Since the beginning of time, alcohol has always been a part of most wedding ceremonies. As a matter of fact, most Kenyan communities use traditionally brewed alcoholic drinks to perform important wedding rituals. So, as you plan your wedding you have to decide on the amount of alcohol to serve. The main objective here is to ensure your guests do not go thirsty. Working with a qualified wedding planner can help you make the right decision. Even so, there are obvious considerations that you have to make when deciding on the amount of alcohol to serve at your wedding.
Know Your Guests
It’s almost a given that most of the people you invite to your wedding are your friends, relatives and colleagues. And most probably you know the ones who drink alcohol and those who do not partake. It therefore should be a no brainer how much alcohol you will need to entertain your wedding guests. You can also use the list of invited guests to calculate the amount of alcohol they are likely to consume.
Once you know who will be attending your wedding, you can easily know the amount and type of alcohol you need. You also need to realistically estimate the amount of glasses or bottles each guest is likely to consume. Don’t forget that people like free drinks and therefore even those who are usually moderate drinkers might want to add a few more to their menu.
What’s Your Budget?
You do not have to break your bank just to serve your guests with the most expensive alcoholic drinks on the market. Just keep it simple and serve everybody with what they usually drink. You can even ask you guests to suggest the type of drinks they would love to have at your wedding. But this will largely depend on the amount of money you are willing to spend.
Consider Suppliers with a Return Policy
Even with the most qualified wedding planner, sometimes you will end up buying what your guests don’t like or more than what you really need. In such a scenario you will need a supplier who allows return of unopened bottles.