(Closed) What is a fun drink to have for the wedding party – we are not having alcohol

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

So, only your wedding party with have access to these beverages? I’m personally not a fan. I attended a wedding where the guests were given the absolute bare minimum (like bottled water and cans of soda) while the Bridal Party got to enjoy some upgraded beverages. It totally rubbed me the wrong way. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have not seen it before but I think it is a cute idea. I’ve been to weddings were guests have punch or pop and the head table gets champagne or wine and I wasn’t offended. If you are having a selection for the guests like you mentioned then I think it is fine and you should go for it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Personally, if you are providing a speciality drink for just your wedding party (even if there is a large selection), I’d be a bit miffed. Could you provide this drink during your “getting ready” time?

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you plan to provide something special for the bridal party, I would suggest that you consider doing that during the period of time when you are all off by yourselves in another room or area after the ceremony and before you all are introduced at the reception.  That way, you will be able to do what you would like to do, but no one else will be able to see what the bridal party may be enjoying that is not available to the other guests.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MeganTacky2247:  I don’t understand what you mean by your last comment. Normally all of the guests (not just WP) participate in a champagne toast.

I agree with PP that if you want to give something to only the Wedding Party then it shouldn’t be in front of other guests. Can you gather your Wedding Party separately during cocktail hour and do this? You could even incorporate it into your photos.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Well, we did not serve any alcohol at our reception, other than a choice of champagne or sparkling cider for the toasts.  We also offered guests a selection of sodas, iced tea, and various juices, and our bars served the juices in pretty stemware, which made things more festive.  For the toast, we still used the champagne glasses for everyone, whether they chose the actual champagne or the sparkling cider.  (DH and I had a sweetheart table, and we used the Waterford crystal toasting flutes that I received as a shower gift.)

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you’re looking for a special receptacle, what about personalized hand-painted wine glasses?  If I saw a bridal party drinking out of those, I’d assume they were a wedding party gift and not be offended.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I have seen cute glasses with the wedding party’s caricature on them. Maybe doing some sort of special glass would be better. It would rub me the wrong way to have something “wedding party only” drinks served at a wedding.

 

Post # 14
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16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@MeganTacky2247:  I understand what you’re saying. All of your guests will be drinking from a large selection of beverages, but you want a special glass or something for your Wedding Party. Makes sense.

I love the idea of the customized glasses that could double as part of a bridal party gift. Or the Jones soda bottles are cute, or you could maybe even get customized soda bottles somehow?

Also, I’ve been to weddings at which only the Wedding Party had champagne to toast, and everyone else just toasted with whatever they had from the bar. I don’t think it’s that uncommon (I know this isn’t your situation, but it was brought up, so I wanted to comment).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Huh. I’ve never heard of that before. We didn’t have alcohol, and we just drank the same drinks out of the same glasses as the guests.

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