Have to stock my own wedding bar...HEEEEEELP

Hello all! I am having a wedding this July and have chossen a venue that allows me provide my own bar. We have chosen to offer Beer, Red wine, White wine and sig. Drinks of Mango Margaritas and Mango mojitos. The issue is I have no clue how much to buy we are expecting about 120 people. Any advice would be helpful!!!!!

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 8:07 am
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NicoleJuliette
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I found some caluculators online that might be useful: Here's one, Calculator

 

And I borrowed this from this useful blog SOURCE. Here's a cliff notes version:

To get started, let’s define serving sizes: 

•  1 bottle of wine = 5 servings
•  1 case = 12 bottles
•  750ml bottle of liquor = 18 servings (1.5 oz servings)
•  1 bottle = 1 serving of beer
•  1 full sized keg = 165 beers

And, the all-important basic ratio:

•  Full bar: 20% liquor, 15% beer, 65% wine
•  Beer and wine only: 20% beer, 80% wine

Calculate one drink per guest per hour of reception, with the understanding that some people will drink more than that, and some will drink less. 

So for example, for 100 guests, for a spring or summer Saturday night wedding, with a 4:00 pm ceremony and a reception that ends at 10:00pm, that’s 5 hours. For beer and wine only:

•  100 (guests) x 5 (hours) = 500 drinks
•  500 x 0.2 = 100 beers, or 9 twelve-packs (Buy up, better to be safe!)
•  500 x 0.8 = 400 glasses of wine, /5 = 80 bottles of wine, /12 = 6.6 cases = I’d buy    3red, 2 white, 3 champagne 

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 8:25 am
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 Hahaha!!! I just bought a 55 case of beer for 4 of us for this weekend!!!! Whoops!

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:55 am
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OOOOMMMMGGGG you are such a help 

THANNNNNXXXXXXX

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:56 am
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Posted on February 20, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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 Ohhhh great infographic!

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm

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