Post # 1
What do you gals do? The ceremony (and reception) are at a loft so there are no religious restrictions… but I heard recently about not serving guests any kind of alcoholic beverages before the ceremony. I’m completely open to your responses — either way, bees! So let’s have it…. thanks!
Post # 3
PLEASE don’t do it. I went to a wedding where they had an open bar and appetizers before the wedding ceremony. Everyone was totally buzzed and basically just talking in their normal voices through out the whole ceremony (it was outside). I could barely hear what was going on.. people were getting up and walking around and not paying attention at all. It was a mess.
Post # 4
No kidding! That sounds awful. I wasn’t thinking of food at all… but no, I don’t think we will do it now. uh uh.
Post # 5
I would only give them water. Alcohol makes you more dehydrated so drinking it when it’s hot out, makes people need to drink more and that’s how you end up with drunk guests!
Post # 6
I’d do a sparkling water with maybe some fruit dropped in the bottom.. I agree on the no cocktail rule b4 the ceremony 😉
Post # 7
I loveee cocktails, but I would say just water in this case. It’s going to be a long night of imbibing and you don’t want to start anyone off too early.
Post # 8
cucumber water is always refreshing and elegant looking
Post # 9
I would say offer both, but dont have it be an open bar or anything. Maybe as they come in you can have them choose their cocktail and then that is it. People (hopefully!) wont get bombed off of one glass of champage.
Post # 10
We did it…offered bottled water,red/white wine and a signature blue drink (made with champagne,oj and blue Curacao) if anyone came early. If anyone over imbibed we never noticed. Bar opened immediately after the ceremony and cocktail hour began with tons of food offered.
I think most adults have the good sense to not overdue it at a wedding,but only you know your guests.