Post # 1
I need help! One of the great things about the location we have chosen is that we are able to bring our liquor (which saves a ton of money) the only problem is I have no idea how much to buy. I have tried several online party planning tools and they all give me a different number of what to buy. Has anyone used any of these sites that gave them a number that actually worked for there event?
Post # 3
Someone mentioned about evite’s drink calculator on another thread. What I liked about that suggestion is that you can input how many light, medium & heavy drinkers you have in your group. You can enter whether you are serving beer, wine and/or liquor or all three! Then it kinda divvys it up between what you entered.
We tend to always follow the policy of more is better so we always buy heavier. If you’re at all concerned about too much I would consider buying from a place that would let you bring back unopened bottles. Good Luck!
Post # 4
Have you tried just contacting a liquor store about a "potential" order, and seeing what they say? You probably should anyway just to check their prices versus some wholesale places.
Post # 5
We’re using the evite calculator. We split up our guests into the light, medium, heavy drinker categories on the website, and then put in that we’re only serving beer and wine. Since we want to also serve champagne, we are only buying 100 bottles of beer (not 120 like suggested) and 20 bottles of wine (not 24 like suggested). We’ll add a case of champagne onto our order, as well.
I think overestimating is better in this case. Plus, if you over buy you might be able to return unopened bottles, which will save you money in the end. If you underestimate, you could always end up running out of booze, which is probably something you don’t want to do.