One of the questions I seem to hear most from couples is how much alcohol they need to provide for their reception.
I always take into account (based on the couple’s knowledge) how many of the guests are heavy vs. light drinkers and whether they mostly like beer, liquor or wine. I also calculate the numbers taking into consideration whether there is an open bar and if only wine will be served during dinner.
If you’ve researched this topic online or in magazines, you’ll often read that it’s safe to guess that everyone will have two drinks the first hour and one drink per hour thereafter. Here are some handy calculators to help you crunch the numbers.