Over at Snippet & Ink there's a lovely photo of fresh lemonade that was served right before a wedding ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Kella MacPhee).
If you're already stressed about all the details, ignore this post! The last thing I want to do is jump on the you-should-obsess-about-this-detail-to-make-your-wedding-even-more-perfect bandwagon.
Honestly, this is a totally unnecessary "touch." I just happen to enjoy it. I first experienced it at a very fancy indoor wedding. As we entered, the caterers handed us some Arnold Palmers (i.e., iced-tea mixed with lemonade).
Matt and I decided we wanted to do the same thing for our outdoor ceremony (only minus the caterers). We opted for bottles of root beer and water (which were recycled after the ceremony). We purchased them in bulk at Sam's Club, kept them cold in the refrigerators in our cabins at the reception site, and borrowed coolers from the innkeepers at the reception site to transport them to the reception site.
We asked our dear friend, Marie, to be responsible for getting them to and from the ceremony site. She gladly volunteered and actually appreciated the opportunity to greet everyone at the ceremony with, "Would you like a drink?"
If we had had more money, I would have opted for Izze drinks in glass bottles. Yum!
Do you have any other ideas for serving drinks at ceremonies?