(Closed) Is there anyone who’s not having any alcohol on their wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re not having alcohol due to religious beliefs. Very few people would end up drinking at our wedding anyway. Besides that, our venue requires that if we have alcohol at our location, we have to hire one off-duty police officer per 75 guests. We are having around 300. And off-duty cops can be around $30 an hour. So even if there are days where we think it wouldn’t be a big deal to have it, our reception contract nips that idea in the bud! haha

Post # 33
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re not having alcohol..mostly because we live in the South..(where in my opinion most people drink just not in front of their church members-ha!) and my FH’s immidiate family does not drink..i am also afraid that my father and grandfather who are alcoholics will get too loose and my dad wont be all emotional and my grandpa be stealing the dance floor with every person out there..believe me this has happened! Besides i really dont want to worry about drinking and driving..i would hate for something to happen to somebody going somewhere from our wedding party …Maybe just toating champagne..enough for people to toast but not to get wasted on…

Post # 34
3600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I’ll be having a dry wedding, even though both of us drink occasionally. It just makes sense for us. we have an alcoholic (or three or four or… you get the idea) coming to the wedding. We also are having the reception at a church, and alcohol is expensive. Any of these would be a reason to have a dry wedding.

Post # 35
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have alcoholics on my side, and SO’s family doesn’t drink, so no alcohol for us! We just plan on going ahead with dancing and having fun, regardless of the beverages.

Post # 36
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2007

We didn’t have alcohol (or a dj) and lots of people danced at our reception.  More than the alcohol, I think dancing is dependent on if your guests actually like to dance.  Yes, a few more may let their inhbitions go when drinking, but plenty of people will dance without alcohol. 

Post # 37
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I originally was planning a no-alcohol reception, too, for a number of reasons – primarily: cost, religious family, and friends who drink too much and start telling fabricated/embarassing stories from college. Plus, the fiance and I just don’t drink much.

After meeting my fiance’s family, however, and realizing that they are decent people who enjoy a glass of wine with their meals (Italians! lol), we talked and decided we’ll have a couple different types of wine available (at least one red and one white) and a cash bar for all other alcohol. Soda, water, and maybe tea will be provided, too, for the non-drinkers.

We are also not having any dancing – again with the religious family, and those that aren’t religious just don’t dance (including my fiance and I). It seems like a waste of money. I’ll have someone manning my iPod for some background music, though. My wedding is for my friends and family to come celebrate a happy moment in my life – not for me to pay for someone’s alcoholism and find them a booty call for the night.

As far as I’m concerned, anyone who has a problem with my choices doesn’t have to partake of them. There are plenty of bars in town that they can go get wasted at and hump people on the dancefloor after my wedding, if they’re not happy with my setup. 🙂

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