- 3 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
People seem to have a problem with a dry wedding – which makes us feel like we’re being tacky or not giving enough to our guests (which I think isn’t fair). My fiance and I have a small budget and are trying to keep it at 10,000. We’re doing okay with that so far. My parents’ friends have made comments about there being no alcohol, and I expressed (to my parents only, not to the guests) that if they have a problem with it, they don’t have to come. My fiance wants a dry wedding, he doesn’t drink, and he doesn’t like when people drink. I’m fine with it. I like my occasional margarita, but I don’t think it’s necessary for a good time. My parents are traditional and feel like you have to cater 100% to the guests, they know we’re trying to keep it low budget for ourselves and have offered to pay but I just said we appreciate it but we don’t think a dry wedding should be a problem and it’s what my fiance wants. My parents are being pretty supportive but I can tell they feel pressured to offer alcohol anyway. It almost feels like they’re embarrassed though like – we’re not doing it right and they want to help to make sure we don’t disappoint everyone? Is it unreasonable to host a dry wedding? Is it like a slap in the face to our guests or something? We’re going to have shirley temples, roy rogers, and lemonade as our featured drinks and then a bunch of sodas and water available for everyone, too.
*For our toast we were planning on apple cider. We thought that would be cute, but apparently it might create an uproar.