No alcohol, family annoyed

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

They can deal!! I’ve been to two dry weddings and had a great time at both. One was an earlier ceremony (brunch time) so that helped. What time is your reception? The other was an evening reception and there were mock tails as you mentioned and it seemed fine! We still had a fun time. It’s one event, you do it how you want to do it. You’ll never please all of the people all the time. 

Post # 4
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I had a dry wedding and some people on my husband’s side were very upset.

They get over it. I promise you.

Post # 6
1499 posts
Bumble bee

Don’t compromise on your beliefs! I would suggest having entertainment, dancing and music or interactive things like a photobooth for people to have fun with.

Post # 7
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m not to keen on mocktails, but as a guest to a dry wedding, I wouldn’t be complaining about the lack of alcohol.  Especially, if I know its because of the couple’s religious beliefs.  If you ask me, your family will just have to get over it.  Also,  I think your mom’s idea with the hookahs is great, but my opinion is probably a bit biased. I happen to be a hookah enthusiast.

Post # 8
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I went to a dry wedding and as a latina, it was odd for me. But when I got there I was okay with it. Other guests and I decided after the wedding to go to a bar and drink there. It was a good night.

Post # 9
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I find their behaviour so ignorant actually. Your situation grates me. Let them just deal with it. 

Post # 10
28 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I will also be having a dry wedding, I realize many of our friends will be disappointed but the wedding in the end is about what makes the bride and groom happiest. 

Post # 11
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

honey, you cant please everyone.  They will get over it. 

Post # 12
691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Tell them that due to your religious beliefs the wedding will be dry and it isn’t up for discussion.

Post # 14
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@nooraalj:  I would look into including non-religious Italian traditions in your wedding, to honour your heritage.  I’ll be the first one to say, an Italian meal (or wedding) without wine is incomplete, but you aren’t having an Italian wedding.  You’re an Italian having a Muslim wedding.  They can drink any day of the week.  Ensure your wedding honours your own beliefs.

Post # 15
3833 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Have your wedding the way you want it – and enjoy!!  I’d be perfectly fine with a dry wedding!  To me the ceremony reflects the couple – and yours will!!  Enjoy!!

Post # 16
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

You sound like a nice person but you are the bride and groom. So all decisions related to the ceremony/reception is up to you two and no one else. Don’t go against your beliefs to please others who are obviously coming for the wrong reasons instead of the right reason…to see their loved one married. 

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