Ashley
Beginner November 2022

Beer and Wine Only

Ashley, on October 12, 2021 at 4:36 PM Posted in Planning 0 13
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My fiancé and I have a venue picked and are working on a catering company.

Both of us have families that are heavy beer and wine drinkers with very few people being hard alcohol drinkers. We both have agreed to do only wine and beer as well as some NA punches (I have a few people who do not drink but I want them to have a delicious drink as well) and some gluten free options (hard seltzer/hard cider)

Do I have to make this known to people? Would you be disappointed if you came to a wedding with no hard alcohol? We are able to bring our own alcohol and will have 4 beers to choose from as well as 4 wine choices and the NA drinks and seltzers.

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Latest activity by Jessi, on October 13, 2021 at 4:15 PM
  • M
    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    There is no need to announce this ahead of time for any event, but you should definitely not worry since you said you already know that most of your guests only drink beer and wine. Your drink menu sounds fine and is a perfect level of hosting.

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  • Melinda
    Devoted March 2022
    Melinda ·
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    Most of the weddings I have ever been to are actually only beer and wine. I don't think you need to announce it either.

    Ours is only beer, wine, and a margarita machine, we haven't told anyone.

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  • Ariel
    Devoted October 2021
    Ariel ·
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    No need to alter guest in advance. A beer and wine wedding is great!
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  • Ariel
    Devoted October 2021
    Ariel ·
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    I meant alert guest!
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  • Allie
    VIP November 2021
    Allie ·
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    I don't think you need to announce it. I've been to weddings with beer and wine only and didn't know until I got there, and I wasn't upset about it!

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  • Josie
    Dedicated October 2022
    Josie ·
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    I've been to a few beer and wine only weddings and they were great! It sounds like you know your crowd and I'm sure they'll have a great time, no need to announce beforehand.

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  • Tory
    Devoted May 2022
    Tory ·
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    I don’t think it’s necessary to announce it at all, and I wouldn’t be upset if someone was only having beer and wine for a reception. Alcohol is expensive, and there’s no need to explain to anyone prior
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  • Jacks
    Master November 2054
    Jacks ·
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    Nope you’re hosting all that is needed!
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Beer & wine are just fine!
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  • Samantha
    Devoted August 2022
    Samantha ·
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    Just came to agree with everyone! We actually went to a wedding recently that only had two types of beer and had a blast! I think as long as you're there and in love and your guests get to see you, you're doing just fine.

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  • Maddie
    Devoted February 2022
    Maddie ·
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    We are doing this and we aren't making any sort of grand announcement to anyone...I've been to plenty of weddings where it was just beer and wine and even just beer sometimes and never had a negative thought about it. people should just be happy it's free Smiley tongue

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  • Melissa
    Dedicated March 2022
    Melissa ·
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    We are having no alcohol. We put a little blip on our website about it.
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  • Jessi
    Super October 2022
    Jessi ·
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    As someone who doesn't drink beer or wine, I would have no issue with showing up to a wedding where that's all they're offering; I'd just drink something else. I don't think you need to tell anyone in advance.

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