Our wedding date is less than 3 weeks away (Sept. 6)! I need to select a bar package and am considering the consumption option, as I'm wondering if it's more economical than paying $34/person for people that only have a glass of wine. We have some folks from church who just don't drink, but we have some others that will have 4 or 5 beverages during the 4 hours.
I'm thinking this may balance out to where we can have a $5K bar tab for 185 guests and offer top tier liquor for $12/drink. By my math, on the expensive end that should pay for 416 top tier liquor drinks, which is 2.25 drinks per guest. By the time some folks drink the tea provided by the caterer, some have a glass of wine and some others have multiple cocktails, it should balance out. Thoughts?
Has anyone else done a consumption bar? How many guests did you have? What budget did you allocate towards it? Did it last for 4 hours?
Look forward to your thoughts!