Most couples and wedding guests couldn’t imagine a celebration without free-flowing alcoholic beverages, but for some people a “dry” wedding may seem like the best or only option. Whatever your reasons, designated drivers, pregnant brides, soberista or even religious reason, that you are wanting to give your non-drinking guests some non-boozy alternatives, make sure your teetotallers aren’t stuck with a soda or coffee, why not make their experience a little more special with a signature mocktail?
Grown Up Soft Drink
Seedlip is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits brand who are specifically on a mission to solve a dilemma of what-to-drink-when-you’re-not-drinking. Served in a nice glass they are the epitome of a healthy grown up soft drink. The drink is made in the same way as a gin with botanicals that are distilled in copper pots. Seedlip combines allspice, grapefruit, lemon peel, cardamom, American oak and cascarilla bark to make a fresh, warming drink that is full of flavour but alcohol free. Not just alcohol-free, Seedlip has the benefit of being a great choice for anyone who is watching their weight. At just 0.2 calories per 50ml serve, combined with low calorie tonic it’s a great sugar free choice!
Set up a special alcohol-free “wine” and “beer” themed bar for non-drinkers. Bavaria 0.0% Original has a distinct beer character: with a slightly hop-like and malt aroma, a full body, and a grainy and sweet flavour from the sugars in the barley Malt that beautifully balance the bitter tones of the beer. To make it alcohol-free, they use a patented technique that guarantees no alcohol is ever formed during the brewing process, making Bavaria 0.0% Original a true alcohol-free beer.
When you’re planning the ultimate wedding, be sure to offer a non-alcoholic drink option for your teetotal guests. Create a mocktail, present it in a fancy stemware and a garnish it may require a more refined presentation in order to live up to your beverage expectations, but it will get those teetotallers in the mood to party. These colourful non-alcoholic beverages will make your wedding party one to remember but make sure you don’t choose a drink colour such as red drink which could potentially spill on the brides wedding dress.
Non-drinkers are spoilt these days, even if you’re skipping the signature cocktails, wine, and beer, there are still plenty of ways to serve non-alcoholic beverages in a stylish way. You just must be creative, why not try a prosecco alternative, how about Elderflower and sparkling water, served chilled in a Champagne flute. It won’t make your sober guest stand out like a sore thumb at the drink’s reception plus means more hydration for a hot weather wedding. The hardest part is to stop the drinkers wanting to drink all the delicious non-boozy drinks to.
Treat the designated drivers like VIPs by making sure there are non-alcoholic drinks and mocktails throughout the day. It’s such an easy thing to do, and it shows the designated drivers you value their decision not to drink so other guests can stay safe.
If you’re looking for some additional beverage options for children, then large glass dispensers filled with flavoured water or juice are great for beverages throughout the day. And for dessert, kids and adults will love chocolate and vanilla milkshakes, or hot coffee served with a powdered donut, plus they look cute, and any kids at the wedding will go nuts for them.