Wine at the reception?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would not ask for two reasons:

1. if he’s pretty strict about the no alcohol rule, I doubt he’ll make an exception even for the bride and groom. Most churches have a pretty firm ‘no alcohol’ policy for weddings.

2. if you serve something to some guests, you should serve it to all guests, even if it’s just the bride and the groom having something. I know this isn’t the same thing, but I went to a wedding where the bride and groom were served steak while the rest of us went through a buffet line and ate cold, pressed chicken. It doesn’t make you look like a very good host if you get better things than your guests do.

Post # 4
6448 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cmbr:  +1 to both reasons.

OP- if the preacher was very firm on the alcohol aspect and relaxed on everything else then I wouldn’t ask. I doubt he can make any exceptions.

Also, as the hosts, if you are served wine you should serve everyone wine.

Post # 6
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Just so you know, alcohol might be prohibited for insurance reasons, not for theological or spiritual reasons.  At my church most people aren’t opposed to social drinking, but serving alcohol on church property is prohibited because our liability insurance wouldn’t cover any mishaps that would occur at a function where alcohol is being served.

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