(Closed) no soft drinks?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Am I a bad host because we aren't serving soda?
    You have to have soft drinks!!!!!! : (24 votes)
    31 %
    Punch, Tea, and water are fine. : (54 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We provided iced tea, lemonade, water, sparkling cider, beer, and wine for our guests.  I think it’s fine not to offer soda, as long as the guests have an alternative to water. 

    Post # 4
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    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    as long as you are offering tea and water (plus the added bonus of some alcohol) no one should complain that they can’t have their diet coke for the night ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    a lot of people i know love their soft drinks and would not be happy with that. you know your guests best though!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Ive been to plenty of weddings where its been

    punch and water only

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted that punch, tea, and water are fine….as a caveat, you may need soda for the mixed drinks (if there are any) so you may want to stock the bar.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think its fine ๐Ÿ™‚ People will drink what’s provided to them…

    I know that when there isn’t pop available though, I usually end up drinking more alcohol. So if you’re doing this for cost purposes this could actually drive up your alcohol bill!

    Post # 9
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Another Mississippi bride here! And yeah, we had that talk too. Right now, we’re doing sweet tea, water, possibly lemonade, beer and a few bottles of wine for the wine drinkers. Most of the people we have coming won’t mind not having the soda, cos they’ll either be in the beer or in the tea. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

    That’s a new one to me!  (I am also a soda addict, however) ๐Ÿ™‚  Soda is pretty cheap – is cost the reason?

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I am a diet soda addict, so I might be upset.  However, I’m from the Northeast – perhaps in the South people prefer tea?

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    People will get over it. I like coffee after a big dinner, but I don’t feel entitled to it. And right now, I’m totally all about simplifying. If you think your guests won’t riot, you’re in the clear.

    Post # 13
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    435 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t think you need to serve soda, but I do think you should offer another choice.  How about lemonade?

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I am not serving soda either, our wedding is in California and we are having beer, wine, lemonade, iced tea, and then pitchers of water on the table. I think guest will be fine I mean you are providing a grocery stores worth of food so why should you for beverages.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee

    I just realized you are offering three options.  I couldn’t figure out what white grape water was

    Smile

    Yeah, I think you have enough choice. 

    Post # 16
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    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    The only reason I am serving soft drinks at my wedding is because about 20% of the guests are between the ages of 12 and 20 (relatives) and I am trying to encourage them to NOT drink alcohol.  If I wasn’t having so many underage guests, I would only serve tea, coffee, etc.

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