Figure out how much wine and beverages you need to have for your party!
Your wedding. A Party. How can you calculate the wedding wine and beverages?
And what kind of beverages? And how many? Where to buy?
Wedding + Party = alcohol!
First, let’s go over a few general guidelines. As a rule, most people will consume one alcoholic drink per hour, as that is the rate the body metabolize alcohol. So, for example, a guest may have one glass of wine during cocktails, one during dinner and one during dancing. Similarly, a beer drinker will consume approximately three beers over three hours with most guests, on average, consuming about five drinks at an evening wedding event.
Other factors that affect type and amounts of beverage consumption are:
Time of Day: People drink less alcohol during daytime events and more at evening ones.
Time of Year: Are you trying to warm them up or cool them off?
Type of Crowd: Younger groups drink more than older ones.
Now, a bottle of wine will fill approximately five glasses and are sold in cases of 12 bottles; a case of beer, however, is usually 24 bottles or cans. Many liquor stores allow you to return unopened beverages, which means you can purchase more than necessary and take back what is not used.
So, let’s define serving sizes:
- 1 bottle of Champagne = 5 glasses
- 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 don’t forget to bring Waters and juices as well to make sure your guest keep a great hydratation level !
And, the all-important basic ratio:
- Full bar: 20% liquor, 15% beer, 65% wine
- Beer and wine only: 20% beer, 80% wine
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The wedding wine and beverages you’ll choose is up to you. Just keep in mind that you need to have, at least: wine, beer and champagne (for the toast). The full bar option is always a great way to be “covered” with all your guests tastes.
In order to better serve our clients, we created a good network of partners, and you just need to contact us and we’ll send you all the informations you need 🙂
You can save time and money by choosing among our champagnes & wine selection for your wedding. They will be delivered directly at your wedding venue and we will handle the logistics.
Do you have any question or need help? Don’t hesitate to contact us, anytime 🙂