Dry reception

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

When my bestie got married, he and his husband decided on a dry, potluck, afternoon reception because his hubby didn’t like alcohol (which was corrected to he doesn’t like cheap alcohol).  There was a toast, with water and soda, but if you want to class it up a bit you could do sparkling cider or sparkling grape juice.

Post # 4
473 posts
Helper bee

In this situation, I think a dry wedding would be perfect for you guys. I like the suggestion of adding some fancier, non alcoholic drinks, like sparkling juices and maybe a virgin punch or sangria?

Post # 5
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Cordellia:  Martinelli’s is AMAZING! DH and I don’t drink so we were planning on a dry reception. Honestly, if people are upset and more focused on the lack of alcohol rather than the abundance of love, then they probably aren’t someone that you want sharing one of the most important days of your lives with anyway. Don’t mention it to guests, just have it happen. And yep, sparkling cider!

Post # 6
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Our wedding is dry. The only negative comment we’ve gotten is from FBIL, but I’m not worried about him. It’s what’s best for us, and sounds like for you! Do what works for YOU! 

Post # 7
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We had a dry wedding on the tenth and it was amazing. People still danced and had a blast 🙂 We had a champagne fountain that we filled with pink lemonade, sparkling juice, coffee, and tea.


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