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Jess
Dedicated October 2018

Alcohol for the wedding

Jess, on October 25, 2017 at 6:51 PM Posted in Planning 0 45

So FH and I are trying to budget for the wedding. Our venue is letting us provide the alcohol rather than using theirs which would tack on $5,000 (they don't do consumption bars). We are looking at 180 people if everybody comes. Would this be enough alcohol? Only 70-80 people coming drink, and most drink beer.


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Latest activity by ThePendingMrsLevin, on October 27, 2017 at 10:31 AM
  • Sally
    Devoted March 2018
    Sally ·
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    If you have pintrest there is a really cool pin on how much of what to stock a bar

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  • FutureMrsDeVito
    Dedicated November 2018
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    I agree about the beer. Beer is pretty cheap so it seems like you're spending more of your money on non-beer on this list

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  • Meg
    Expert September 2018
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    No way near enough. Google alcohol calculators

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  • Constance
    VIP October 2017
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    That's not nearly enough.

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  • Amber
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    So, I agree with PP about having more beer if that is what the majority of your guests drink. Also, you have Jack, Fireball and Southern Comfort; those are good options but all brown liquors. I think you should switch one of those out for a vodka option maybe. Although you know your guests better than I do. Just my opinion.

    But, as far as if that's enough, I think you need to add more beer regardless.

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  • EM
    Master April 2017
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    Is there more that you are offering, or is what's in this pic all you are thinking of purchasing?

    -You don't need Jack Daniels AND Southern Comfort (at least in my circle...I would go with 2 or 3 bottles of Jack)

    -2 bottles of fireball seems like a lot (is this for shots, or are there cocktails made with fireball that your guests like?)

    -You should get vodka and gin (so many mixed drinks can be made with these liquors, more so than fireball I think)

    -You need more variety and quantity of beer.

    It's better to have too much than it is to run out.

    If you have too much, just a great excuse to drink after the wedding!

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  • mrsbigtexas
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    Found this on pinterest


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  • Jess
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    Jess ·
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    It's 3 kegs of yuingling and only a few Guinness because only two people drink Guinness and the rest drink yuingling

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  • Jess
    Dedicated October 2018
    Jess ·
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    As far as liquor, a few like jack and a few like southern and a few like fireball.

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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
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    Be sure to check the contract on the type of alcohol allowed. My venue strictly forbid Jager and Fireball...

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  • Jess
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    Jess ·
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    We can bring any alcohol we want

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  • FutureMrsB
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    Definatly add vodka!! I would also add champagne and more beer!

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  • Jess
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    None of us drink vodka or champagne

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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
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    Iiii would add more. Of like everything. Beer AND beer variety. Red wine too.

    You can't anticipate your alcohol needs based on what a handful of people normally drink. People don't always go for their norms at weddings, people that don't usually drink much want a drink at weddings. It's available so people might try to experiment.

    24 cans of one type of beer is WAY too few.

    It is definitely better to get extra than run out. If you're not in a state/using a distributor that can buy back, then go heavy on things you know you can get rid of later (you can always show up to a party with a bottle of wine. You can gift the Guinness drinkers a 6pack etc)

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  • Mrs. Sitz
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    You're supposed to assume that each guest will have one drink per hour. So, do the math & then go from there.

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  • Amandaw
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    Just cause they don't drink something on a regular basis doesn't mean they won't at this kind of party. You need a vodka or something in case they want mixed drinks and you need more beer and wine

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  • Future Mrs. G
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    24 cans of beer is a Sunday during football season in my house between FH and his friend! I would, for sure, increase that quantity by a lotttt!!

    I don't really see fireball useful for more than shots, and you should check with your venue to see if that's allowed, because most venues do not allow them.

    I would offer more than Yuengling. Maybe one keg of a different type of beer would be a better option.

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  • Mrsbdg
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    Are the liquor bottles 750 mL or handles?

    Are the wines the large bottles or the normal sized wine bottles? I highly recommend getting more wine and beer. This is a little over half of what we had for 65 people for a 4-hour open bar and we had a modified open bar.

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  • Malwen107
    VIP October 2018
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    That's like what I would buy for a house party, I would plan to get more than you think you need. There are also some handy calculators if you search

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  • Pia
    Super October 2017
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    I have to say for 100pl I had

    Vodka = 2 1.75L

    Bacardi =1 1.75L

    Captin Morgan =1 1.75L

    Jamison =1 750ml

    Jack =1 1.75L

    Bourbon =2 1.75L

    Malibu=1 1.75L

    Razzmataz 750ml

    Gin=1 750ml

    Triple sec=1 750ml

    Jose=1 750ml

    Armoretto=1 750ml

    16 bottles of champagne

    4 Apple cider

    4 case of 24 cans of beer

    I am stuck with at least half of the alcohol. I wasn't able to really get a good count on it before we left for the honeymoon.

    The kicker is i had 15gallons of lemonade and 6 gallons of sweet tea. I only had 4 gallons of that left.

    I bought the alcohol based on the bartender suggestion for the amount of people. It was enough for 5 drinks per person. 1 drink an hr. But we didn't take into account driving and it being a Sunday and people needing to go to work the next day. Our guest loved the drinks and the bartender wasn't stingy. They just were not drinking.

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