(Closed) Fiance's parents completely against alcohol

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Use the bottles. I wouldnt even tell them you’re using them. Laugh it off.

If for some reason, they have a problem, then thats on them – you, by making your wedding dry, have been MORE than understanding. 

Post # 4
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

That’s ridiculous.

They’ll get over it.

Post # 5
2863 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Personally I wouldn’t want to drink water out of a used wine bottle, but other than that I don’t see the issue. 

Post # 6
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Use the bottles.  For that matter, have alcohol at your wedding if that is what YOU want.  You are starting down a dangerous road very early if you are already compromising what you want to keep your in-laws happy. 

Post # 7
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

OMG, if that offends them, then they can excuse themselves. It’s a glass container!

Post # 8
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsFuzzyFace:  “have alcohol at your wedding ….  You are starting down a dangerous road very early” +1

Post # 10
9822 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

This is your wedding correct, not theirs? So it should reflect your tastes and values. Otherwise it’s just a long life of feeling like you’re teenagers and not grown adults.


Post # 11
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Use the bottles.

Also, if other people consuming alcohol makes her cry, she’s got other problems to worry about.  That is not healthy.


Post # 12
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@cms1120:  Crying at the reception?

Blame it on the al-al-al-alcohol…

Blame it on the booze…

Blame it on the Henny…

Blame it on the stress ’cause with this Mother-In-Law there ain’t no winnin’…


Post # 13
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree, YOUR wedding.  Unless the in-laws are footing the bill, do as you like.

Post # 14
4475 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

use the bottles. If they’re that easily offended, you’ll never be able to win with them, so you might as well do what you want.

Post # 15
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think I’d serve water out of them, just because the kind off cleaning I’d feel comfortable with to make sure they were sanitary would probably ruin the lables. Could you use them in the centerpieces? Maybe put a couple long stem flowers in them?

I think asking you not to use some empty bottles is just ridiculous. (And I’m very understanding and tolerant of people’s religious convictions; I would probably make the same compromise as you and do without the alcohol to make my Future In-Laws comfortable too.) 

Post # 16
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@chillyteddy:  Agreed, unless they are paying for the wedding, do whatever you like

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