Hi - I'm the maid of honor in my friend's wedding. Myself and the matron of honor are hosting the bridal shower in September. We set a budget and booked an affordable venue in the area. The menu choices are very reasonably priced and well below our budget.
We would also to serve alcohol at the shower, most likely just wine or a sangria.
The problem is that the alcohol prices at this venue are pretty high. They have different alcohol options, ranging from cash bar (not doing that), Limited open bar for 2 hours, consumption bar, or bottles of wine starting at $25 each.
There are about 20-25 women attending the shower. I'd like to get the wine option, but I'm unsure if this is the most economical way. At $25 a bottle, how many bottles of wine should we serve? We could put about $200 towards alcohol costs, but I don't know if 8 bottles of wine is enough for a 3 hour shower with 25 people. Maybe it's better to do consumption bar? What do you think?