Post # 16
I would go with less sugary stuff – like mint unsweetened iced tea, cucumber basil sparking water, etc. I don’t know any adults who drink sweet beverages that aren’t alcoholic.
I would aim for things that adults like – stuff with complex flavors, lightly sweet, etc. Also, as many pointed out, fancy glasses can up the vibe
Post # 17
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
Love the idea of a “tea bar”!!!
Post # 18
I am thinking of suggesting some these to the venue and see if they could do them.
Bloody Mary (regular but omit alcohol)
Mimosa (sparkling water, orange juice, orange slice)
Bellini (peach nectar, sparkling cider, peach slice)
Shirly Temple (ginger ale, grenadine, cherry)
Sweet Sunrise (orange juice, grenadine, orange slice)
Mojito (tonic/club soda, sugar syrup, lime juice, mint)
French 75 (tonic/club soda, lemon juice, lemon bitters)
Post # 19
I would drink the heck out of all of these lol. This is my kind of wedding haha. I don’t really like alcohol and generally choose to have a mocktail over the alcoholic version anyways.
Post # 20
I struggle with so many non alcoholic drinks being very sweet.
Id suggest finding a non alcoholic beer. For mock tails virgin mojitos aren’t too sweet. There is some great non alcoholic gins out there which are great for cocktails. alexam :
Post # 21
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
alexam : I would drink every one of those!!!! If they only do a few and you supplement with soda/iced teas, that is perfect.
Post # 22
75-100 people is not that small of a wedding. hopefully the news of a dry wedding has been spread to all because as someone who drinks I know I would be very confused and put off by not knowing before hand. Would not have ANY problem going to a dry wedding, just need to know in advance.
I think lavender lemonade as a PP said is a GREAT idea, it’s so refreshing without being overly sweet. Also any sparkling water with a lime wedge or an orange twist would be great. I say keep it simple so it’s not too overwhelming.
Post # 23
I don’t really understand the “needing to know in advance”. Like, is there some sort of prep needed to attend a dry event? Lol.
Ginger beer (not the alcoholic kind) with mint and lime is amazing, as is a virgin ceasar.
Post # 24
mrspuppylove : mock Mimosas are simple and awesome, orange juice and gingerale is great, I’ve also tried it with Fresca (0 calories, 0 sugar) and Diet 7up or Sprite, all work well.
Also, virgin pina coladas are both pretty and delicious- can use ready made Pina Colada mix (non alcoholic, avail in many grocery stores) but instead of rum add regular or Diet ginger ale, optional garnish with a slice of pineapple.
In a large punch bowl mix equal parts orange juice and fruit punch, add frozen berries &/ or oranges sliced into thin circles (like you’d slice tomatoes to put on a sandwich or burger), ice. Just before serving add ginger ale, 7 up or Sprite (diet versions cut down the sugar without affecting the taste)- equal to the amount of juice used and stir.
Post # 25
The lemonade bar that was suggested sounds divine!!!!
Post # 26
Lemonade or smoothie bar!
is bubble tea going too far?? Haha
Post # 27
Bubble tea would be amazing if done well.
What about lemon, lime and bitters? I know a lot of adults who enjoy these.
In a similar vein to bubble tea – what about thai iced tea or vietnamese coffee?
Post # 28
Right? Lol we had a dry wedding and all we did was let some of our friends know so they could do a grocery store run and pre-game before the reception if they wanted to. But a lot of our friends understand our cultural and familial restrictions so I don’t think it was too much of a shock or anything. I don’t think it’s a “responsibility” to let people know, per se, but it’s nice for close friends. charlie057 :
75 – 100 is considered small in my circle, but I’m South Asian. We had a 300 person dry wedding and it was considered “medium” sized.
Post # 29
Make your own signature mocktail :). Our pink summer spritz was such a hit! Google some recipes and let the caterer tell you what they can offer, substitututions, etc.
Post # 30
- Wedding: September 2019 - Somewhere in Texas
alexam : Just provide plenty of mixers for all the people who are going to sneak in alcohol.