In Ohio, by law, alcohol is unfortunately not able to be returned to the store.
This means that once you leave the building and pay, you cannot return the extras for a refund. All states are different, but in Ohio, there is no returning the unopened containers.
Buying alcohol in bulk:
Many couples opt to purchase alcohol in bulk for their wedding in order to save costs and control what brands and types of alcohol are purchased. For example, maybe a groom and his groomsmen have an absolute favorite brand of beer. Some venues allow alcohol to be brought in by the couple, depending on their liquor license. This would definitely be something to figure out with your reception’s event coordinator BEFORE the big day, but a way to have personalized and favorite drinks on tap.
How much alcohol should I purchase for my wedding?:
I recommend thinking about all of your wedding guests and if they are alcohol drinkers, people that do not drink, any children invited, etc and getting an approximate count of drinkers.