(Closed) Alcohol free reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Tailgate! lol jk – make sure everyone is drunk off food, love and good music!  I don’t drink, but I always have a good time.  🙂

Post # 4
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It will be fine.

Post # 6
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@roweboat:  they will! you don’t need alcohol to have a good time.  and i love the idea of having an after party! 

Post # 7
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Just make sure whatever you use as entertainment (band, DJ, games, whatever) is really excellent, and people will have fun. Provide fun non-alcoholic drinks, like special iced teas and lemonades and non-alcoholic spritzers or coolers.

You can definitely have an afterparty at a bar afterwards, but that needs its own, informal invitation or really excellent word-of-mouth in advance. Such parties either need to be fully hosted or open-to-the-public at a public place.

Post # 8
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You don’t need alcohol to have a good time! I definitely partake at weddings, but even  if I didn’t I know I’d stil have a good time, particularly if there is good music and food. 

You might want to spread the word via word of mouth though, just so expectations are set. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Have something fizzy to drink, since it feels festive. And give people things to do (photobooth?) to keep them active.

Post # 11
46402 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had an alcohol free, afternoon ceremony and reception for my first wedding. My Dad was an alcoholic and I didn’t want a scene at the reception. (he has since died).

We had loads of fun and so did everyone else. Anyone who NEEDS alcohol to have a good time has their own problems with alcohol.

Post # 12
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We are having an Afternoon Tea Reception and no alcohol we are focusing on gourmet teas instead. Our reception will be over at 3pm, so anyone who wants alcohol can go out on their own afterward. 12-3 is too early for alcohol, if anyone misses it then too bad.

Post # 13
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I was recently at a wedding with the same reasons for no alcohol. They had a really fun smoothie bar where you pick your fruits and flavor. It was a nice touch.

Post # 15
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Great music, great food and lots of dancing!

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