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How to Plan a Fun, Dry Destination Wedding

How to Plan a Fun, Dry Destination Wedding

Dry Destination Wedding

Planning a destination wedding is an exciting adventure, and for many couples, it’s a dream come true. While traditional weddings often include a celebratory toast with alcohol, more and more couples are choosing to have dry or sober weddings. Whether it’s due to personal preferences, cultural reasons, or health considerations, a dry or sober destination wedding can be just as enjoyable and memorable as one with alcohol. In this guide, we’ll explore how to plan a fun, dry/sober destination dream wedding that leaves a lasting impression on both you and your guests.

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Choose the Right Location

When planning a dry or sober destination wedding, selecting the right location is crucial. Opt for a destination that offers a variety of entertainment options and activities to keep your wedding guests engaged without relying on alcohol. Beach resorts, cultural cities, or scenic countryside venues are a great way to provide a stunning backdrop for your special day while offering alternative forms of entertainment.

Plan Engaging Activities

One of the keys to a successful alcohol-free wedding is to keep your guests entertained throughout the celebration. Plan activities that cater to various interests and age groups. Consider organizing group excursions, spa days, or cultural tours to make the wedding experience not just about the ceremony but also about the destination itself.

Create a Non-Alcoholic Drink Menu

Although there won’t be traditional alcoholic drinks at your wedding, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a diverse and exciting drink menu. Work closely with your chosen venue to craft a non-alcoholic drink menu featuring mocktails, soft drinks, fresh juices, and creative alternatives. Consider a personalized fun drink that reflect your personality as a couple and the destination’s flavors. Need some inspiration? Check out these fun mocktails here

Personalize Your Ceremony and Reception

Add personal touches to your ceremony and reception to make your dry or sober destination wedding uniquely yours. Incorporate meaningful rituals, share personal vows, or showcase a photo slideshow of your journey together. The more personalized and heartfelt your celebration is, the less your guests will miss the absence of alcohol. Having a “cocktail” hour with delicious foods and fun mocktails is a fun way to serve non-alcoholic cocktails at your reception.

Hire a Talented Entertainment Team

A lively entertainment team can elevate the atmosphere of your dry or sober destination wedding. Invest in a great band with talented musicians, dancers, or performers who can create a vibrant and joyful ambiance. A great DJ can keep the dance floor buzzing, proving that you don’t need alcohol to have a fantastic celebration. 

Communicate Clearly with Guests

Since your wedding will be a dry or sober affair, it’s essential to communicate this clearly with your guests from the beginning. Include this information on your wedding invitations, wedding website, and any other communication channels. This will help set expectations and allow your guests to prepare accordingly, especially any wedding guests that are big drinkers. Your close friends and loved ones will be happy to celebrate you on your big day no matter what. 

Plan Your Dream Destination Wedding with Bliss!

possible with thoughtful preparation and creativity. By choosing the right location, organizing engaging activities, creating a non-alcoholic drink menu, personalizing your ceremony and reception, hiring a talented entertainment team, and communicating clearly with your guests, you can ensure that your special day is filled with love, joy, and unforgettable moments—alcohol-free. Cheers to a celebration that reflects your unique love story!


Schedule your free consultation with Bliss Honeymoons to have a team of destination wedding experts by your side on your big day!