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Kaylin
Dedicated October 2019

How much alcohol should you get for the wedding? (pic attached)

Kaylin, on June 4, 2019 at 10:49 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 13
I found this online and I seen a lot of people asking!

How much alcohol should you get for the wedding? (pic attached) 1

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Latest activity by Pattie, on June 4, 2019 at 3:51 PM
  • Laura
    Master October 2019
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    Thank you! That helps me for sureSmiley heart

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  • Nykole
    Expert October 2019
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    I’m so happy I don’t have to worry about this. I just hired a professional bar service to deal with this headache for me. Lmao. Best wishes to anyone doing a DIY bar! 😄
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  • Kaylin
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    We’re having a margarita machine and it’s self serve. Then we’re doing a few bottles of beer and wine all self serve so it won’t really be much of a headache for us. Lol
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  • Kaylin
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    Your welcome!
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  • Nykole
    Expert October 2019
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    That’s a great idea and sounds like it will work out just fine. My venue makes you jump through hoops in order to pull off a DIY bar, so I just said screw it! Lol. Also, we have to hire an off duty police officer if we serve alcohol at the reception at our venue, which we are, so that’s gonna be fun! 😂
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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
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    WOW this estimator is way off from some of the other ones I've used.

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  • Kaylin
    Dedicated October 2019
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    Oh goodness!
    Luckily we’re getting married at a beach house with close family and friends so no need for all of that!
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  • Kaylin
    Dedicated October 2019
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    I would definitely scale back if I had to use this but most of my guest are older family members that don’t drink too much! But I’m sure the younger crowd would make up for it! The beer seems really reasonable though it’s basically two per person ever hour. I could drink a whole bottle of wine in an hour... 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ Hence our second baby! 😂😂

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  • Iva
    Super September 2019
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    Wait what? Is this chart for when you’re serving all these drinks at a wedding? For example, if you are serving beer, wine & liquor for 50 people, according to the chart, you need 100 bottles of beer per hour + 6 bottles of hard liquor per hour + 1/2 bottle of wine per person 😳 That means in 6 hours of a typical wedding each person would consume 12 bottles of beer + 3/4 of bottle of hard liquor + 1/2 bottle of wine?! Those people would be completely drunk & passed out before the end of the night 😆
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  • Nykole
    Expert October 2019
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    Oh that sounds so laid back and nice! 😊
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  • Allie
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    Lol! I read that for wine, people usually have two glasses within the first hour then one glass each remaining hour. My dad could do like 4 beers an hour though lol. The hard part for me is deciding on quantities when you are offering multiple options. We are offering 3 types of beers, 3 wines, and 2 different mixed drinks. I know most people stick to drinking the same thing over the night. So you really have to estimate how many of your guests mostly drink wine, beer, or liquor lol. We are having a licensed bartender, but we supply the alcohol. I'd be totally fine with leftover wine but don't want too much left of the others.

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  • Victoria
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    This estimator seems WAY high! Thinking of beer alone... When liquor is available at a wedding, probably half will drink beer. So for 100 people, assume 50 will drink beer (which I think is high), and a 4 hour reception, it's saying 800 bottles. Yikes! We had 80 people at our wedding, had a longer reception and I don't think we even went through 12 bottles of liquor in total, and we had some heavy drinkers.

    This estimator should also tell you how many bottles of Advil to supply your guests for the next morning! 😄
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  • Pattie
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    Thanks! Pretty helpful.


    We are having an open bar with house liquor, beer, and wine for 3 hrs and then turning to a cash bar for the rest of the event.

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