Drink Calculator

One of the biggest expenses at your wedding will be dining. This include hors d’oeuvre , dinner and drinks. Most caterers charge by the plate, so how do you determine the budget for drinks? Here is a quick guide to help you get started.

As a general rule most guests will consume two drinks during the first hour and one drink each following hour. When planning an event serving wine, beer and spirits, the general rule of thumb is that:

50% will prefer WINE
30% will prefer BEER
20% will prefer MIXED DRINKS

If you do not anticipate serving mixed drinks at your event, then you should plan on 60% of your guests consuming wine and 40% beer. Use this sheet to calculate how much you need. Or click the link below to auto generate.

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Wedding Budget Checklist

Engagement season is over and that means there are a lot of brides out there getting started on their wedding plans. One of the first things you should do after getting engaged is find out what your budget is. This will determine how many people you can invite, the venue and the vendors. To keep you on track view The Budget breakdown for guidelines on how to split up your budget. You can use the spreadsheet below to help visualize the expenses on the horizon.

Wedding Planning Checklist – An infographic by the team at Aussie Wedding Loans