- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
What is your opinion of a non-alchoholic wedding? My fiance and I really don’t care too much one way or the other (we aren’t really into drinking at all). Our reception venue (a lovely privately owned park next to flowing water – complete with waterfall!) has had some incidents in the past where the alcohol got out of hand and would prefer if we keep it to a minimum. The wedding coordinator for the park basically said some wine for toasting is acceptable – which is totally fine with me because I didn’t want any hard liqour there anyway!
So, I could care less if there was alcohol, but my mother insists that if we have an alcohol-free reception that no one will want to stick around very long. My initial reaction to this was that those people who leave because we aren’t serving alcohol can go ahead if they are that rude!
I’m trying to find a compromise.. My favorite idea so far is a mimosa bar. I also really like that we can not only have regular champagne, but also use sparkling grape juice for a non-alcoholic alternative. Is it weird to serve mimosas in the evening though? I thought it would be quite refreshing on a late June night.
Additionally, we are on a bit of a budget (hopefully my parents would split the cost of the bar with me since they want the alcohol more than I! haha). I know that mimosas are traditionally served in champagne flutes.. but even Dollar Store ones are more than I would want to spend (We are having about 120 guests). Is it terribly tacky to serve them out of hard plastic glasses like these?
Thanks for your opinions!