Post # 1
Hi bees, this is a tuff one, since it really depends on so many things, but I would love to have some general guidelines on this!!
Here are our stats: Give or take 75 people at the wedding. We will be serving white wine, red wine and rose. All the tables will start off with one bottle of each. We will also have a bottle of sparkling grape juice on the table. So….any thoughts as to how many of each we will need?
Post # 3
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
How long will your reception last? Also, are you serving any other alchohol?
Post # 5
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
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
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.
All the amounts are in Canadian dollars, so just ignore that part!
Hope this helps!
Post # 8
Wow, you guys have been super helpfull!!!!! We will have a cash bar available for guests who prefer something other than wine. We are getting married on a wine farm and must use their wines, but still need to spesify how much we need so we can calculate costs. Our reception will be a max of 6 hours- they calculator suggests about 90 bottels for that, which sounds a bit much- but at least I have a ball park figure now.
Now, I was wondering, statisticly, how many ppl prefer red as apose to white or even rose, think I will start a poll! 🙂
Thank you!!!!! 🙂 this helped me so much
Post # 9
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.