Post # 1
We can have soda at our reception for $2/glass. We are providing wine (red and white) and most likely a keg, but we are not planning to have any hard liquor (or if we did have hard liquor, we would have to have it be no-host, which seems like a bad idea…).
The venue is providing ice water, tea, and coffee.
My question is, are people expecting to have a soda option? We are not expecting to have any children at the reception, and I think there is one person out of 150 who is pregnant, and she is limiting her caffeine intake anyhow…
Would you be upset if there was no soda option at a wedding reception?
Post # 3
I’m not a big drinker, so i would always prefer a soda option. If a lot of your guests are driving too, that would seriously limit how many drinks they could have..
Post # 4
I probably wouldn’t even notice if I could choose between water or alcohol. We had soda at our wedding just as an option and I don’t think anyone had any although everyone was over 21 and had alcoholic drinks and water instead and finished the night off with coffee.
Post # 5
I do think it’s polite to provide a non-alcoholic drink option other than water (whether soda, juice, or iced tea).
Post # 6
You should provide soda or lemonade or something
Post # 7
I don’t personally drink most soda, but I know a lot of people do. I know I like the option of 7-up or Sprite when I drink alcohol incase my stomach gets upset. In my cricle it would definitely be appreciated, but I doubt anyone would be upset if it wasn’t there. I would say to offer it if you are able, but if it is going to stretch your wallet too thin just let it go.
Post # 8
I won’t be having soda, I’m going to have sparkling juices instead. I personally have never drank (as in not a sip) and don’t like soda or coffee I will be having sparkling juices as an in the middle option.
Post # 9
I would be upset if there was no non-alcoholic drink option. I don’t drink (and I’m not pregnant), and I don’t advertise it. I’d be seriously irked if I had to sit and drink water all night.
ETA: I can’t have caffiene either, so the coffee or tea option doesn’t help me.
Post # 10
I woudn’t expect it, but it would be nice for your guests that don’t drink alcohol.
Post # 10
I won’t be having soda, I’m going to have sparkling juices instead. I personally have never drank (as in not a sip) and don’t like soda or coffee I will be having sparkling juices as an in the middle option since I am providing alcohol for those who do want it.
Post # 11
I wouldn’t be upset, necessarily, but since I don’t really drink alcohol I’d appreciate having soda or a sparkling juice option.
Post # 12
I would think it was weird that there wasn’t soda. I’d actually rather have soda than alcohol!
Post # 13
This may seem old fashioned, but what about serving punch? This is one of my mom’s requirements (she’s 80 years old) and our venue doesn’t normally provide it. I think they’re charging us $8/gallon (which is still expensive but nothing like $2/glass that you’d be charged for pop).
Post # 14
I dont drink soda but there has always been a soda option at every wedding I’ve been to. Although its usually only coke or pepsi. i will be serving soda
Post # 15
I don’t drink soda (ever), so I wouldn’t miss it. But I would offer something other than water for the non-drinkers. Iced tea? Lemonade?