Post # 1
So our venue is allow us to bring our own alcohol, but they will provide the bartender, glassware, etc.
The wedding will have tops 200 people. Summer destination wedding taking place in the evening… party will honestly run from 8 p.m. to the wee morning. My family and friends party pretty hard. This is what I am thinking in terms of bottles:
1. Red: 40 bottles
2. White: 30 bottles
3. Champagne: 30 bottles
4. Beer: 300 bottles
5. Vodka: 15 bottles
6. Rum: 4 bottles
7. Scotch/Whiskey: 4 bottles
8. Tequila: 3 bottles
9. Brandy: 3 bottles
10. Ouzo: 4 bottles
I am thinking for sure we will have at least one specialty drink, which will be a martini or some sort.
I am really afraid of not having enought… honestly I have no issues overbuying as I am sure we will use it up the day after (inner family gathering party).
Thanks for your help bees!
Post # 3
@MrsTickledPink: I would say that’s perfect. I am super paranoid amount running our of anything so I know I’ve bought waaay too much!
Bevmo has a calculator on their website so you can enter all the specs of your wedding and it will give you a good estimate
Post # 4
@lollygagon thanks for the suggestion… Will look it up.
would love to hear from others as well 🙂
Post # 5
it is cheaper to buy wine by the case, instead of by the bottle. In your case I would do three cases (12 bottles in each case) of White and Sparkling, and 4 cases of Red. I think you’re over doing it on the Rum and Vodka. Are you buying 750ml or 1.75’s? Usually 1.75’s will come out at a better cost per ml.
Also, you don’t want people getting too wasted at your wedding. Trust me. Our friends and family partied hard too. After we left for the night artwork got broken, guests had a cake fight (outside thankfully), and my brother threw up in an alley. A wedding is already reason enough to celebrate, it will be ok if you run out of something.
Post # 6
When I read the title before I clicked, I thought you meant semi-DIY in that you’re buying the hard alcohol, but the guests are mixing their own drinks. Then I imagined our own guests doing that. Then I became terrified.
Glad you meant something else. 😉
Post # 7
@Ixtlali: good point on buying wine by the case. I was initially thinking the 750ml Bottles for hard liquor. I am super paranoid pof running out, so I rather order a lot more. But good point on marking sure that the guests do not get too intoxicated… Ekks about what happened at your wedding!
@galaxygray12: hhahahahaha I would be terrified too!