(Closed) How much did you spend on alcohol and how many guests did you have?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which would you enjoy more?

    Open bar

    Cash bar

    Only 4 options of beer, wine, and two signature drinks

    open bar until a certain time, then cash bar

  • Post # 32
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    Bumble bee

    Nothing!  SO’s family is Mormon, so they’d be offended by alcohol at the event, SO and I are anti-theist and atheist (respectively) and both teetotalers, so my family can just suck it up and deal.

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We’ll be having 75 guests and open bar until one hour prior to the end of the reception, with a limit of call drinks (no top shelf — too pricey!). We’re budgeting $1,200 (figuring one drink at an average of $4 per person, per hour); we don’t really have many heavy drinkers and we have a lot of non-drinkers.

    Post # 34
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @Polyphemus:  my whole family is Mormon. I am the only inactive one. Since I am 39 years old and paying for my wedding , we are having booze. I told my parents that they will just have to deal. I paid for this wedding all on our own and if we want to drink, we will drink. I did do a lemonade stand, smores bar and dessert table and photo booth for my family, becuase I did not want them to feel left out.

     

    I do understand how they would be uncomfortable, but this is a party and I am a party girl and family has always know that.

    Post # 35
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    Bumble bee

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    @SnowBunny420:  And if we had any desire at all to have alcohol at our wedding, we would definitely be taking the same approach, trust me!  But as I said, we’re both teetotalers;  we do not consume alcohol.  So we don’t particularly want it there, his entire family would be offended…and most of my family won’t really care.  The few that will can suck it up and deal.  I spent almost five years of my life tying up drunk people, and ended up being very badly injured by a group of them in the course of performing my duties.  I have nodesire to deal with even mild iintoxication at our reception.  I don’t consider alcohol part of a “party” environment – it puts me on extremely high alert and makes me very uncomfortable.   And SO is likely to call the cops at the first sign of trouble as it is (he has very little tolerance for…well…people – I’m the only person he’s ever found that he enjoyed spending time with).  So I’d like to minimize any potential issues there.

    Post # 36
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Zero on alcohol for the reception (we don’t drink). However we are getting two kegs of beer for the day-after pig roast for about 150 guests – however children are welcomed and expected so we will have non-alcoholic refreshments as well. I haven’t a clue as to how much kegs of beer cost.

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    @MrsN14:  I want that deal! Guess I should have shopped around more. Oh well!

    Post # 38
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Alcohol is an extra 45 per head on top of 100 per head for plated dinner.

    Post # 39
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    Sugar bee

    We plan on spending a bit more than 800 $. This is a rough estimation because it is included in the menu we chose : so that price goes for cockail + half a bottle of wine per guest, for 55 adults.

    There will not be any open bar, however the restaurant where we’re having the reception has a wine card (it’s a vineyard), so if guests want to drink any extra alcohol, they can buy it themselves. We offer a fair amount of wine for dinner I think (well for me half a bottle or wine means 2 or 3 glasses, and is enough to make me feel a bit drunk so I can’t imagine people will actually complain they don’t have enough). 

    In both our familes it is very common to have wine with dinner or just drink it while having a chat with friends, even on weekdays for casual dinner, so we really couldn’t imagine not offering it, but it is quite expensive when compared to other things we will buy. 

    Post # 40
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Our open bar was $27 per person for 4 hours of liquor, beer, wine, etc.

    Post # 41
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We are expecting about 70 people. The resturant is charging $20/pp for wine and beer only for 3 hours and $25/pp for 4 hours.

    Post # 42
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Open bar. $5K for premium liquor for 100-115 guests.

    Post # 43
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We had beer, wine and DIY cocktails (no bartender – it was at a family friend’s farm) with an open bar stocked with bottles of liquor and folks could make their own drinks. 70 Guests @ $800 for liquor – $1000 include sodas and mixers for about 6 hours.

    Post # 44
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @Polyphemus:  lol that is funny.

     

    We have 1 person that I told Fiance that we need to talk to. I feel if anyone is loud and annoying it will be this person. So I told Fi we need to have a chat before we have our wedding. My parents are devout mormon and they have never drank a lick in their life, so I know for a fact they will not tollerate any drunkeness.

     

    Have a super day and enjoy your beautiful day!

     

     

    Post # 45
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    Blushing bee

    80 Guests- roughly 15-20 did not drink. We purchased it ourselves- about $400-600 total with 3 beers, 3 wines, and 1 signature drink.

    Post # 46
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We had an open bar for about 140 people and paid around $1500.

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