The United States is the leading consumer of bottled water even though we have safe and clean drinking water (source article). You know what I am talking about. It is everywhere and every year we get more accustomed to using it instead of tap water. It also makes one easy and inexpensive DIY project for weddings.
I am more understanding of weddings using water bottles instead of the general public. It is convenient and you want to keep your guests hydrated at a time when they are dressed well thus carrying a SIGG or Nalgene bottle seems inappropriate. If you are having a destination wedding, your guests may be recommended to only drink bottled water depending on the location. However these bottle projects are done a lot because they are inexpensive and it is another way to get a tacky, easy, monogrammed wedding-related item into your guests hands.
Can I please offer a non-tacky alternative to bottled water? Just use water and lemon slices instead of lemonade.
I make an effort to re-use bottles and carry them with me to get tap water when I go out of the house. I will rarely buy bottled water. This has always been my stance because:
- tap water is regulated more stringently than bottled water
- tap water is clean, if there are taste issues they can be ameliorated with a home filter
- the waste of "recycling" or throwing away a bottle for my water with each use is overwhelming
- in many cases the bottled water is merely filtered tap water (Dasani & Aquafina)
Just be informed/cautious with your choice of bottle. I have moved away from my Nalgene bottles because of the possibility of the durable plastic leaching into the water as the bottle ages. The SIGGs don't go through that degradation.