I'm sitting here, trying to calculate my reception cost. My venue only allows for a consumption bar and I naively budgeted under $1000 for this. I was doing some research today and came across this:
Plan for two to three drinks per person for the first hour of the reception and one drink per person for every additional hour of the reception.
I'm getting (using 150 ppl) at total of 840 drinks of wine, beer, or liquor!
Using $4/glass wine (or $16/bottle) = $3360 ($2688). Liquor at $5/drink = $4200! And I'm sure that they'll want soda @ $1 each which equals another $840
I don't know what to say or do. Is this typical prices for bar bills?? Or someone tell me where my math went wrong.
**ADDED BY WW**