Post # 1
My husband and I were trying to add up the cost of our vow renewal.
We have decided to serve wine and beer, along with champagne for toasting. We don’t think an open bar is necessary for such a small group.
People will need to drive home, so they cannot drink too much.
The crowd will be a mix of young heavy drinkers and lightweights.
I don’t want to end up with too much wine left over.
So, we wanted red wine with dinner because we are having steak. I wanted to include some white because not everyone likes red. I love bubbly, so I want my husband and I to have just one bottle for ourselves and then the rest for toasting.
I also wanted to get some beer for the younger men.
Gaaah! Help me Bees.
Post # 3
With a mix of beer and champagne for toasts, I would say 10-12 bottles each of white and red wine. I’m not an expert though and you know your guests best!
Post # 5
@PositiveThinking: What happens to leftover wine? Do you get to keep it? You may as well over-estimate. It’s not like wine goes bad…I mean, not for many years.
Post # 6
I used this bevmo calculator to figure out howmuch of everything I needed. Its pretty accurate
Post # 7
Thanks for the calculator!
It said I would need 32 bottles of wine, 18 bottles of beer and six bottles of champagne.
That seems excessive. However, it is always better to have too much wine and food than not enough.
I really don’t believe that there needs to be a bottle of wine per adult, which is what 32 bottles of wine would end up being with 2 left over.
The calculator gave me a good ballpark. Thanks again!
Post # 8
I don’t want to have too much wine around the house.
My husband and I rarely drink.
Post # 9
I would always err on the side of caution and have too much. Unopened bottles can usually be returned for a refund or you can use them as host(ess) gifts when you’re invited places!
(that’s how I unloaded half the wine FH and I got as Christmas presents at work this year)