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Alcohol for wedding

Breanne, on August 13, 2021 at 8:23 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 9
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Hello fellow brides, I need some help trying to figure out roughly how much alcohol we should get. Total number of guests is about 95 however not all of them will drink and obviously some are children. I also do not want people to get crazy drunk so I have decided only beer and wine. But never know how much to get or how long to have it be served. This will sound crazy but I would rather not have enough and end the drinking portion early then have people so drunk they spill beer all over me or any other guests.

Do we do one keg or no kegs just cases? Do we do one kind of wine or two and only do like 8 bottles per kind?
I know either way its up to me but I'm just curious what others have done.

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Latest activity by Michelle, on August 14, 2021 at 1:11 AM
  • Michelle
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    Michelle ·
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    Https://www.bevmo.com/drink-calculator
    I used this to figure out how much to buy. We bought all our alcohol at Sam’s Club- spent under $200. We went through our guest list to figure out who drinks beer, wine & mixed drinks. We wanted to provide our guest a variety of drink choices.
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  • Michelle
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    We bought canned beer- make sure with your venue if they require cans or bottles!
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  • Maddie
    Devoted February 2022
    Maddie ·
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    Hi! Found this on Pinterest

    Alcohol for wedding 1

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  • Michelle
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    Michelle ·
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    Can you do bottles instead of kegs? With kegs, you will have wasted alcohol at the bottom that you can’t get to.


    Wine depends on your crowd. What do they prefer? Ask your VIPs.
    Beer/wine only will not cut down on the number of drunk guests compared to liquor. Many people get drunk faster on beer/wine because it depends on their tolerance.
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    Breanne ·
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    We are only doing beer and wine
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    Breanne ·
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    I really don't want any drunk people at all
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  • Chloe
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    Then don't serve any alcohol... I'm afraid you won't really be able to control it otherwise.
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  • KH479
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    First-- keep in mind this is your wedding so you can limit how much alcohol is served simply by limiting the amount you supply. This is being purchased as a garnishment or frill in consideration of your guests; you're not supplying it as a means to get anyone blackout drunk-- so only purchase what you find appropriate for the number of guests and duration of your reception.

    Second-- someone recommended purchasing from Sam's Club or another big-box retailer and I agree.

    As far as the beer; I would purchase individual cans or bottles vs. a keg; probably 3 x 24 packs and put them on ice. This will help you ensure you don't have any leftover (as you can allow guests to take any home) and be left with no keg to have to rid of.

    As far as the wine; I would purchase 1 bottle per table (assuming 6-8 guests per table) and ice it in an individual bucket at each table. The table will consciously be aware that the bottle is for the sharing of the table. You could even intention it for a "wedding toast" at a specific time.

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  • Michelle
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    You can use the calculator for beer & wine. It lets you figure out how much based on your guest count.
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