- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
I kind of have an idea how many glasses of wine you get out of the average bottle…
but I need to come up with some way to figure exactly how many bottles of wine I should plan on purchasing.
We are having a reception that is basically a big dinner, hopefully this will be happening in the party room of a nice restaurant in the city we are marrying in. So there’s no catering or any of that… just a private room, dinner, wine.
Right now we have a guest list of 49 people and I KNOW there are many who won’t come but I will budget as if they all will. 😉 So out of those 49, approximately 9 are under the legal age and won’t be drinking wine. So if everyone shows, that leave 40 people.
So.. what is the average number of glasses per person I would plan for?
Also, if you have a champagne toast, is it just a glass per person? Or less? or more? Because the champagne prices are yowza at this place, and I think we’d be better off bringing our own and paying their corking (?) fee….?
I was looking at the wine list for the restaurant we’re planning on going to for this… and that’s another problem. I am NOT wine savvy. I occasionally have a glass of shiraz or merlot and I know I like Australian wines. There, that’s the extent of my knowledge. I know when I buy a bottle I spend around $10-15 and anything cheaper than that tends to give me a headache.
I was trying to figure all the wine stuff out beforehand for budget reasons but I don’t know what wine to base that on when looking at this restaurants ENORMOUS wine list. 🙁
My natural inclination is to head to the bottom of the list price wise. Is that a good plan? LOL
Also should I try and decide now how many bottles and what price and then wait, or should I try and decide also how many bottles of WHAT (white, red, etc)?
We just can’t afford to go and play it by ear with the wait staff just bringing in more and more wine at $XX a bottle. I’d like to basically pre-reserve the number of bottles and have it already set aside in our party room and when it’s gone it’s gone. Make sense? That way everyone can have a glass or two (3 max?) and it’s not going to break us.
I can share the wine list here but it is VERY long so I didn’t… but I don’t know if the “cheaper” are any good. I’m guessing they must be decent or they wouldn’t be serving it, right? The restaurant is rated very highly in this town.
(we don’t live where we are marrying, so that’s why I am not just going around asking a million questions in person, by the way, and right now I can’t call long distance, long story!)