(Closed) Creative way to offer Coke and water until the "I Do's"

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would that be rude to just offer coke and water?
    yes : (7 votes)
    8 %
    no : (76 votes)
    92 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ve never heard of a wedding where refreshments were served before the ceremony, so I actually don’t think you need to say anything! It’s a bonus that you are giving anything out at all.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Put a sign on the bar saying you are serving refreshments until the ceremony, alcohol will not be served until the cocktail hour. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I wouldn’t say anything– I agree with PP that it’s a bonus you are serving anything at all before/during the ceremony!  The bartenders can always tell people if they ask questions.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    umm say there will be a dry bar before the ceremony?

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    not rude at all, actually very nice of you!  Maybe just put up a sign somewhere that says “Please stay hydrated with soft drinks and water before the ceremony” or something cuter saying something along the lines of partying later…?

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I got a cute idea… hope you like it:

    “Please refresh while we get dressed!”

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I also wanted to add that I intend on serving warm drinks (hot cocoa, coffee and hot caramel apple cider with some of those different flavored wafer sticks) to guests because we are having an outdoor ceremony in late fall.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    So you are getting married on aboat but the ceremony does not start right away correct… so you want to offer drinks for the guest but not alcoholic ones?  I think it’s fine to just offer coke and water, just make it clear that acohol will only be available after the ceremony at cocktail hour  with a sign at the bar.

    Also, I have only been to one wedding where refreshments were served before the cemoney and I thought it was nice. It wasn’t alcoholic either and no one complained and there was no sign.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Maybe something like “The adult beverage bar will open after the ceremony”.  I’ve watched a ceremony tipsy before.  I was weepy throughout the entire thing, you are wise to keep people from over-consuming!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012 - Prairie Production- Chicago (loft)

    People will not expect alcholol to be served before the ceremony starts. Its served to celebrate the marriage. So…instead of saying anything, if yiu really want to put a little sign by the bar area of what is available at the moment and switch it out when the party starts. Im sure your bartender will take care of this- I wouldnt worry about it.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t even think a sign is necessary. Just have the bartenders tell anyone who asks that alcohol is not being served until cocktail hour after the ceremony.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @langel86:  I agree with this. People will not be looking for alcohol BEFORE the ceremony. 

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I have no issue with non alcoholic drinks, but coke or water is a little bit limited.

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