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Summer Weddings: Enjoying Non-Alcoholic Celebrations of Love

Wedding season is upon us, and with it comes a whirlwind of celebrations, joy, and toasts to love. As more people embrace health-conscious lifestyles, the trend of enjoying weddings without alcohol is gaining momentum. Whether you’re a guest, part of the wedding party, or the happy couple themselves, here’s your guide to celebrating without the booze, handling social pressure, and finding fabulous non-alcoholic drink ideas for toasts.

The Growing Trend of Non-Alcoholic Celebrations

The shift towards non-alcoholic options at social events is more than just a passing fad. It’s a reflection of changing attitudes towards health and wellness. In 2019, 49% of adults in the UK reported drinking less alcohol than they did five years ago. This change is driven by a variety of factors, including health concerns, the need for designated drivers, and a desire to cut back on alcohol consumption. Moreover, 40% of UK adults are willing to pay more for non-alcoholic drinks that taste like their alcoholic counterparts, and 30% have bought non-alcoholic beverages for themselves or others at a social event in the past year. Clearly, offering non-alcoholic options is no longer an afterthought—82% of UK consumers believe it’s important for events and parties to include non-alcoholic choices.

Strategies for Enjoying Weddings Without Alcohol

Dealing with Social Pressure

Navigating social events without alcohol can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. Here are some tips to help you handle social pressure with confidence:

  • Be Prepared: Have a few polite but firm responses when someone offers you a drink. A simple “I’m not drinking tonight, but thanks!” often suffices.
  • Focus on the Positive: Emphasise the benefits you’re experiencing from not drinking, such as feeling more energetic and clear-headed.
  • Find Allies: If you know others at the wedding who prefer to stay sober, stick together. There’s strength in numbers, and mutual support can make a big difference.

Creating a Supportive Environment

If you’re planning a wedding or close to someone who is, consider these steps to ensure non-alcoholic options are available:

  • Discuss Options with the Host or Planner: Communicate the importance of non-alcoholic choices to the wedding planner or the couple getting married.
  • Inclusive Drink Menu: Ensure the menu includes a variety of non-alcoholic beverages that are as thoughtfully prepared as the alcoholic ones.
  • Encourage Acceptance: Foster an atmosphere where all guests feel welcome and included regardless of their drinking choices.

Non-Alcoholic Drink Ideas for Toasts and Celebrations

Toasting the happy couple is a cherished wedding tradition; non-alcoholic drinks can be just as festive and delicious. Here are some creative ideas:

Creative and Delicious Non-Alcoholic Toast Ideas

Citizen Spritz offers a range of sophisticated non-alcoholic beverages perfect for wedding toasts. Here are some recipe ideas:

  • Bitter Orange Spritz: For a classic taste, combine Citizen Spritz Bitter Orange with a splash of sparkling water and garnish with an orange twist.
  • Cool Lime Spritz: Mix Citizen Spritz Cool Lime with a bit of tonic water and a lime wheel for a zesty, refreshing drink.
  • Passion Fruit Spritz: Blend Citizen Spritz Passion Fruit with a touch of soda water and a slice of fresh passion fruit for a tropical delight.
  • Pink Grapefruit Spritz: Pair Citizen Spritz Pink Grapefruit with sparkling water and a grapefruit twist for a tangy, vibrant toast.
  • Garnishing Tips: Use fresh fruits, herbs, and edible flowers to make your drinks visually appealing. Presentation matters, especially when creating a festive atmosphere.

Benefits of Non-Alcoholic Wedding Celebrations

Health and Wellbeing

Choosing non-alcoholic drinks has numerous benefits. You’ll likely feel more energised and clear-headed, allowing you to fully enjoy the festivities from start to finish. Plus, reducing alcohol consumption can have positive long-term health effects.

Inclusivity and Comfort

By offering non-alcoholic options, you create an inclusive environment where all guests feel comfortable and valued, regardless of their drinking preferences. This inclusivity ensures everyone can participate in the celebrations without feeling left out.


Summer weddings are a time to celebrate love and joy, and that doesn’t have to include alcohol. With these non-alcoholic wedding celebration ideas, you can enjoy every moment of the festivities while staying true to your health and wellness goals. So, raise a glass of your favourite Citizen Spritz creation and toast to love, happiness, and an unforgettable wedding season. Cheers to enjoying non-alcoholic celebrations of love!