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If you're hosting your wedding in an off-premise facility or your rehearsal dinner at home, you need to know how much liquor to buy. The following table gives the standard amounts needed for a simple bar.

Note: Amounts are for 100 guests with a four-hour open bar, including cocktail hour. For ice, figure on 1-1/2 pounds per person; 2-1/2 pounds per person if also chilling bottles.

Campari 1 liter
Gin 5 liters
Rum 2 liters
Scotch 4 liters
Tequila 1 liter
Vermouth (dry) 2 750-ml bottles
Vermouth (sweet) 2 750-ml bottles
Vodka 6 liters
Whisky (blended) 1–2 liters
Beer and WineAmount
Beer 2 or 3 cases
Champagne during cocktails 1-1/2 cases
Wine (white) during cocktails 1-1/2 cases
Wine (red) during cocktails 6 bottles
Club soda 9 liters
Cola 14 liters
Diet cola 12 liters
Ginger ale 7 liters
Juices (cranberry, orange, grapefruit) 8 quarts each
Lemon-lime soda 7 liters
Diet lemon-lime 7 liters
Tonic 1 case

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Marcy Blum (New York, NY), is the co-author of previous editions and a world-renowned event planner who has orchestrated lavish functions for Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Billy Joel and Katie Lee, the Rockefeller family, and Regis and Joy Philbin. Blum is recognized by such publications as New York magazine, who named Marcy their first (and only) "Best Wedding Planner." She frequently contributes her expertise in food, entertaining and decorating as a writer for InStyle Weddings, Town & Country, and?Modern Bride. Blum is often featured and called upon as an industry leader for Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, People, and Brides, and has hosted segments on?The Today Show, Good Morning America, Live! With Regis and Kelly, Dateline and Top Chef.

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