(Closed) No alcohol reception…?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Kafrine:  I’d go into it with reasonable expectations. Totally understandable why you’re not having alcohol there, but do know that some people will leave early. For most people, drinking is a social activity and loosens them up.

I’m very shy and having a drink really helps me get out of my shell and actually talk to people. It would take more than one drink to get me on a dance floor lol.

I don’t drink very often so it’s not like I’d be missing it much, but I am sure if you have some party types, they’ll be mad.

Post # 4
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2759 posts
Sugar bee

Some peopel might be a little miffed, but if you’ve got legitemate concerns (like alcoholics in the family) then you are well within your right to have a dry wedding without it being questioned. My best friend and her husband have similar concerns and plan to have a dry wedding as well.

Post # 7
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I can see why it’s a concern.

But I can say that [most] of the dry weddings I’ve been to were boring, and the night ended early.

Do what you need to do, but don’t be disapointed in people leave early =]

Post # 8
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3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Usually I am really against not having at least a cash bar but my dad is an alcoholic & so I COMPLETELY understand here. You actually made me think “Oh shit, I am going to have this problem too” It’ll be fine! Good luck

Post # 9
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2961 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are having a dry wedding. We are having light refreshments, cake, punch, and a coffee bar. If folks really need alcohol, they can go to the bars afterwards!

Post # 10
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5243 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think you have a very legitimate reason to go this route….why would you want a scene at your wedding just by serving alcohol? I dont see the problem with it and most people can have fun without alcohol (I do it all the time because I dont drink at all)

Post # 11
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2168 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@jenilynevette:  Depending on just how out of control her FI’s family gets when they drink, I wouldn’t be surprised if she’d prefer people to leave early than have them ruin her wedding and humiliate her and her new husband. I know I would. Alcoholics don’t drink like normal people and it tends to turn into a raging shitshow really fast.

Post # 15
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3028 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have been to dry weddings, mostly because the bride or family were in recovery.  We still danced and it was a lot of fun.  No one bailed early and I didn’t even notice it until I was home.  I am not much of a drinker anyway, but there were lots of drink choices including some fancy lemonades and such.  

I sometimes wish weddings had bouncers because I would kick someone out if they showed up w/a flask knowing I didn’t want booze there.  

Post # 16
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2168 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Kafrine:  Brutal….I am so sorry you have to deal with that. Unfortunately if they are really bad into their drinking they likely will sneak booze in, so be preapred. Under the circumstances there is absolutely nothing wrong with you and your FI insisting on a dry wedding. No wonder his parents are upset about it…they can’t see into their own sick reality because that is the nature of alcoholism.  I would just stand strong on your decision to keep it dry. I’m sure other guests will understand, and if you like maybe host a small afterparty for those who can handle their drink.

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