Post # 1
Let me first explain our overall wedding theme and what we are going for. We are having an outdoor Classic Southern Wedding. We have tried really hard to pull off the Southern Charm and feel for our wedding and the menu is traditional Cajun or New Orleans style foods. Our non alcoholic drink options are Sweet Tea, Lemonade and bottled water.
My Future Mother-In-Law is trying to talk me out of the sweet tea. Our caterer said we can only have two options unless I want to pay another $150. I am being rather strong headed on the sweet tea because that is your CLASSIC Southern drink on a warm day. I feel like their are two other options she could drink other then the beer or wine.
SO girls am I being unrealistic? Please vote and share your reasoning.
Post # 3
She’s crazy. Southerners drink sweet tea. Why would you want nasty old unsweet tea??
Post # 4
Definitely sweet tea! A southern wedding would not be complete without sweet tea! Hell, I’m from Canada and even I know that 🙂
Post # 5
Go for sweet tea! I don’t think a ton of people will care for unsweetened.
Post # 7
I live in the South and Sweet Tea is a HUGE southern thing. If it doesn’t have at least half a pound of sugar in it or lots of fat, it isn’t “true southern”. Honest, I have heard people say this!
HOWEVER, there’s also the issue of diabetics who can NOT have a lot of sugar.
I’m not sure what I would do if I could only have one or the other, to be honest, because we have family members who are diabetics.
Post # 8
SWEET TEA! You must have it if you are planning a southern wedding.
Post # 9
Sweet tea, for sure! My life wouldn’t be complete without it, lol.
Post # 10
While I do like unsweetened tea (my Texan card will be revoked for saying that!), sweet tea is just too classic “South” to not have it. People will probably wonder why the tea is unsweetened if you don’t have sweet tea!
Post # 11
I get how huge it is in the south but my husband has turned me to unsweet tea, I know how horrible, right? I think it’s better for me so I’ve learned to live without the sugar.
I chose sugar free because you can always ADD sugar to it yourself while it’s hard to take sugar out of sweet tea. And with my family, it’s like “Would you like some tea with your tea?” If you have unsweet, people can pour accordingly.
Post # 12
Also, $150 on a catering bill is chump change in the world of weddings! Go for it!
Post # 13
@Ryna: True on the diabetic thing. I hadn’t even thought of that. However, I don’t think that anyone attending has that problem. I know that Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t and she just doesn’t like the taste of sweet tea.
Post # 14
Oh I had to vote for the good old bitter unsweetened tea but thats because I am the ultimate west coast girl and I think that sweet tea stuff is nasty. ok with that said, sweet tea is the southern thing and it would go with your theme. Sounds like a small detail but when I think of drinks and the south, I think sweet tea and mint juleps. If its in the budget I’d go for it. I know you can add sugar to tea but that is not the same as sweet tea
Post # 15
Is it possible to go with the unsweetened, but have carafes of simple syrup available if people want to sweeten their tea? I went to a restaurant once where it was served this way and I absolutely loved that I could sweeten it to my exact liking.
Post # 16
Neither of us are from the south but live in NC now and were for our wedding. We did NOT have any tea – any form at all. Neither of us like it that much and it was easier to just have water & sparkling water on the tables plus beer, wine & soda at the bar. I vote for NO TEA!