(Closed) No alcohol at my wedding..

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

@undercover92:  Bottles of wine on the tables and a champagne toast?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

will they allow people to bring their own alcohol in? that would be my worry with your statement that you wanna put on the invitations. i think lemonade, water, and tea is perfectly appropriate.

i’ve been to a few “dry” weddings. it’s a nice break from the alcohol fueled ones i’m used to. my cousin’s wedding was dry, as his wife grew up in a mennonite family and her parents hosted the wedding at their home, in amish country. it was so much fun, and it was a nice change from weddings where nobody remembers anything the next morning, know what i mean?

as an alternative- you could have a cash bar, it’s always an option, even if people look down on it. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i attended a friends wedding once where there was no alcohol and honestly it didnt seem like anyone noticed. There was plenty of good food and other drinks to go around. It was also a day time wedding so it was a little more appropriate that there was no alcohol. I think it really depends on your guests and the time of day but remember it is your wedding. If anything a few bottles or wine or champagne wouldnt break the bank. 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Alcohol is social lubricant. It relaxes people in environments where they don’t know each other.

A lot of people set a certain amount at the bar, then when that amount is up the bar closes. Is that an option for you?

Post # 8
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Honey bee

@undercover92:  I think I would stick with just a dry wedding and not mention the alcohol permitted part (that could become a huge liability).

FI and I are not big drinkers (we have an alcoholic drink maybe once or twice a month, if that), but we are going to provide a limited amount of alcholol. Just a bottle of wine and champagne at each table and then a set number of beers (approx. 2 per guest). Some people will not be happy, but it’s what we decided (and hope to keep certain people closer to the sober side).

Post # 9
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Honey bee

@undercover92:  Have you considered doing sangria (in punch bolws) or cheaper wine? There are plenty of brands that are more inexpensive and can be self serve at the tables.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i second wine on tables. BYOB is on par with kegs in terms of weddings.

Post # 13
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Honey bee

@undercover92:  No I actually purchased nice drink buckets (see below) and will fill them with ice and beers. I did not want to pay $150 for the bartender. Our venue is letting us bring in alcholol, so that was a bonus. Our wedding is fairly casual, so it works.
You can buy alcohol pretty cheap at Sams or Costco and return what you do not use.

But drink tickets could be a great idea!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

we debated this too because of the expense. we ended up going with wine with dinner and champagne for a toast. there was a bar in the hotel lobby and some of our friends bought drinks there. they didn’t seem to care. don’t feel bad about it. it’s your wedding and if you can’t afford it then you can’t afford it. people will understand.

Post # 16
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Honey bee

@undercover92:  Ooo, a rum punch sounds good. Depending on the time of day, mimosas can be good too. We are doing a large clear drink dispenser as well 🙂

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