We're inviting approximately 115 adults to our wedding (kids too but obviously that doesn't apply to this question). The reception will last from 5-11 with dinner/dancing. The city we're having the reception in doesn't allow hard liquor to be served (it's a city golf club) so we're only serving beer and wine. There will also be soda, punch, coffee and water. Not all of the adults are drinkers, but obviously some will drink more. We have to provide the wine ourselves all other beverages are provided by the caterer/reception site and we do need to let them know how many beer kegs we'll want. I don't want to wait for the rsvp's to come in as we'd like to buy the wine when it's on sale. I'm guesstimating 85 adults will attend (75%).
1.) how many bottles of wine would you estimate? (we're going to do one red and one white).
2.) how much beer would you request (we can buy it by the 1/2 or whole keg)?
I don't mind over estimating on the wine as we can return it or use it up over time.
Thoughts? I find the online calculators incredibly confusing.