(Closed) Spending twice as much on booze as food

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We spent 10.75pp on booze and 15.29pp on food.  No one cared that we went the cheap route on food when we had an open bar.  Our families come more for the booze than the food at a wedding.  I don’t want to know how many bottles of whiskey we went through.. lol.  But the bartender did tell us he went through more booze at our wedding than he did at weddings twice our size.  I call it getting our money’s worth!

Post # 4
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11239 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, when we realized that our venue is charging WAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much for booze, meaning that open bar for beer/wine/well liquor is TWICE as much as our catering + s’mores bar + cupcakes, I was like, “Yeeeeeeeah no.” We’re going to do consumption service for beer + wine instead.

Post # 5
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4041 posts
Honey bee

@Mrscdnnavywife:  Wow, how many glasses of beer and wine are you having per person at that cost?

We lucked out. We are doing an american food station (burgers, mac & chees, etc) a mexican food station (tacos, quesadillas, etc), a fresh salad bar and soups for only $23 per person (our venue is not a normal wedding venue…so prices are really reasonable) and we can bring in our own alcohol. Our friend own’s a liquour store so we are paying the at cost price. Our alcohol will be about $8 per person for 4 drinks per person.

 

Post # 7
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751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

Can I come! This sounds fun! 🙂

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