We’re getting married here in Vancouver next month. We’re scheduled to meet with our venue coordinator this weekend discuss to food and beverage breakdowns. We wanted to know approximately how much we should allocated for a 3.5 hour open bar?
We’re doing cocktail hour from 5pm-6pm ending in a champagne toast (allocating 2 cocktails and 1 champagne flute per person)
Drink tally = 3
For dinner hour, we’re keeping to a wine selection: 2-3 glasses per person
Drink tally= 5-6
Then finally, open bar from 8:30pm to 12:00 midnight. That’s 3.5 hours and we’ve budget $3500 — single ounce highballs, beer, and wine, non-alcoholic drinks at $8/drink or less.
($3500 / 58 guests = $60 / $8 per drink = 7.5 per person)
Drink tally = 12-13 😮
Are we overestimating here? Is $3500 too much or a good amount? Would really appreciate feedback and insight! Thank you! 😊