- Chicken Parmesan
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Newbee, first post and rather confused about what to do for the reception.
Wedding Date: Oct 5/12
Venue: FIL’s land in small town Alberta. Backyard wedding with mainly family and close friends.
My fiance and I have very different families. His enjoy drinking. My immediate family is very against drinking and my extended family drinks.
Originally, we had decided to do BYOB. We hadn’t really thought about anything besides the differences in the two families. Lately,we’ve been talking, and Fiance thinks that having a toonie bar would be better.
-able to control amount of alcohol
-able to control who drinks (underage drinkers)
-(correct me if I’m wrong) able to take away keys / keep people from driving intoxicated
-have a smaller selection of alcohol
-possibly make a bit of extra cash for the honeymoon/ect.
-ability to keep more people safer, make sure no one drinks too much and can keep an eye on how intoxicated people are getting
-mom totally against us buying alcohol
-I grew up in a totally non-alchohol family (religious views)
-need a bar tender
We are paying for the entire wedding ourselves, well besides the photographer which is my MIL’s wedding gift to us.
I just don’t know what to do. I want to respect my mom, but at the same time, having a toonie bar means we have more control over drinking.
Need to decide soon, as the invites need to get out within the month.