Apr 20 2006, 12:00 PM
Well the topic description pretty much explains what I'm after....
How much grog should we have at our Sunday afternoon wedding for approximately 60 guests.
We are serving light beer (approx 40% of the total), white wine (approx 10%), champagne (approx 40%), red wine (approx 10%) and softdrinks...
The wedding goes from 3.30pm to 9.30pm...so the grog will be served from approximately 4.30pm - so it's going to be over a period of 5 hours.
How many cartons of beer do you think we will need for 60 ppl???
Just a little confused....Don't know how much to order....
Apr 20 2006, 04:20 PM
Hmm, having the same problem myself.
Ours is for 90, on a Saturday afternoon starting @ 4 through to about 11 ish or so.
To work out what we've needed/got I followed the following thinking
We've got a pretty even split male/female.
Starting with the men who are likely to only drink beer I'm guessing that will be about 30 of them. For the time (7 hours) I think they'll probably consume about 5 beers each. Some will drink more, some will drink less. So, that's around 150 beers - 6 1/4 cartons. Throw in a few extras for the hard drinkers & some 'emergency' to take that to 9 cartons.
Some of the men & most of the women will be drinking wine. Theres a few that are red only drinkers, but not many (about 10 or so). There are others that will alternate between red & white. 1 bottle of wine holds around 5 glasses (4 if your generous) from memory. 5 Glasses of wine over 7 hours which includes dinner is probably pretty generous, so approx 1 bottle of red for each of the solid red drinkers. Again, some will drink more, so throw in a few extra to be safe, plus a few more bottles for those likely to switch between the two (about 1/2 a bottle for them), so 24 bottles of red (2 cases)
For toasts, 1 glass of champagne really is enough - most people will actually prefer to not drink champagne if they are already on beer. Theres about 6 glasses of champagne per bottle. 90 guests / 6 glasses = 15 bottles. Throw in a few extra for people who will drink champagne all night - 24 bottles (2 cases)
Finally, white wine. White wine is generally drunk more than red - its also a good 'filler' drink - i.e. if you run out of red, theres always white! So, around 30 of the women, plus a number of the men will drink white wine, again at around 5 glasses per person, that takes it to around 40 bottles or so. Add some extra for the heavier drinkers plus some emergency & take that to 60 bottles (4 cases)
Some of these might be a bit generous, but on the night, I'd rather be putting stuff into my personal collection afterwards rather than wishing I'd bought just 1 more case of white wine.
Does any one who has done this have any idea's? Have I underestimated/overestimated?
Apr 20 2006, 05:44 PM
Wow that's a very detailed look at drinking habits, I'm impressed! Its not really relevant but I did see one reception place recommended that for beer/wine you put $10-12 (and $13-$15 if you're having spirits) per person over the bar. Of course bar prices are obviously more expensive than buying your own. I thought that was quite cheap though.
Apr 21 2006, 11:22 AM
um, we had about 80 people at our engagement, and it went for a little bit longer than 5 hrs..
1 doz (6 or one type 6 of another) red wine
the same in white
6 bottles of champers (big ones for toasting)
4 premixed slabs (stollies, etc)
6 slabs of beer (2 light, 1 premium light, 2 VB, 1 heinikin sp?)
2 slabs of bourbon drinks (for H2B's brother and friends hehe)
we had 1 full box of mixers left (slab), 2 slabs of beer and about 6 bottles of wine and 2 of champers..
everyone had plenty to drink too (not excessively tho)..
hope that gives u an idea..
Apr 21 2006, 01:21 PM
you guys are legends! thank you. that has helped me out immensely!!!!
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