When it comes to hosting an event you always want to make sure your guests are well fed and have their thirst quenched. Of course it is always good to have non-alcholic options for your guests in addition to the party drinks. If you are having your event on private property you have the option to host the wine, beer or mixed drinks yourself. This is a way to save a lot of money. Then if you’d like you can hire someone who is licensed to serve. How do you know how much to buy? That’s a great question and we are here to help.
Below is a general rule of serving alcohol at an event.
Wine. You can typically get around 4-5 glasses out of one bottle.
Champagne Toast. One bottle of your favorite bubbly will fill five flutes.
Beer. One case of brew is 24 bottles or 24 guests.
One Keg. One keg of beer is equal to around 165 beers and will get you the most for your money.
Liquor. One 750ml bottle of vodka will serve around 15-20 guests depending on the pour.
More concerned about the price? We found this handy dandy calculator so you can estimate it before making the purchase. You know your guests more than anyone. Do they like to party? Are they more modest? Make adjustments to how much you purchase based on this. On average most guests will consume three drinks.
Remember you don’t have to please everyone or spend a ton on drinks. You also want your guests to remember the evening and not add it to the list of their worst hangovers. If you want to celebrate with white and red wine only, then do it and don’t feel bad about it. You’re thinking to yourself, but Aunt Liz only drinks rum and coke. It’s your job to stress about pleasing every guest. It’s YOUR day, have and create the party you want. Trust me, someone will always be upset, some people are just like that which is a whole other article topic!
Say cheers and toast to a fabulous wedding day!
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