Post # 1
I am completely stumped and really don’t have anyone to turn to for advice on this. Our reception will be alcohol-free because of our locations rules and money concerns. Do people expect a toast for the new couple? How do I work around this elegantly and cleverly?
Post # 3
Sparkling grape juice/sparkling cider? Alternatively, people can just toast with whatever drink they have (soda/water…).
Post # 4
My wedding is going to be alcohol-free to, so we’re doing the toast with seven-up.
Post # 5
you can use a sparkeling beverage like 7-up and mix in some juice to match the color of your wedding (strawberry for pink, grape for a blue/purple, pear could give you a green, lemonaide for yellow), maybe hang a little piece of fruit on the edge of the glass and have them "served" (or poured and set out for them to pick up when directed too) this way you still get a signature drink and stay low cost, but add glam and elegance.
Post # 6
We also used cider for our toasts. Our wedding day helpers (aka lifesavers) poured for our 65 guests, so there was a beverage waiting for them when they were done with a caricature artist. There’s also nothing wrong with people using a beverage they already hae.
Post # 7
My family often uses sparkling cider or white grape juice. But I love the idea fo making a sparkling Virgin cocktail by using 7up and adding juice to match your colors. It makes it fun and special and the kids can have it too.
Post # 8
I went to an alcohol-free wedding where they did the sparkling cider thing. Honestly, I found it a little silly — we’re all adults, we weren’t fooled into thinking it was champagne and almost nobody actually drank the cider. I say by all means have a toast, but just let everyone lift his/her glass with whatever happens to be in it (water, soda, etc.).
Post # 9
Thank you so much for all of your input. I love the idea of serving a special drink for the toast! I am sure I will be back with many more questions for you ladies over the next few months.