(Closed) How to handle my beloved but teetotaler grandmother at wine-lover reception?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m afraid I don’t have very great advice. My sister had an open bar and half our family cleared out really early because of it. Maybe you could serve dinner without alcohol and then just serve it after or something? Sadly, there’s really not a perfect compromise on this one :(.

Post # 4
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You’re not forcing anyone to drink and she should realize that. Just make sure to have plenty of non-alcoholic options (lemonade, soda, coffee, etc). Beyond that, it’s up to your guests to enjoy themselves with the hospitality you offer.

Post # 5
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have no idea. I’d just say have lots of options for non drinkers, not just water and tea, so they can enjoy some fancy fruit water or something like that. My sister in law’s mother is very religious, and felt that paying for someone to drink, like offering an open bar, was totally horrible. They had a cash bar instead (and her mom wouldn’t even walk by it!). Good luck, sister.

Post # 6
105 posts
Blushing bee

Id say just talk to her about it. Let her know there will be people drinking and how much it means to you for her to be there. Its your big day and I hope other people having wine doesnt stop your grandmother from being there. Good luck.

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