post # 20
18 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

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We are having a day wedding as well and about 47 people coming. I was just going to do Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s because its a day wedding?

Post # 21
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@blondeeebuckeye: The scary thing to think about is that at my friend’s going away party last year, there were probably 10-15 people there and we went through about a case and a half of champagne.  I think that says a little more about my friends though and exactly why we picked a place where the alcohol is included in the price!

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