Weddings are a time for joy, love, and celebration, and there's a growing trend in the wedding world – alcohol-free drinks.
This blog is your guide, whether you're the bride and groom seeking unique ways to cater to all guests' preferences or a guest looking for non-alcoholic options. From elegant mocktails to creative zero-proof concoctions, we'll explore how to ensure everyone can participate in the festivities without the effects of alcohol.
It's all about redefining toasting at weddings and making sure there's something for everyone to enjoy.
4 Best Non-Alcoholic Wines for a Wedding
We’ve discussed tackling occasions while alcohol-free in the past. Luckily, we have a huge range of alcohol-free wine perfect for a wedding day. From elegant Pinot Noirs to versatile Rieslings, we have the perfect drinks to make sure your mindful guests aren’t left out.
Real Pinot Noir aromatics shine through, as Plus Minus Pinot Noir offers the rich and intricate essence of a deep, complex red wine, all without alcohol.
Its profound and savoury profile, and subtly sweet undertones, infused with herbs and spices, seamlessly harmonise with its inherent fruity notes, culminating in a flavour that matures with each indulgent sip. Perfect for those red wine lovers at a wedding.
Elegantly refined, Hand on Heart Rosé is a delightful choice for a variety of occasions, making it especially ideal for weddings. This non-alcoholic wine strikes a flawless harmony between invigorating fruit notes and vibrant floral fragrances.
With its initial sip, you'll be greeted by a symphony of flavours, including luscious apricot, tempting maraschino cherry, tropical pineapple, and zesty citrus, all dancing gracefully on your palate. Simultaneously, the bouquet captivates your senses with the delicate scents of rose petals and daffodil flowers.
This exquisite Italian white blend is expertly crafted from a harmonious blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Vernaccia grape varieties. Its elegant, light straw hue sets the stage for a sensory journey filled with the delicate fragrances of ripe yellow fruits. Labelled as 'extra dry,' this wine lives up to its name, boasting a remarkable 0g of sugar per 100ml and exceptionally low-calorie content.
Whether for a wedding celebration or any special moment, this de-alcoholised Italian white blend is a perfect choice, offering the taste of traditional wine without alcohol.
This alcohol-free Shiraz comes from sunny vineyards in Darling, South Africa, known for its unique farming methods. It has a deep ruby-red colour and a taste that reflects the land it's from. You'll notice hints of ripe red fruit, a touch of black pepper, the scent of dried rose petals, and sweet candied cherries.
The French Oak tannins add structure. This versatile de-alcoholised Shiraz is great for weddings year-round, whether you're celebrating in the warmth of summer or the cosiness of winter. Its rich flavour is perfect for toasting love and joy on your special day.
3 Best Non-Alcoholic Champagnes for a Wedding
Champagne is a strong tradition at weddings. Whether at the reception or evening do, it’s important to make all of your guests feel welcome with inclusive alcohol-free options. We’ve got a great selection of alcohol-free alternatives to champagne, here are our current faves perfect for your special day.
A firm favourite of Zero.Zilch.Zip., a revitalising non-alcoholic sparkling beverage, a wonderful substitute for traditional sparkling wine or champagne. Crafted by combining fermented grape juice with top-quality green tea, this low-calorie sparkling rosé is an excellent choice when you crave a hint of effervescence.
It's perfect for crafting delightful bubbly cocktails, making it an ideal addition to wedding celebrations, or simply enjoying on its own during those special moments of the big day.
A harmonious blend of Chardonnay, Semillon, and Colombard grapes. Plus Minus Non Alcoholic Sparkling Blanc de Blancs White Wine boasts a lively bouquet brimming with citrus and apple notes, lifted by a touch of sweet fruitiness.
Upon sipping, you'll be greeted by its delightful effervescence, which contributes to a satisfying mouthfeel. This sparkling gem is crafted in a celebratory style, featuring well-balanced sweet fruit flavours and a refreshing, cleansing acidity. It's the perfect choice to elevate the ambience of a wedding reception or after-party.
Made with a mix of grape varieties, primarily Chardonnay, this South Australian Sparkling is reminiscent of champagne. It offers a great fruit taste and balance. The scent includes delicate flowers with hints of ripe apricot and peach.
These fruity flavours continue in the taste, with notes of brioche and lime. The texture is light, elegant, and bubbly. This sparkling wine is an excellent choice for weddings and special occasions, bringing a touch of South Australian charm to your celebration.
Non-Alcoholic Cocktails for a Wedding
The cocktail list at a wedding can really set the scene. Get the choices bang on and you’ll have people ordering them all day. Alcohol-free cocktails, or mocktails, are on the rise. So make sure your wedding hits the nail on the head with these alcohol-free cocktail recipes.
This romantic red cocktail is a love story in a glass. Combine cranberry juice, a splash of orange juice and some white sparkling wine. Add a twist of orange or lemon peel for an extra burst of flavour and enjoy. Its refreshing qualities make it the perfect choice for a sunny wedding day.
Blend together perfectly ripe mango chunks, a generous squeeze of zesty lime juice, and a luscious dollop of velvety coconut milk. This delightful concoction marries the rich, velvety sweetness of mango with the bright, citrusy notes of lime, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavours that dance on your taste buds.
Create a classy non-alcoholic version of a classic cocktail by mixing peach nectar with a bit of fizzy sparkling water. Add a fresh peach slice as a garnish for a touch of elegance.
Raspberry Rose Fizz
Start by gently crushing fresh raspberries, then, add a subtle hint of alcohol-free rose wine. This aromatic touch introduces a delicate floral note, adding depth to the flavour in an elegant way.
Finally, finish by adding sparkling water. The extra bubbles bring a playful, effervescent element, creating a refreshing and lively experience.
Virgin Vanilla Colada
To make a Virgin Vanilla Colada, blend together 1/2 cup each of coconut milk and pineapple juice with 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and crushed ice until it's smooth and creamy.
Pour the mixture into a glass, garnish with a pineapple slice and maraschino cherry, and enjoy this refreshing, tropical drink without any alcohol. It's a delightful and elegant choice for any occasion, including weddings.
The Rise of Non-Alcoholic Options at Weddings
If you're new to the alcohol-free lifestyle, you might be curious about the demand for non-alcoholic options at weddings. To your surprise, alcohol-free weddings are becoming increasingly popular.
While weddings and alcoholic beverages have long been synonymous, that association is evolving. It's perfectly acceptable to host an alcohol-free wedding or, if you prefer a middle ground, offer a delectable array of alcohol-free choices on the menu alongside alcohol, some of which we've highlighted above.
With the growing popularity of the sober-curious movement, we can expect to see a rise in events like dry weddings. Increasingly, couples are choosing to expand the selection of alcohol-free options on their wedding menus, not only to promote inclusivity but also to alleviate the expectation of drinking at weddings.
Whether it's your own wedding or someone else's, the choice to abstain from alcohol is entirely yours. After all, a wedding day is about celebrating and cherishing moments with loved ones, rather than being centered around alcohol consumption.
To make a wedding fun without your guests having to rely on alcohol, focus on creating an engaging and lively atmosphere through alternative entertainment options and thoughtful details. Start with a vibrant music playlist that keeps guests dancing and hire a skilled DJ or live band to set the mood.
Incorporate interactive elements like photo booths, lawn games, and a fun, non-alcoholic signature drink bar with creative mocktail and soft drink options.
Consider organising a heartfelt and memorable ceremony, followed by a delicious and diverse food selection that caters to various dietary preferences.
Finally, encourage socialising and mingling by seating guests strategically and providing conversation starters or icebreaker activities. With these elements in place, your alcohol-free wedding can be an unforgettable celebration filled with joy and laughter.
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