Dry wedding

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
4540 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

Lemonade! Or even orange juice. 

Realistically, 4 types (water, tea, coffee, and punch) should be plenty, but you could add more if you wanted.

Post # 4
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Tigerlilybride:  infused water or even an italian soda bar with fruity flavors

Post # 5
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

IMHO a wedding needs good food, a good variety of ice cold drinks and plenty of both. Alcohol is just icing on the cake & helps the party last longer.

I’ve been to dry weddings before and in my experience they never last as long as weddings with alcohol. Not that they’re less enjoyable, they’re just different. The best have all had amazing food and a good selection of non-alcoholic drinks. I don’t think you have to do mocktails, but adding soda, juices, sparkling cider, and/or sparkling water would be a lot nicer & enjoyable then the water/punch/tea route.




Post # 6
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Tigerlilybride:  That’s what I’m having at my dry wedding. I surveyed our families, and they said they’d be fine with just punch, water, coffee and tea.

You could do a signature mocktail, though, that would be really cute. There should be tons of recipes for fizzy punches on the internet. 

Post # 7
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We had a dry wedding. We had soda (2-3 types), water & tea. It went over well, and lasted just as long as I wanted (I was tired and wanted to GTFO of there.)

Post # 9
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Tigerlilybride:  Yeah, ours was lunch, too. We had a 11 AM wedding and we took about 45 minutes to an hour for photos, then we had the first dance/father daughter/mother son dance then everyone could eat, drink & be merry. Everyone stuck around for two or three hours after that, then we packed up and went home.

By the reception, I just wanted to go home and sleep. I was tired, I had to get up before the sun to get hair & makeup done, so I was exceptionally pleased it ended when it did.

Post # 10
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d maybe add some soda, or italian soda with different flavors.  Or orange juice if its in the AM

Post # 11
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You should have an espresso bar!

Post # 12
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My cousin did a tea. Granted, they served mimosas and champagne as well as tea and coffee–but you could do fancy flavored lemonades, teas, and expresso. 

Post # 13
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Maybe sparkling cider? Something more celebratory? If it’s a brunch thing you could have a mock-mimosa stand. Maybe even a mock-bloody mary stand?

Iced tea as well because if it’s in August, people may want cold drinks. If you had iced coffee and I was a guest I may even forgive you for not having alcohol.

I wouldn’t count water as a “drink option”. Water is just water, even with a lemon or lime or a pretty straw.

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