(Closed) Dry Wedding-how to let people know ahead of time

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I don’t think there’s a way to include this information on your invitations without seeming apologetic, word of mouth would be best.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Do it by word of mouth.

Post # 5
Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

No need to do it beforehand. You can schedule some sort of afterparty. We had endless wine and bubbly at ours but I reserved a nearby lounge to after party with our friends and hosted the hard liquor there for those that wanted to continue to drink and celebrate with us. Last guest didn’t leave until 3:30AM!

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I hope this doesn’t sound “out of the way” or “snarky” because I’m just genuinely curious about this. I saw the comments in the other thread saying they would be upset if they didn’t know beforehand, but I don’t understand why? For weddings that don’t offer an entree option beforehand are you upset when something you wanted wasn’t served because you didn’t know beforehand? That just confuses me, maybe because most people I know are non drinkers but I genuinely don’t understand why people would be upset that they didn’t know alcohol wouldn’t be served. Can someone explain why they would be upset?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If you have a wedding website, you can put a “menu” up there that includes the drinks (lemonade, tea, coffee, whatever you are having). Most people probably won’t check it but if someone really cares, then they will find it.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m having a cash bar at my wedding, and will include the information on my website.  I would also consider putting it on your wedding website if you have it, and pass it along by word of mouth.  

p.s. It’s nice to know that my Fiance and I are not the only couple who typically do not drink alcohol πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had a dry wedding, and we just let it travel by word of mouth. I’m not really sure how you could word it on an invite without it sounding odd.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We’re having a dry wedding and spreading it mainly by word of mouth but will also have a factoid about it on the wedding website in our Q & A section. We’re doing a few “weird” things for our wedding (like, it’s Disney themed!) so we’re hoping the section will help people out in more than one regard πŸ™‚ 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Budgeting in Seattle:  We’re the same way!  We’ll have a very occasional beer or other beverage when we go out to dinner or are at a party.  Instead of drinking alcohol, we’re coffeeaholics!

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