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

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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 much beer and wine do I need for my wedding?

A safe estimate would be 75% wine and 25% beer. Say, for example, you’re having 100 guests at a four-hour reception, then you’d buy enough for 300 servings of wine and 100 servings of beer.

## How much beer and wine 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

## 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 much beer do I need for 100 guests?

TOTAL: So to recap, for 100 guests you would need: 70 bottles of wine. 175 bottles of beer.

## How much will I spend on alcohol for my wedding?

According to an internal study, the average amount of money spent on a reception bar/liquor was \$2,300. It might seem like a big chunk of change, but most couples deem it as a worthy expense, especially after they see their guests sipping signature cocktails and having fun on the dance floor.

## 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.

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

Four Out Of Five Couples Buy the Booze

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.

## Should I have alcohol at my wedding?

From signature cocktails to flutes of Champagne, alcoholic beverages flow freely at most wedding receptions. But some couples may forgo the booze and have a dry wedding instead, often for religious, financial, or personal reasons. Luckily, you and your guests don’t need adult beverages to have a great time.

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## Can you have alcohol at a wedding?

Well, it depends on how generous you’re feeling! If you’re selling alcohol at the event, either at a cash bar or as part of a ticket price, then yes, you will need an alcohol licence. However, if you’re having a free bar and giving alcohol away for free, then you won’t need one.

Here are some of the best classic cocktails to drink at a basic wedding bar.

• Gin Martini – Gin, Dry Vermouth, Olives/Lemon (optional garnish) …
• Whiskey Ginger – Whiskey, Ginger Ale. …
• Kalimotxo – Red Wine, Cola. …
• Gin and Tonic – Gin, Tonic. …
• Old Fashioned – Whiskey, Sugar, Bitters, Cherry (optional garnish)