(Closed) Would you be disappointed?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you be disappointed if no alcohol was served at the reception
    Yes. I probably wouldn't come if I knew ahead of time there was no alcohol. : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Yes. But I'd get over it. : (138 votes)
    46 %
    Yes. But I'd still come but probably have no fun and leave early. : (69 votes)
    23 %
    Nope wouldn't bother me a bit. : (89 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Not in the least.

    Post # 4
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Corilee13: If the reasons for no alcohol were not religious or due to the fact that one of those in the wedding party (or immediate family) was in AA, I’d probably be confused/notice it wasn’t there.

    I wouldn’t need a full open bar, but some champagne to toast with and maybe the option of wine or beer with dinner would be nice (or at least provide guests the option to purchase their own).

    If you are doing a earlier in the day wedding with an afternoon reception I’d think the alcohol wouldn’t be as missed.

    It also depends on your group of friends/family/other invited guests and their tendency to drink at celebratory occasions.

    Post # 5
    689 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    It depends on your family and friends. If they don’t often drink then skip it. I know its not an option in my family as everyone drinks (a lot. Every occasion calls for shots of Irish whiskey-even funerals).

    Post # 6
    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m not going to lie, I would be a teeny bit disappointed, but I would get over it in a hot second–especially, if there are fun details to look at, good music to dance to, and fun people.

    Post # 7
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    No – I would not be disappointed.  I think it’s nice to have some wine, but honestly, not a necessity.  Maybe buy some sparkling cider, some grenadine, some sprite and people could have fun making mixed “kiddie” drinks?  Of course, water, tea, soda, all those are fine too.

    We just had wine and beer at the wedding and the wine went pretty quickly…the beer…ehh.  No one complained!

    Post # 9
    2783 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I agree with PP…it depends on your guest list. With our friends that would not be an option, but that’s because we all go for drinks regularly, and they would find it odd….if your group of friends and family know that you two don’t drink, they may not expect it, and therefore wouldn’t be disappointed.

    Post # 10
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Sorry hun, but yes I would. I’m not a big drinker either, but when we go out and on special occasions, I usually order an alcoholic beverage. I would be disappointed, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world. I would try to let people know ahead of time though so they’re not expecting an open bar.

    Maybe you could do beer and wine during cocktail hour. I think that might be a good compromise. Good luck!

    Post # 11
    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    If I wasn’t aware of a religious or personal reason for it, I’d be a little disappointed at nothing being offered, even if it was a cash bar. 

    Post # 12
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would definitely be disappointed but it also wouldn’t be the end of the world.

    Post # 13
    2018 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I would be a teensy bit bummed but it wouldn’t harsh my buzz, so to speak:) As long as I had something fun (frozen lemonade?) it would be fine.  You can be really creative without alcohol (old school Shirley Temples maybe?) and everyone will still have a great time.  You don’t need to go broke and besides, the quality of the food/cake is more important than booze:)

    Post # 14
    2321 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I have only been to one wedding in more than 6 years and I didn’t drink. Infact, I have never drank alcohol at a wedding even the ones before that. I don’t feel the need to. Sure it is a festive occassion, but I don’t have to be tipsy to enjoy it. So I will answer you with ‘no, I wouldn’t be disappointed in the least’.

    Post # 15
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It wouldn’t bother me at all.

    Post # 16
    141 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m not going to lie either… I would be disappointed, just because to me a wedding is the perfect place to enjoy good company with good food and a glass of wine.  But that’s me.  I don’t need it, but I would notice if it was gone.  If you can swing wine, I think it would be nice to offer your guests – unless you have some kind of moral / religious objection to alcohol.

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