Dry reception?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I serve alcohol at a brunch wedding and if so- which type?
    Your folks are right. Just have a dry wedding with specialty coffees and juice. No one will miss it. : (6 votes)
    18 %
    Champagne brunch? Yum. Bring on those mimosas. : (26 votes)
    76 %
    Serve wine and beer. : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    1500 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

    I’m all for dry weddings no matter the time of day if that’s what the bride and groom wants. In your specific case, I do agree with your parents. A brunch reception really shouldn’t call for anything other than some coffee and juice or cider. I do think champagne is a bit of an acquired taste and overall it probably would be a lot cheaper just to skip it.

    Post # 3
    8847 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Well, if I got all dressed up to go to a wedding and was hanging out celebrating with a bunch of loved ones – I’d definitely be into a mimosa or a glass of wine with my meal, especially if it’s midday on a weekend.  My husband would much prefer drinking a beer or two rather than a champagne drink.  If you’re in a financial position to do so, I’d go for beer and wine and mimosas.  It’s still a celebration even though it’s at noon!

    Post # 4
    127 posts
    Blushing bee

    It would definitely depend, I’m not against it at all, I would definitely have the champagne and what not, but I also have a FFIL and FBIL who have been known to crack a beer at 8 am on special occasions, so do what you want, after all it is your wedding.  Why don’t you and your fiance come up with the money for the alcohol???

    Post # 6
    2172 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I personally don’t drink before noon unless it’s a mimosa.  That’s just me though.  Some people are all into wine/beer with lunch.

    I think it’s up to you.  Would your circle of guests be interested?  And who is paying?  (If mom and dad are, you can’t make them pay for alcohol.)

    Post # 7
    2428 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would looooveee some champagne at a brunch reception!

    Post # 8
    1473 posts
    Bumble bee

    I vote for the champagne. Are you providing it yourself? If that’s the case, you should be able to return any unopened bottles.

    Post # 9
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’d go for champagne, or a nice prosecco or sparkling wine if you want to cut down the expense. It’s classy and totally appropriate in a brunch setting. Brunch with NO booze option, only tea or juice, sounds like something that happens at a retirement home.  

    Post # 11
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Mimosas! It’s the difference between brunch and a reeeeaaally late breakfast 🙂

    Post # 12
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I like the idea of the mimosa bar that would be really cute and fun for a brunch wedding.  I know a lot of people who like champagne/mimosas and think that could be a hit.  You could probably go to Sams, Costco, or another store like that and get champagne, beer, and wine for a more reasonable price.

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