How Much Alcohol Should Be Served at a Wedding

Readers Ask: How much alcohol should be served at a wedding? Our Answer There are several rules of thumb to follow and some can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re on a particular budget. You’ll never want to run out of drinks throughout the reception, but creating a free-flowing atmosphere can punch up the …


Our catering package includes an 18% service fee described as this: The Service Fee (not a gratuity) is calculated on food/beverage and labor and is subject to sales tax. Service staff is paid in excess of minimum wage. Gratuities not expected and at Client’s discretion. Considering that an 18% service charge is already a huge …

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potluck wedding

We were just invited to a wedding where the reply cards stated that we should bring a dish to the wedding, and to note it on the card and if we dont they will call and tell us what to bring. This seemed a little tacky to me. First of all, they have plenty of …

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Do We Feed the Wedding Photographer? My photographer will be taking photos at my wedding along with his assistant. I didn’t know he was brining an assistant until last week. My wedding is three weeks away. Now my question is…how do I feed these guys? Do they sit at a table with my guests? My …

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small reception restaurant

Small Wedding Reception At A Restaurant Hello! My fiance and I are planning a small wedding with close family and friends. It will be a simple ceremony and dinner to follow at a restaurant. What are the liberties when having a dinner celebration? I.e. how do you plan for the dinner celebration?- since there isn’t …

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Menu For DIY Wedding Reception I am in the beginning stages of planing my wedding in June. We have a guest list so far (1st draft) of about 200, and I know the old adage is on about half will come, but to be on the safe side, I want to cater my own reception. Is …

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calculate drinks at a wedding

Estimating Drinks Per Person For A Wedding Reception Wedding Alcohol Question: We are serving beer and wine only at our reception and I must let the caterer know how much we want of each. My question is how to figure this number? 60 % of the # invited is 90 people. I need to get this right …

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