# How do you calculate beer and wine for a wedding?

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## How much should I budget for beer and wine at my wedding?

Your open bar budget should be \$4500 in this example. Use this as a rule of thumb – these are averages for the number of bottles needed per hour per guest: For every 25 guests, you will need 17 bottles of beer, 4 bottles of wine and 1 bottle of liquor (per hour).

## How do you figure out how much alcohol to buy for a wedding?

To figure out how many bottles you need, just divide the number of liquor drinks needed by 16 to be safe. Remember that for each bottle of liquor, you will need to figure in about 1 quart of mixers for every 3 guests or for every bottle of liquor figure in 3 bottles of mixers.

## How much beer do I need for 150 guests?

150 guests

 1-2 hours 45 bottles of wine 135 bottles of beer 3-4 hours 75 bottles of wine 225 bottles of beer 4+ hours 90 bottles of wine 270 bottles of beer

## How much alcohol do you need for 100 guests?

A good rule of thumb is to buy 10 bottles of vodka, 6 bottles of whiskey, 6 bottles of gin, 4 bottles of scotch, 2 bottles tequila, 2 bottles of triple sec, 2 bottles of vermouth, 4 cases of beer, and 2 cases of wine for every 100 guests.

## Is it OK to just serve beer and wine at a wedding?

If you and your partner don’t drink but your friends and family do (and you’re not opposed to alcohol), it’s nice to have a little bit of booze available, even if it’s just beer and wine. If you feel strongly about not having any alcohol available at all, you can definitely skip it.

## How can I save money on alcohol for my wedding?

7 Ways to Save on Your Wedding Bar

1. Buy Your Own Booze. Buying booze at your go-to spot is a lot cheaper than purchasing drinks directly through a caterer. …
2. Pay Per Head, Not Per Drink. …
3. Limit Liquor to Cocktail Hour. …
4. Pass on the Champagne Toast. …
5. Try The ½ Trick. …
6. Serve a Signature Drink. …
7. Eliminate the Most Expensive Options.

## How much alcohol do you need for a party of 25?

For your 25 friends, you’ll need enough beer, wine, and liquor to serve about 113 drinks.

## How much money should the groom’s parents give?

Parents of the bride and groom collectively contribute about \$19,000 to the wedding, or about two-thirds of the total cost, according to WeddingWire. The bride’s parents give an average \$12,000, and the groom’s, \$7,000.

## Is it cheaper to buy your own alcohol for a wedding?

Four Out Of Five Couples Buy the Booze

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Almost 80% of couples pay for alcohol at their wedding according to an Easy Weddings poll. … If you’re having a more casual backyard style wedding, then it’s easier and cheaper to provide alcohol for your guests, but you need to think about how much to buy.

## How many kegs do I need for a 150 person wedding?

“If you plan on about one drink per hour per guest for a 150-person reception that lasts 5 hours, you’d need around 750 drinks.” So that would mean, if you’re only serving beer, you could use up to six kegs or nearly 30 24-packs of bottles or cans.

## How much beer do I need for a wedding?

Breaking Down the Calculations. As a general rule of thumb, plan to serve one drink per guest per hour of reception. In other words, if you’re having a four-hour reception with 100 guests, provide 400 servings of alcohol. Full bars typically offer beer, wine, and liquor.

## How much beer do I need for 50 guests?

For a 4 hour party with 50 guests, you will need approximately 200 drinks: 80 beers, 72 glasses of wine (15 bottles) and enough for 48 individual cocktails (amounts will depend upon what type of cocktail you serve). If you aren’t serving wine, plan on 120 cocktails. How much alcohol do you need for 100 guests?