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Stocking Your Wedding Bar

If you're having your wedding at home or your venue allows you to bring your own alcohol, this post is for you. Buying your own alcohol at a wholesale place such as Costco, can definitely save you some cash, but how much do you buy?
The general rule is one drink per person per hour. Use this Wedding Wine and Liquor Calculator from Real Simple to get a detailed shopping list based on your needs.
Questions to Think About Before Stocking Up:

  • How many guests are you expecting?
  • Will you serve a full bar or just beer and wine?
  • Will there be a champagne toast?
  • Is your wedding in the afternoon or evening?

Be sure to hire TABC certified bar tenders (one for every 75 guests) and don't forget the ice!