Your wedding should be a time to loosen up, have fun, and socialize with your friends and family. If you plan on serving alcohol at your wedding, you should have some idea of how much to purchase. Keep reading if you are wondering how much alcohol to serve at your wedding.
Look at Your Guest List
When you start thinking about the alcohol you should provide for your wedding, first look at your guest list. A large guest list typically calls for a greater amount of alcohol, but there are other factors to consider as well. Are any of your guests pregnant? Are some of them designated drivers? Think about how inclined each guest is to drink alcohol in order to get a more accurate idea of how much you will need.
Consider the Breakdown
Alcohol can be broken down into many different categories; some people prefer wine, others drink beer, and some like hard liquor or mixed drinks. Keep in mind that you should purchase mixers to go along with your liquor, and you should also have shot glasses for those who prefer shots. One liquor drink is roughly equivalent in alcohol content to one beer, but a liquor drink requires much less volume. Think about the types of alcohol your guests like to drink when deciding which types and what quantities to buy.
Err on the Side of Caution
As is the case with any event, there will typically be many variables and moving factors at your wedding. If you think you didn’t buy enough, it tends to be better to over prepare than run out of supplies. When you are unsure, buy a little extra to be safe.
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