Post # 1
So future FIL is a recovering alcoholic, my parents aren’t big drinkers, and my fiance and I don’t drink at all. I really do love champagne and don’t want to skip a champagne toast, but fiance hates the stuff and thinks we should just have a dry wedding.
Anyone done this? Should we toast with Martinellis or something instead?
Post # 3
When my bestie got married, he and his husband decided on a dry, potluck, afternoon reception because his hubby didn’t like alcohol (which was corrected to he doesn’t like cheap alcohol). There was a toast, with water and soda, but if you want to class it up a bit you could do sparkling cider or sparkling grape juice.
Post # 4
In this situation, I think a dry wedding would be perfect for you guys. I like the suggestion of adding some fancier, non alcoholic drinks, like sparkling juices and maybe a virgin punch or sangria?
Post # 5
@Cordellia: Martinelli’s is AMAZING! DH and I don’t drink so we were planning on a dry reception. Honestly, if people are upset and more focused on the lack of alcohol rather than the abundance of love, then they probably aren’t someone that you want sharing one of the most important days of your lives with anyway. Don’t mention it to guests, just have it happen. And yep, sparkling cider!
Post # 6
Our wedding is dry. The only negative comment we’ve gotten is from FBIL, but I’m not worried about him. It’s what’s best for us, and sounds like for you! Do what works for YOU!
Post # 7
We had a dry wedding on the tenth and it was amazing. People still danced and had a blast 🙂 We had a champagne fountain that we filled with pink lemonade, sparkling juice, coffee, and tea.