(Closed) Alcohol free reception, toasting ideas?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should we offer an alternative to toast with? Is nonalcoholic signature drink okay?
    Stick to white grape and sparkling cider : (18 votes)
    46 %
    Go with a nonalcoholic signature drink : (8 votes)
    21 %
    There are already enough options on the beverage list, toast with that : (11 votes)
    28 %
    Yes offer an alternative for toasting : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We’re doing the same thing — skipping alcohol, I mean. I think what we’re gonna do is skip *toasts* per se, and just have speeches. People can wish us well at the end, then sit down, no cheers. Which is just fine for us.

    If you really want the toast, just have them do it with whatever they’re drinking. Your reception already seems so laid back, why bother complicating it? 🙂 Not to mention, your drink options already look awesome.

    Post # 4
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    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We aren’t doing alcohol either — I’d just let people toast with whatever they’re drinking! 🙂

    Post # 5
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    If you want a specific toasting beverage, you can do one of those sparkling ciders that they have out.  There are some new ones out in the last few years that are quite tasty.

    Post # 6
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think any of your options would be fine, honestly. My husband doesn’t drink but he loves the blood orange soda from world market (comes in 1 liter glass bottles) so we got that for him. Maybe something like that, which is carbonated, and a little different and very tasty? 

    Post # 7
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    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I like the idea of the sparkling juice. It looks like champagne, so it will fit well for the toasts. 

    Post # 8
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We had the idea of what-ever-is-in-your-glass for the toast. We offered Dublin Dr Pepper as a drink option beyond tea/leamonade/water but didn’t necessarily intend for it to be the toast. Since we had 5 options (arnold palmer with the tea/leamonade) we didn’t think we needed the cider.

    If you want a signature drink, go for it!

    Post # 9
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    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Coming from a wine background I notice that you are getting married in Oregon (a very up and coming wine area). Many wineries are now releasing non-alcholic bottles of wine prior to fermentation (think really fancy/amazing grape juice) that can be carbonated and non. They are amazing and add a special touch to events, we purchase several bottles for friends as gifts every year.

    Post # 10
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Guests can toast with whatever they are already drinking. There is no law that alcohol has to be served for that purpose.

    Also, something that most people don’t realize is that “nonalcoholic” beer and wine still has a significant amount of alcohol present, but not enough to be labelled as alcohol. False advertsing if anything, especially since kids are not allowed to drnk it and non-drinkers don’t consume it becasue it contains alcohol.

    Post # 11
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    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    If this were an option–I’d totally do something hokey like milk.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I love the idea of a non-alcoholic signature drink. How about something with grenadine in it to give it some colour?

    Post # 13
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    1415 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Definitely a champagne substitute would be fun!

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