(Closed) Dry receptions? comments?

posted 6 years ago in Seattle
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve been to dry weddings and they tended to be casual affairs and I didn’t mind. They were during the day and was more like a family gathering or a BBQ/picnic type thing. Culturally, FIs family and community do dry formal weddings as well, but for those it is common to see people drink out of their trunks secretly or make quick trips to the hotel cash bar. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

I’ve never been to a dry wedding, but I’m sure it wouldn’t be too hard to make some fancy bevereges that are non alcoholic.  I’ve been looking into it also, since we’re getting married at the Mukilteo Rosehill community center, where no hard a is allowed.  I’ve been looking into syrups and ice cubes with fruit frozen inside, which you could add to not only wine or champange, but regular soda or 7-up or something.  I think people don’t mind too much as long as they have something tasty to sip on, and snacks around to munch on.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been to two dry weddings – both couples were conservative Christians.  Still had a grand old time.  They were daytime weddings so people weren’t as dissappointed.  Also, my family, shall we say… tailgated?  (Had coolers of their own adult beverages in the car or under the table.)

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have been to a few dry weddings. I don’t go to wedding receptions for the drinks (although I do enjoy them) so it wasn’t a big deal. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I went to one this weekend with a pricey cash bar. To be honest, people did leave a little earlier than some of the more drink heavy weddings I have been to in the past, but at the same time, guests should be there for you not the booze!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@futuremrsfitz18:  haha thats exactly what i would do! or bring a flask 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

well if its in seattle it won’t be dry, have you looked outside lately? bwahahaha ok bad joke 🙂 But I think if its mid day and like, a bbq or something it would be fine, maybe just have some fun punches or something. It would help to know more about what you want the day to be like. When I picture muk beach and lighthouse, I see kids running around flying kites and casual bbq food so if you are thinking something else I’d need something to make a visual out of 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I went to a dry wedding, it was still fun though I think more people might have danced or partied longer if there was alcohol.

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