(Closed) How much wine should be buy, any general tips? please!

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You didn’t specify in your post, but are you bottling your own wine or buying bottle from liquor store?

We bottled our own and needed to order in batches of 30, so that may control how much you have to commit to?

We ordered 120 bottles for a wedding of 170 and had about 45 bottles left over. I know our numbers are higher, but if it helps at all 🙂 We had to order in 30’s, so did 60 red, 60 white.

Post # 4
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

How long will your reception last? Also, are you serving any other alchohol?

Post # 5
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Are you also having beer or other beverages? I think that affects it too. We had beer and wine for our 75 person wedding. We had 60 bottles of wine and 216 bottles of beer. Of that, people actually drank 42 bottles of wine and 96 bottles of beer. My full breakdown is here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/self-catered-alcohol-the-results

Post # 6
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had beer, wine and liquour. Let me tell you, we’re going to have wine at our house for a year leftover, and we’re heavy drinkers.


Post # 7
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Here is a link for a “party calculator” from the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario).  You just have to input the number of guests you have and how long the party is (the max you can input is 3 hours, so if your reception is longer you will have to play around with the number a little bit.  My reception is 6 hours so it was easy for me to just double the numbers).  If you are only having wine, input that 100% of your guests will drink wine, and it will come up with a number for you.

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/jsp/calculator.jsp’ defer=’defer

All the amounts are in Canadian dollars, so just ignore that part!

Hope this helps!

Post # 9
3518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Keep in mind that each bottle will give you 5 glasses of wine, so you’ll need 15 bottles to give everyone one glass.  Just keep multiplying depending on how many drinks you want everyone to have, then subtract the other things they might be drinking.

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