Post # 1
If there were no alcohol served at the reception of a wedding you went to?
My fiance and I don’t drink (I never have) and I really don’t want to spend a crapload of money on something neither of us will consume. I want to have a fun reception with music and dancing and food, just a fun party, but really do I need the booze. Would you be disappointed if you went to a wedding and there were no alcoholic beverages served?
Post # 4
@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
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
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
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 # 8
My mom was an alcoholic. She never went to AA, she went to the hospital instead because her liver was failing. So yeah I kinda don’t want to tempt her.
I was thinking of having sparkling juices. Grape, apple cider etc etc.
Its just that we don’t drink. I wont even drink champagne for the toast. But I guess if people would think it sucked I have no choice
Post # 9
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
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
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
I would definitely be disappointed but it also wouldn’t be the end of the world.
Post # 13
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
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
It wouldn’t bother me at all.
Post # 16
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.