(Closed) Have you ever attended a wedding that did not have alcohol?

posted 10 years ago in Food
  • poll: Alcohol at weddings

    I'd definitely miss it and be bored and so would everyone else I know

    My family and friends easily have a blast without it and I've never been to one with alcohol

    Eh, I've been to alcoholic receptions but I wouldn't miss it if it wasn't there and don't need it

    I'm not able to drink (insert reason) so I don't care

    Other (explain below)

  • Post # 3
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    No, I have never been to a dry wedding. And unless it was a brunch wedding we prob would leave really early

    Post # 4
    9024 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have been to several of these. i dont drink alcohol and many in my circle dont either


    the notion that here must be alcohol for ppl to have fun is bizarre to me.. but each to his own

    Post # 5
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I haven’t been to one… yet. I’m going to one later this month. But there will be champagne for the B&G to toast only.
    I understand they don’t want the added cost and restrictions that come with it, but I find it the slightest bit tacky that they get to toast. That’s the only part that bothers me about it.
    But I’ll get over it. 🙂

    Post # 6
    2054 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    nope…havent yet…although I would prefer to have alcohol…it wouldnt stop me from going…but like mishelleez said…I probably wouldnt stay till the end…unless it was a daytime wedding

    Post # 7
    484 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    never been to one… and im not much of a dancer without alcohol… so no alcohol for me = no dance = not staying very long…

    Post # 8
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I haven’t been to one and hopefully won’t have to go to one – While it wouldn’t keep me from going to the wedding, I’d prefer alcohol..sorry but I like me some vodka!

    Post # 9
    375 posts
    Helper bee

    Maybe you should make a poll?

    I have attended only one wedding without alcohol. There was only cake (which I don’t eat). I don’t even remember if there was punch. It was pretty awful and we just stared at each other. (I’m not exaggerating, although I think even if there was alcohol it wouldn’t have made the wedding fun).

    Post # 10
    5385 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

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    @bells: I agree. Most of the weddings that I have gone to have been ‘dry’.

    Post # 11
    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Yup – I’ve been to a couple. One was held at night (at 7 maybe? it’s been a couple years) and they did a punch/cake reception afterward. It was lovely. I believe the couple’s religion didn’t allow for drinking or dancing, but we stuck around for a couple of hours and mingled. It was nice!

    The other wedding had some strange elements (like the groom hiding before the ceremony because he wasn’t sure if he wanted to go through with it or not!!), but the lack of alcohol wasn’t a problem. It was an afternoon wedding, with sandwiches and salads and cake, and we were served sparkling cider. Again, lovely.

    Honestly, I’ve only been to one wedding with a fully open bar and that was in the last year or so – the rest have either been “dry” or have had various limits on the alcohol (drink tickets, a small number of wine bottles on the tables, etc). It’s never been an issue for me – I figure people make decisions based on their budgets and beliefs, and I’m fine with that. “Wedding” doesn’t automatically equal “alcohol” in my mind.

    Post # 12
    645 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’ve never been to a wedding without alcohol. Not that I wouldn’t attend one that didn’t have any, though.

    Post # 13
    11 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve never been to a totally dry wedding, but if there were other fun things to drink (coffee, teas, fancy soda etc.), I doubt that it would bother me or that I would even notice. 

    Post # 14
    722 posts
    Busy bee

    For me, I’ve never been to any kind of party without alcohol. It is not that one “must drink to have fun.” It is more that among people I know it is the normal thing to provide when entertaining, along with food, water, soft drinks, plates and napkins.

    Post # 15
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I haven’t. But I don’t drink so I really wouldn’t care.

    Post # 16
    470 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’ve never been to a wedding without an open bar, so no, never been to a dry wedding. Ironically, I can no longer drink alcohol for health reasons so it doesn’t matter to me one way or the other. But back in the day, I would definitely have missed my cocktails.

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