(Closed) Drinks drinks drinks!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

maybe you could keep food, drinks and cake .. but state somewhere that you’re dry? “non-alcoholic beverages” is a bit of a hypothetical mouthful.

Post # 4
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

So I’m brainstroming for you and came up with a question: Is the food a meal or is it more like appetizer/snacks? 

I think I would do like this:

Meal: “Dinner (or lunch/etc) & Dessert” (No one is going to think, that there will be nothing to drink.)

Non-Meal: “Refreshments & Cake” (Again, no one is going to think you’ll have nothing.)

What do you think?

Post # 5
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yea…when I read “drinks” I think alcohol…

I would say “refreshments” or dinner and cake (I think people would assume drinks will be included – the non-alcoholic kind)

Post # 7
4485 posts
Honey bee

I can’t imagine why anyone would call it alcohol when you are at a church. Everyone calls sodas, lemonade, tea, etc drinks all the time without expecting anything to be alcoholic. Your MIL is reading into this way too much so you don’t need to call it anything else. As long as you are providing refreshments, you don’t need to be specific (listing anything other than ‘dinner’ or ‘refreshments’) on the website or anyhwere else since they will figure out you are feeding them. People will consume what you have available.

Post # 8
17 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

Just a different perspective – lots of churches allow the serving of alcohol and I’ve been to more than one church hall wedding reception with loads of booze. So if I saw drinks, I’d definitely think alcohol, even if it was at a church! ‘Lunch and desserts’ is good!

Post # 9
1866 posts
Buzzing bee

@QE2:  Agree completely! 

Post # 10
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with PP about just putting “refreshments”. If I see drinks, I would assume alcohol as well. I think I expect any good host to always have some kind of beverage on hand, even if it is just water. As such, I think to say anything about drinks (unless it is alcoholic) is kind of redundant. I seriously have never attended any function (personal, professional, whatever) where there is food of any kind, even if it is something as mundane as cookies, without a beverage of some sort. For example, even at the bank, they have a tray of cookies for customers in addition to coffee/water.

Post # 11
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Lunch and cake



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