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Just Said Yes June 2015

How much wine do I need!?

Private User, on May 31, 2015 at 9:34 AM Posted in Planning 0 7
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My wedding is going to be about 100 people. We have bought a keg to keep in the back that our bartender will pour from but im totally lost on how much wine to get. HELP!

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Latest activity by Ashley&Nick, on June 1, 2015 at 10:06 AM
  • Robin
    VIP September 2015
    Robin ·
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    I'd put a list together of your guests and determine who you think drinks wine. I'd multiply that by 6 to be safe and divide that by 3.5. Example: 100 guests but only 70 are wine drinkers. 70 x 6 glasses each (estimate high) is 420 glasses. Divide by 3.5 (# of glasses per bottle) and you need 120 bottles of wine. I don't really think people drink 6 glasses of wine each but when it's free, people get a drink, put it down, misplace it and get another. Some may have 1-2 glasses... Most probably 4... But you don't want to run out.

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  • D
    Beginner September 2015
    Dawn ·
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    This is a great question, and great advice, as I have been faced with the same wine dilemma lol!! Thanks!!

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  • Julia
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    Julia ·
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    For a second I forgot about context, and thought "depends on how bad your day was." But yeah, I have no idea. Robin's estimate sounds reasonable?

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  • Tara
    Dedicated July 2015
    Tara ·
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    FYI... A bottle of wine 750mL is 4.5 glass of wine.

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  • Cricket Catering
    Cricket Catering ·
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    How many glasses is seriously going to depend on who is pouring. Who is bartending? Check with your liquor store to see if they buy back unopened bottles. If they do, go much heavier than you think.

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  • AlmostMrsMcLain
    Devoted June 2015
    AlmostMrsMcLain ·
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    We've got 120 guests, and 20 1.5L bottles of wine. (Merlot, Chardonnay and a white zin) Also having champagne and 4 kegs. We do have a professional bartender pouring, and our bar will only be open for about 3.5 hours so I'm hoping we'll be ok.

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  • A
    Dedicated June 2015
    Ashley&Nick ·
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    I am having the same issue right now as well! My friends wedding was 100 people and she got 24 bottles of wine. She did end up running out by the end of the night but it was so close to the end fo the wedding that it really wasn't that big of a deal.

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