(Closed) If hot eve June 12th-champagne for guests’ arrival or just (sparkling) water?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

PLEASE don’t do it.  I went to a wedding where they had an open bar and appetizers before the wedding ceremony.  Everyone was totally buzzed and basically just talking in their normal voices through out the whole ceremony (it was outside).  I could barely hear what was going on.. people were getting up and walking around and not paying attention at all.  It was a mess.

Post # 5
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would only give them water.  Alcohol makes you more dehydrated so drinking it when it’s hot out, makes people need to drink more and that’s how you end up with drunk guests!

Post # 6
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’d do a sparkling water with maybe some fruit dropped in the bottom.. I agree on the no cocktail rule b4 the ceremony 😉

Post # 7
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I loveee cocktails, but I would say just water in this case.  It’s going to be a long night of imbibing and you don’t want to start anyone off too early.

Post # 8
5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

cucumber water is always refreshing and elegant looking

Post # 9
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would say offer both, but dont have it be an open bar or anything.  Maybe as they come in you can have them choose their cocktail and then that is it.  People (hopefully!) wont get bombed off of one glass of champage. 

Post # 10
5758 posts
Bee Keeper

We did it…offered bottled water,red/white wine and a signature blue drink (made with champagne,oj and blue Curacao) if anyone came early. If anyone over imbibed we never noticed. Bar opened immediately after the ceremony and cocktail hour began with tons of food offered.

I think most adults have the good sense to not overdue it at a wedding,but only you know your guests.

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