(Closed) STOCKING THE BAR QUESTIONS

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Honestly, unless you know that your guests are bigger beer/liquor drinkers than wine drinkers, I don’t think that will be nearly enough wine. We are doing a case of white & a case of red (12 bottles each) for a 100 person wedding on a Sunday when we know many of our guests do not drink/are light drinkers. 

Each bottle of wine will be approximately 5 glasses, if that helps you. We went through our list and estimated the drinking of each guest, then rounded up. For example, I’d literally look and guestimate Bridesmaid or Best Man1 will drink 4 glasses of wine max, Bridesmaid or Best Man1’s date will drink approx 5 beers, etc. It took maybe half an hour, but it was definitely worth having an estimation that was specific to MY guests, not just some online drink calculator.

(IF you’re interested, we’re also doing 1 keg and 2 signature drinks, we’ll probably buy 2-3 bottles of liquor for each sig drink)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Also, how did you choose your wines? If you’re set on those, and you know your guests like them, great. However, if you’d like unsolicited input (sorry, I worked at a restaurant and got a ton of wine training, so just ignore me if you didn’t want input): 

White zinfandel & reisling are generally liked by the same “kind” of drinker. I.e. someone who likes reisling will generally like white zin (this is a generalization, but you have to make these judgements when you’re selecting 3 drinks). You don’t have a white that would satisfy a dry white wine drinker, however. I would recommend choosing either white zin or reisling, and replacing the other with a chardonnay or sauv blanc. That’s just my opinion, though, so take it with a grain of salt, you know your audience best. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sorry, double posted!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My friend had a wedding with 201 people.. she bought 50 bottles of red and 50 of white and they ended up with only 3 left over. I think you need more wine!

 

ETA: that is about 1/2 bottle per person. I should mention, wine on tables was free, but drinks at the bar cost money. That may have been why so many people indudged in wine!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I think you need more wine. I’m really not a fan of any of the wines listed (I drink dry white, mainly Pinot Grigio) and I’m sad to see Tequila (margaritas) as the only liquor available. I’m sure I would find something to drink, but maybe think about a dry white and another signature drink with vodka or something.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Personally, I would add another red. Merlot is not a crowd pleaser, and you have a sweet white and a blush. You should add something like a cabernet, syrah/shiraz, or pinor noir to round it out.

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