So for our wedding we've decided to serve beer and wine, along with the lemonade, tea, and soda our caterer is providing. We've got two bartenders lined up to serve since the caterer charges an arm and a leg to provide and serve. I want to start buying the wines we're going to have since they'll be fine to sit in our basement til the wedding (beginning of July). Question is what varieties of wine and beer should we have?
Wine I'm thinking of having a mixed case of fruit wines (apple, blackberry, etc), and three cases each of red and white wines for a total of 7 cases of wine. What white and red wines are popular with you guys?
Beer I'm thinking of two 24pks of three different kinds of beer (total of 144 beers). Corona will be a definite since I know so many of my guests drink that. We're considering Bud Light and/or Coors Light, but not sure what else to pick.
The amounts I listed are based on several online calculators for a five hour reception and 100 people. If we have 100% attendance we will have 80 adults of drinking age at the wedding. My fiance doesn't think this is going to be enough because when his friends party at the lake they burn through alcohol like crazy. My opinion is that this isn't a frat party and that they should be adult enough to behave themselves - and if the beer/wine runs out then there's non alcoholic options for them. Is this being a bad hostess?
Sorry for the long post - but everyone in my circles has either had a dry wedding or done a full open bar so I'm a little lost.