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Old 05-27-2018, 12:41 PM   #1
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I need to get quite a bit of beer/wine for a large wedding. Anybody know the best/least expensive/most convenient way to go about this? It cannot be keg beer, has to be cans because of the venue. I prefer to have it delivered if possible. Right now Iím figuring Iíll have to make a few trips to Sams Club until I get everything I need. Any input is appreciated.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:42 PM   #2
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This is probably the weekend to do it.
Iíd check sales at local markets.


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Old 05-27-2018, 12:42 PM   #3
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Specks gives a little discount for cash.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:46 PM   #4
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Do you have a Total Wine near you?
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:46 PM   #5
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Total Wine and More, if you have one close they are the best priced.

http://www.totalwine.com
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:52 PM   #6
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Ben E. Keith’s??
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:55 PM   #7
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Nothing is near me, I gotta go to DFW or Cedar Park to get to a Total Wine. The wedding is in Eastland which is also a geographical oddity. Abilene is the closest “large” city I have to choose from.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:57 PM   #8
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Ben E. Keith’s??
This might be the ticket, they deliver out of Abilene.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:59 PM   #9
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2 words and was a hit at our wedding. Margarita Machine.

I'll second Total Wine. They don't deliver though.
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:00 PM   #10
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Are call pinky’s in Abilene see what they say !
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:07 PM   #11
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Your best bet is a liquor store like specs or etc. Distributors like ben E keith, keg 1 o'neal, etc cannot sell/deliver to the ultimate consumer. (An average person) They can only sell to licensed locations. Good luck, and if you need expert advise on alcohol, PM me.
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:19 PM   #12
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I appreciate all the input!
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:34 PM   #13
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Just curious, how much alkyhol you needing?
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:39 PM   #14
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Twenty four 30 packs of beer and about 30 bottles of wine.

Sam’s Club gets that done, with 1.5L wine bottles for $957. Not sure if I can beat that anyplace else.

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Old 05-27-2018, 01:40 PM   #15
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Twenty four 30 packs of beer and about 30 bottles of wine.
Must be a small wedding

Just go to a liquor store and load up the truck
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:43 PM   #16
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150 people or so. I figured six beers per, maybe 125 drinkers. Some will have more, some less. Any overage just goes home with me.
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Twenty four 30 packs of beer and about 30 bottles of wine.

Samís Club gets that done, with 1.5L wine bottles for $957. Not sure if I can beat that anyplace else.
Yeah three cases of wine and a few six packs of beer isn't anything Ben E Keith would touch.
Your local HEB will give you about another 10% off their "Pick 6" wine promo
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:46 PM   #18
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150 people or so.
30 bottles of wine is about 150 glasses of wine.
Unless you're dealing with a bunch of folks under 18, you might want to up that amount.

Unless you meant 30 cases of wine, not 30 bottles.
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:50 PM   #19
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We had about 180 at ours and ordered 2 kegs and a margarita machine. We drank about 15 gallons of margaritas and the 2 kegs. People will drink less than you think. We also served iced tea and water.

Also wine drinkers drink alot less cause of the higher alcohol content.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:05 PM   #20
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We had about 180 at ours and ordered 2 kegs and a margarita machine. We drank about 15 gallons of margaritas and the 2 kegs. People will drink less than you think. We also served iced tea and water.

Also wine drinkers drink alot less cause of the higher alcohol content.
This makes me feel like my estimates are pretty close to what we need.
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Boones Farm 2.79 30 = 83.70
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:22 PM   #22
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You will not be able to purchase or have alcohol delivered from Ben E Keith or any other distributor with out liquor license.

Best bet is go to local beer/wine store, talk with manager and see if they will cut you a deal on bulk purchase. Locally owned stores will be your best bet.

If not, Costco, Sams...etc.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:32 PM   #23
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Boones Farm 2.79 30 = 83.70
So itís a fancy wedding?
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:50 PM   #24
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We had about 180 at ours and ordered 2 kegs and a margarita machine. We drank about 15 gallons of margaritas and the 2 kegs. People will drink less than you think. We also served iced tea and water.

Also wine drinkers drink alot less cause of the higher alcohol content.
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This makes me feel like my estimates are pretty close to what we need.
I've been to weddings with a "cash bar" and only had one beer.
I've been to weddings with "open bar" and drank a bottle of tequila and walked home with a case of wine.

How fast can 100 people drink 150 glasses of wine?
LoL

Different strokes...
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:51 PM   #25
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Order twice as much as you think you need. The worst thing that can happen at a wedding is running out of booze.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:57 PM   #26
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Order twice as much as you think you need. The worst thing that can happen at a wedding is running out of booze.
I went to a wedding where the brideís grandpa died at the reception. Soooo...
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:58 PM   #27
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I went to a wedding where the brideís grandpa died at the reception. Soooo...
Well, they had to drown their sorrows, right?
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:02 PM   #28
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This makes me feel like my estimates are pretty close to what we need.
As far as wine goes. We had a bunch of wine drinkers. Bought 6 reds and 6 whites and had 3 reds left and 2 whites. Wine drinkers sip it and drink less then beer drinkers.

And believe me we HAD the beer drinkers at my reception. Was 5 hours long. Length of reception, time of day and if food will be served has a factor too.
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I went to a wedding where the brideís grandpa died at the reception. Soooo...

Never been to a dual funeral before. You win.



My feeling is if you want me to get a hotel for 2 nights, cover the grooms tab on the bachelor party then the least you can do is make sure I get to eat and drink as much as I can at the reception.

There is nothing wrong with a cash bar when money is a factor.
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Order twice as much as you think you need. The worst thing that can happen at a wedding is running out of booze.
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I went to a wedding where the brideís grandpa died at the reception. Soooo...
Was the cause of death alcohol poisoning or got bit by a copperhead?
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:38 PM   #31
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So it’s a fancy wedding?
Yeah he don't want no maddog 20/20! LOL!

You know the best wedding I ever attended had a few cases of crown and some champagne or somethin bubbly!

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Old 05-27-2018, 03:39 PM   #32
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We bought a lot from the liqour store at a costco.
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Old 05-27-2018, 04:12 PM   #33
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Reception is going to be five hours, food served and the beer drinkers are coming, no doubt about that. I hope nobody dies.....
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Old 05-27-2018, 04:13 PM   #34
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Total Wine beats Sams by almost $150. Thanks for the info and the laughs.
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:06 PM   #35
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Make it BYOB and donít worry about it!
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Old 05-27-2018, 05:40 PM   #36
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better double that order
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