Friday, May 7, 2010


One big item we still need to take care of before the wedding is the booze...after all you can't have a reception without least not a very fun reception. Kristian and I both have friends that are fans of the adult beverage and his family can pack it away. At Christmas his grandma was about 4 deep in straight Whiskey by the time we showed up.

In order to save a bit of cash we decided to buy the alcohol ourselves which would give us a bit more flexibility. We also knew that (depending on where we bought it) we would have the option to return any unopened bottles/cases...or we could just keep them for a rainy day :)

We got a breakdown from our caterer of how much we would need for a beer/wine/signature drink type of bar based on our guest count which is now at 96. We adjusted a bit up because we would rather have too much than too little and these are the figures we came up with:

Beer- Three varieties
Case = 24 bottles

4 cases- Miller Lite
4 cases- Yuengling
3 cases- Corona

Wine- Red and White
Case = 12 bottles

1 case Riesling (my favorite kind of wine)
3 cases Chardonnay
2 cases Cabernet

Case = 12 bottles

1 case for toasts only

Sweet Tea Vodka- 10 Liter Bottles. Our one signature drink will be Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade.

Thoughts from the peanut gallery? Does this seem like a good amount? Too much? Too little?


Summer {Bisfor...} said...

your sig drink is AWESOME! i love you even more for this!

KLaw said...

Dang ladycakes! That's making me thirsty! :)

Kristen said...

That sounds great, I love your sig drink.

You are so lucky - the place we are having our reception doesn't allow outside drink..I am super bummed about that, and how much more they charge for drinks!

Bicoastal Bride said...

It sounds good to me! The signature drink is going to be great!

Spanky said...

Oh snap I am SO on board with the sweet tea vodka!

Spanky said...

P.S. - Morgan is not allowed to have any champagne. He turns into a silly bitch after one glass.

Chocolate Lover said...

Sounds good I think. And yum!

Melissa said...

We're having several kinds of drinks at my reception also. Your signature drink is perfect! I love sweet tea vodka!

d.a.r. said...

"after all you can't have a reception without least not a very fun reception"

Agreed!! Been to a few of those...horrible, haha!