(Closed) Are you serving soda?

posted 11 years ago in Food
  • poll: Are you having soda at your reception?

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  • Post # 32
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Honestly, yes, I think you should have soda available to your guests at the wedding.   It is just a common courtesy and I would find it extremely odd if there was no soda available, even though I’m not a soda drinker myself.   You said that there would only be 5 – 10 people drinking it at the reception, therefore, the cost shouldn’t be that big.   My venue charges $1.25 per soft drink served so that it going to be a miniscule cost in the grand scheme of things.  

    To me, this is a minor issue and not worth fighting with your Future Mother-In-Law over.  If she wants soda and it’s not going to cost you dearly (which it shouldn’t), then I say suck it up and just have it on the menu at the bar. 

    Post # 33
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    1510 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    I’m one of the people who find it very odd when people do not serve soda.

    Post # 34
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    6610 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Hmm. I’m really not much of a drinker, so I would be a little disappointed by the lack of soda. But really…it’s, what, four hours of my life? I would be fine without it, so I don’t see a need for you to change your arrangements.

    Post # 35
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We might.  I haven’t totally decided yet.  It might just be beer, wine, and lemonaid.

    Post # 36
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I agree with some of the other posters that the lack of soda is a little odd. Yes it won’t kill her to not have soda for one night but there is nothing wrong with politely inquiring if the venue can add a soda option. Plus soda is pretty cheap since you only have a few guests i can’t imagine them charging you more $50-$100 to include a good number of bottles.

    Post # 37
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    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We are and I think it’s really important. Mostly because my dad doesnt drink and he loves pop. If we had wine and no pop it would be a huge slap in the face.

    On another note, today I learned that lemonade in australia is fuzzy!

    Post # 38
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Honestly, I’d be kinda ticked if I was at a wedding and there was no pop. I don’t drink alcohol, hate coffee, am not a big fan of lemonade, and water is just very blah. So I’m kind of screwed without pop.

    Post # 39
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    To be honest people usually drink lots of soda and since its so much cheaper than alcohol people usually expect it. Our venue allows us to bring our own drinks so we are buying in bulk from sams club lots of coke,sprite,sunkist etc. We NEEd to have soda since none of us drink alcohol we will have soda, water, juice, iced tea and a non alcohol wine and non-alcoholic malt beverage

    But if the venue doesnt allow you to bring it in, I’m sure people will survive one day without it

    Post # 40
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    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I love Diet Coke.  I drink it every day.  Would I be disappointed if I went to a wedding and they didn’t have it?  Probably a little bit. But would I live?  Absolutely.  And I suspect your guests will feel the same way.  There may be a few that miss the soda, but I doubt anyone (other than your MIL) will be devastated by it.  And for the record, I’ve been to several wedding receptions and other banquet-type functions where there was no soda offered.  It’s not that unusual and people can deal.

    Honestly, there is NOTHING she can drink?  Who doesn’t drink water??  I’m thinking maybe she should give it a try….

    Post # 42
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My fiance and I don’t drink alcohol so we def. want soda for us and the kids!

    Post # 43
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    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I opted for Martinelli’s sparkling apple cider instead of Soda

    Post # 45
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ve never not seen soda served at a wedding. I would find that very strange and would be pretty disappointed. I’m not a big drinker, but I do really love soda. I would drink water, sure, but it just isn’t as festive. It would detract for a lot of people, I think.

    Post # 46
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We served soda. They have soda behind the bar so it came with our venue.

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