Serving Alcohol At Your Second Wedding? Use The Following Tips


47088745_2d38be2aeb_b(1)

If your first wedding was dry or you made the blunder of a cash bar, consider your second wedding your redemption. An open bar may be one of the more expensive things on your wedding to-do list, but it’s well worth the effort. Your guests should not have to pay for anything at your wedding–after all, they did travel to see you get hitched and bought you something from your registry! Review the following tips to ensure you don’t–gasp–run out of alcohol at your fabulous second wedding:

Recommended Shopping List

Your suggested shopping list can include the following alcohol:

  • 5 to 6 cases of beer (or more)
  • 3 to 4 cases of white wine
  • 2 to 3 cases of red wine
  • 6 liters of vodka
  • 1 to 1 ½ cases of champagne
  • 2 to 3 liters of gin
  • 1 liter of whiskey
  • 1 liter of bourbon
  • 2 liters of scotch
  • 2 liters of rum
  • 1 liter of tequila
  • 1 liter of dry vermouth
  • 1 liter of sweet vermouth

As well as the following mixers:

  • 1 case of tonic
  • 1 case of club soda
  • 2 cases of Coke
  • 2 cases of Diet Coke
  • 2 cases of sparkling water
  • 3 cases of water
  • 1 gallon of lime juice
  • 1 liter of triple sec
  • 1 gallon of ginger ale
  • 1 gallon of grapefruit juice
  • 1 gallon of orange juice
  • 2 gallons of cranberry juice

How Many?

Keep in mind what fills what when making your alcohol run. For example, a bottle of champagne fills six to eight glasses, while a bottle of wine fills five full glasses. A liter bottle of liquor makes about 18 drinks. A case of wine contains 12 bottles, while a case of beer contains 24 cans or bottles.

A Limited Bar

If you don’t have the funds to offer a full bar, stick to beer and wine, or beer, wine, and vodka. Creating specific consumption times also helps, such as the pre-dinner cocktail hour, a series of toasts, and the post-dinner cocktail hour. You may want to hire waiters to pass out drinks. It will cost you extra, but will ensure you have enough alcohol…and possibly save your guests from getting too sloppy. Whatever else, don’t have a cash bar.

Suggested Posts

Forgo the traditional gown and try something with a bit more spunk and pizzazz. A blouse and skirt combination could be the fun you’re looking for! Take a peek at some of our favorite finds! Incorporate your something blue with a skirt like this gorgeous, layered number. Bare your midriff, maybe, with a beaded beautiful and …

0 4.1k
Share

A wedding marks an important transition in one’s life and so this is an event that should be graced with perfection and glamour. Making it fun and memorable is something that many people desire to achieve, but in most cases, it is not something that happens so easily. Lack of ideas could make this important …

0 3.8k
Share

Sometimes less is more. Want to go casual food-wise on the big day? One word: barbecue. Fun, quirky and easy, having a barbecue-inspired wedding reception will make guests feel right at home. From bright sunflowers in mason jars to bandana napkins, bibs, ribs and more, going casual for your second time around/vow renewal is a …

0 6.5k
Share
informal wedding ideas

Planning a wedding that’s unique and memorable is no small feat. And when it comes to planning a second wedding, you’re probably looking forward to skipping the woes associated with first go-rounds and getting to the part where you’re husband and wife. Whatever else, your second wedding should be a testament to your personal style! …

0 4.6k
Share
surprise vow renewal

  Vow Renewal Question: I am planning a surprise 25th wedding anniversary party/vow renewal for my mom and dad. My parents have always talked about renewing vows on their 25th, unfortunately my father was recently diagnosed with cancer, and every penny they have is going to his treatments, so they gave up on the idea …

0 6.1k
Share
second time bride tips

  It may not be your first time down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean there’s less planning to do! Use the following checklist to make your second wedding wonderful and special: 12 or More Months Before Decide on the guest list If you have children, ask them to be part of the wedding party …

0 4.2k
Share