Do Bridal Showers Have Alcohol?

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It’s a question that has been debated for years: do bridal showers have alcohol? Some say that it’s a necessary part of the celebration, while others believe that it’s simply not necessary. Ultimately, the decision is up to you.

Bridal Shower Alcohol

If you choose to serve alcohol at your bridal shower, it’s important to keep in mind that everyone should drink responsibly and stay within their limits. Additionally, if you do decide to serve alcoholic beverages at your shower, make sure that all guests are of legal drinking age (21 or older). You should also make sure that there is plenty of food available to help offset the drinking.

But if you don’t want alcohol at your bridal shower, that’s perfectly acceptable too. Consider providing some non-alcoholic drinks like juices and sodas for guests who don’t drink alcohol or those who prefer not to have it. You can also have a “mocktail hour” where you provide fun mocktails or non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.


-Alcohol can help to create a festive and celebratory atmosphere

-It can help guests to loosen up and have fun

-It can be a nice way for guests to relax and socialize


-There is always the potential for drinking to get out of hand

-Some guests may not drink alcohol, so it’s important to have options for them too

-If there is no designated driver, it can be risky for guests to leave after drinking

In the end, the decision is up to the person planning the shower. Consider the guests, your budget, and the safety of all involved when deciding if alcohol should be served at your bridal shower.

Non-alcoholic beverages

When it comes to non-alcoholic beverages, there are plenty of options to choose from. If you’re looking for something festive and fun, you can go with a themed mocktail like a Shirley Temple or a Margarita. If you want something a little more traditional, you could go with iced tea or lemonade. And for those who prefer something cold and refreshing, you can always serve up some delicious fruit smoothies or popsicles.

Guests who don’t drink alcohol or those who prefer not to have it should be able to find a drink that they enjoy.

Partying at bridal shower with alcohol

Bridal Shower Alcohol

If you chose to serve alcohol at your bridal shower, it’s important to have a few special drinks on hand. One classic option is champagne, which can be enjoyed by both drinkers and non-drinkers. If you want something a little more festive, you could go with a signature drink like a bride or groom martini. These drinks can be fun and easy to make, and they add a touch of personality to the shower.

Another option is to serve wine. Wine is versatile and can be enjoyed by both men and women. It also goes well with a variety of foods, so it’s perfect for a shower buffet. And finally, if you’re looking for something sweet and refreshing, you can’t go wrong with sangria. This drink is popular with guests of all ages, and it’s sure to quench your thirst on a hot day.

Whatever type of alcohol you choose to serve at your bridal shower, be sure to have plenty of drinks on hand for your guests.

If the bride does not drink alcohol

If the bride does not drink alcohol, it’s important to have options for her. One option is to serve fruit smoothies, soda, tea, etc. which are refreshing and delicious. And finally, if you want something special and unique, you could serve up a signature mocktail like a Bride’s Punch or a Groom’s Fizz.

Bride’s Punch/Groom’s Fizz


1 bottle of non-alcohol champagne

3 oz white cranberry juice

3 oz pineapple juice


1. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or punch bowl.

2. Stir to combine and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

3. Serve over ice.

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that your bridal shower should be a time for celebrating, not drinking. Whether you serve alcohol or not, make sure your guests can enjoy themselves and have fun.

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