Post # 1
we decided not to worry bout soft drinks for the reception. we will have white grape punch water and unsweet tea/sweet tea(since we live in south missisippi) we’ll also offer some beer along with mixed drinks. most of our friends and family prefer sweet tea over a coke anyway. my mom owns a restaurant and she is allowing us to use her tea urns and tea maker so it would be very convenient. do ya’ll think this is logical?
Post # 3
We provided iced tea, lemonade, water, sparkling cider, beer, and wine for our guests. I think it’s fine not to offer soda, as long as the guests have an alternative to water.
Post # 4
as long as you are offering tea and water (plus the added bonus of some alcohol) no one should complain that they can’t have their diet coke for the night 🙂
Post # 5
a lot of people i know love their soft drinks and would not be happy with that. you know your guests best though!
Post # 6
Ive been to plenty of weddings where its been
punch and water only
Post # 7
I voted that punch, tea, and water are fine….as a caveat, you may need soda for the mixed drinks (if there are any) so you may want to stock the bar.
Post # 8
I think its fine 🙂 People will drink what’s provided to them…
I know that when there isn’t pop available though, I usually end up drinking more alcohol. So if you’re doing this for cost purposes this could actually drive up your alcohol bill!
Post # 9
Another Mississippi bride here! And yeah, we had that talk too. Right now, we’re doing sweet tea, water, possibly lemonade, beer and a few bottles of wine for the wine drinkers. Most of the people we have coming won’t mind not having the soda, cos they’ll either be in the beer or in the tea. 😀
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle
That’s a new one to me! (I am also a soda addict, however) 🙂 Soda is pretty cheap – is cost the reason?
Post # 11
I am a diet soda addict, so I might be upset. However, I’m from the Northeast – perhaps in the South people prefer tea?
Post # 12
People will get over it. I like coffee after a big dinner, but I don’t feel entitled to it. And right now, I’m totally all about simplifying. If you think your guests won’t riot, you’re in the clear.
Post # 13
I don’t think you need to serve soda, but I do think you should offer another choice. How about lemonade?
Post # 14
I am not serving soda either, our wedding is in California and we are having beer, wine, lemonade, iced tea, and then pitchers of water on the table. I think guest will be fine I mean you are providing a grocery stores worth of food so why should you for beverages.
Post # 15
I just realized you are offering three options. I couldn’t figure out what white grape water was
Yeah, I think you have enough choice.
Post # 16
The only reason I am serving soft drinks at my wedding is because about 20% of the guests are between the ages of 12 and 20 (relatives) and I am trying to encourage them to NOT drink alcohol. If I wasn’t having so many underage guests, I would only serve tea, coffee, etc.