(Closed) Please vote on my booze.

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How boozey do you think our guests will be?
    An average of 6.5 alcoholic drinks per person for 3.5 hours of open bar is PLENTY! : (54 votes)
    92 %
    Your friends and family are lushes.... up it to 8 servings per person on average! : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    that’s 2 drinks per person per hour…plenty!

    can you returned unopened bottles?

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Plus, you will have some people drink less and some drink more.. I think it will all equal out..

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee

    Two drinks per person per hour is plenty!

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think all of your numbers look good.  The only thing is that I’ve heard that white wine gets drank more than red but that didn’t happen at my wedding.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think it’s probably plenty.  IF  you can return unopened bottles, I might buy a little extra to be safe, but really I think you are going to have more than enough.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i woudl replace the bud with something else. a lot of people don’t like bud/bud light, and those that do would probably be fine with bud light.

    corona or yuengling are always good choices!

    Post # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think you’re good. We had like, 120 people at ours and 2 kegs, 12 bottles of white wine, 2 double barrels of red, and flats of sodas, in addition to a few handles of liquor. We ran out RIGHT at the end. And we’re talking a lot of frat guys at our wedding =]. I think you’ll balance just fine. Honestly the best thing that can happen to you is you RUN OUT right at the end!!!!

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think it looks like plenty. I agree though that you might want to adjust your white/red wine ratio unless you know your family is all red wine drinkers.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I agree that its plenty, but I would also get rid of the regular Bud, and only offer Budlight, along with something else.  I also agree that Corona is a good option (if doing bottles, make sure you have limes too).

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have no comment on the numbers but I did want to make one suggestion.  I see that you are offering Dos Equis but you did not specify which kind.  I wanted to suggest offering Dos Equis Amber as opposed to the Special Lager, since you will already have a light and non-light lager (Bud and Bud Light). Dos Equis Amber is a great beer, one of my favorite stand-bys, and it is the same price as the Special Lager. It is also very accessible (not too dark or hoppy).

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I would like to tell you too, that while we had wine and a full open bar with top shelf booze, a TON of people still drank beer.. We went through almost 6X the amount we were quoted.. I think they estimated us to go through 120 coors light and 120 octoberfest and we went through like 6X coors light… I would just make sure you have a back up plan if everyone is drinking beer..

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    This sounds like enough to me.  We had 100 guests.  We went through the equivalent of about 226 beers over 5 hours of open bar, and that was the most popular drink.  Wine was not ordered much at the bar, but we did put a bottle of red and a bottle of white on every table, I think most were gone.  We also had some liquor, I can’t remember how many bottles we went through.  Our open bar was almost double the time of yours and we had about 20 more guests, so I’m thinking you’re good!

    Also, those drink calculator websites DEFINITELY over guess, and we had tons and tons of bottles of mix left over, and several bottles of alcohol.

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