(Closed) Is there anyone who’s not having any alcohol on their wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My brother didn’t have any alcohol at his wedding either, except for the champagne toast.  We still had a good time.  Most of our focus were on the bride and groom and dancing.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

pass around a flask? just kidding….sort of. really, depending on the situation if you prefer to have a little social lubrication there may be a way to make it happen.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You sound none to pleased about that situation. Personally I’d still have fun at your wedding. But if you are in the market for a suggestion: if you are allowed to bring in your own booze – hit up a BevMo 5cent sale :o)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Can you give your guests the option to drink and have a cash bar?  I confess to having brought a flask to a dry wedding once.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Fun things to do: Photobooths, play some of those corny dances like the Electric Slide, so people don’t have to be self-concious about Am-I-Dancing-Right, have LOTS of pictures set up for people to go look at…

You’re getting married soon so this may not be feasible – but instead of sit down dinners, have tasting stations or buffet so people have to get up and move around, have a chocolate fondue/fountain so people have to move around again for a dessert.

I’m not good at this, I usually rely on the booze. :p I’m sure it will be fun no matter what.  There’s always SOMEBODY who will do a crazy dance and break the ice.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ugh, that sucks… Venue not allow alcohol? Don’t your friends drink? Not able to at least have a toast?

My family and friends would be in the parking lot w/ a keg if I had no alcohol… lol. So, I’m sorry I have no solution for you!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My friends’ husbands are usually in the parking lot with a handle of Jack and free Cokes from the bar.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If having a dry wedding isn’t something you’re looking forward to, could you limit the alcohol you serve?  Maybe only have champagne, since it wouldn’t be as heavily consumed as other alcoholic beverages, and since it’s generally related to the toast, it might be more excuseable to your non-drinker guests.  And, give guests the option of ginger ale or champagne for the toasts.  Have it all already poured into glasses, so it’s less obvious who has what . . . . Just an idea!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I wouldn’t worry about it!  I’ve been to lots of non alcoholic events in my lifetime, and they are still fun!  If your friends and family don’t drink, it won’t be a big deal if that’s not an option.  (Just be sure that you have plenty of pop, punch, coffee, etc)  If it’s just the case that there are a limited number of drinkers in your group, you might be able to pay per drink rather than pay for everyone to have access.  This might be a choice if you know that out of a hundred people there will be less than 20 that are going to want a beer.  The bartender can run a tab for you, and it shouldn’t be a big deal. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our reception is in a park that doesn’t allow alcohol in some of their reservable areas–guess which area we ended up with? *facedesk* FI’s family and many of our friends are VERY religiously conservative, but we were going to go ahead with the alcohol anyway. Must be divine intervention that we can’t.

We’re planning an afterparty for our younger, hipper, less religious friends at a bowling alley. There WILL be booze there.

To spice up our alcohol free wedding we’ll be:

  • Playing good music and getting people out of the dance floor.
  • Probably provide a fauxtobooth and some fun props.
  • Provide Bubbles and Sidewalk Chalk to the young of heart
  • Provide little booklets of fun stuff to do, including:

 

  1. A photo scavenger hunt (to get some snapshots to supplement the PRO shots)
  2. Some fun “find the person” games. For example, find the person we called FIRST after getting engaged, and have them initial the item.
  3. Mini-quiz about the couple
  4. Etc
  5. YES, we WILL give out fun prizes.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Me and my family are christians and dont really drink, and most of my guests also dont drink. but i do have some friends who like to have some wine every once in a while  and i feel like since its a special occasion i might bring in some bottles (its actually a gift from my maid of honor). im sure my pastor will not be too happy about it but i truly dont think people will be going out of control with it and im only having about 20 bottles of wine for 200 guests (one for each table). i guess i would love to have a glass of wine myself on my wedding day. but, i am still considering this and i dont think its a big deal. Your guests should be there for YOU and for your FI not for the alcohol. They can go out to a club for that. those who truly care about u will have fun no matter what!

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