(Closed) do people expect soda at a wedding reception?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m not a big drinker, so i would always prefer a soda option. If a lot of your guests are driving too, that would seriously limit how many drinks they could have..

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I probably wouldn’t even notice if I could choose between water or alcohol.  We had soda at our wedding just as an option and I don’t think anyone had any although everyone was over 21 and had alcoholic drinks and water instead and finished the night off with coffee.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I do think it’s polite to provide a non-alcoholic drink option other than water (whether soda, juice, or iced tea).

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You should provide soda or lemonade or something

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t personally drink most soda, but I know a lot of people do. I know I like the option of 7-up or Sprite when I drink alcohol incase my stomach gets upset. In my cricle it would definitely be appreciated, but I doubt anyone would be upset if it wasn’t there. I would say to offer it if you are able, but if it is going to stretch your wallet too thin just let it go.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I won’t be having soda, I’m going to have sparkling juices instead. I personally have never drank (as in not a sip) and don’t like soda or coffee I will be having sparkling juices as an in the middle option.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would be upset if there was no non-alcoholic drink option. I don’t drink (and I’m not pregnant), and I don’t advertise it. I’d be seriously irked if I had to sit and drink water all night.

ETA: I can’t have caffiene either, so the coffee or tea option doesn’t help me.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I woudn’t expect it, but it would be nice for your guests that don’t drink alcohol.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I won’t be having soda, I’m going to have sparkling juices instead. I personally have never drank (as in not a sip) and don’t like soda or coffee I will be having sparkling juices as an in the middle option since I am providing alcohol for those who do want it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wouldn’t be upset, necessarily, but since I don’t really drink alcohol I’d appreciate having soda or a sparkling juice option.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would think it was weird that there wasn’t soda. I’d actually rather have soda than alcohol!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This may seem old fashioned, but what about serving punch?  This is one of my mom’s requirements (she’s 80 years old) and our venue doesn’t normally provide it.  I think they’re charging us $8/gallon (which is still expensive but nothing like $2/glass that you’d be charged for pop).

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont drink soda but there has always been a soda option at every wedding I’ve been to. Although its usually only coke or pepsi.  i will be serving soda

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I don’t drink soda (ever), so I wouldn’t miss it.  But I would offer something other than water for the non-drinkers.  Iced tea?  Lemonade?

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