Post # 1
My fiance is LDS, and I am not! We were planning on having a mimosa bar, would this be a fun idea with martinelli’s and champagne for the guests that will want alochol. Wanting to avoid making all our LDS guests uncomfortable, but want our other guests to enjoy their night if they want a little drink!
Post # 2
madilynnnne : I find mimosas more appropriate for a brunch maybe even lunch wedding but you say you want your guests to enjoy their night, so if you’re having an evening reception I would serve beer and wine and forgo hard liquor as a compromise to your Fiance and other non-drinking guests.
Post # 3
madilynnnne : I have several LDS friends, and have a photographed an LDS wedding. The wedding I photographed did not have any alcohol but both the bride and groom were LDS. At the end of the day, no one kind of alcohol is any less offensive…so if you’re going to have mimosas you might as well have it all. Like someone else mentioned, I’d probably do beer & wine – mimosas are something you drink at brunch.
My BFF married into an LDS family, her Darling Husband is one of 5 siblings. Out of the 5, 4 of them married non-menbers (although one later converted and they both became active) and all 4 of them had alcohol at their weddings.
I think the real question is, does your fiance drink and if he does, does his family know? In my friends case, while they mostly abstain from drinking around the parents out of respect they do know the kids all drink so it wasn’t a huge shocker when there was alcohol at the wedding.
I look at it from this point of view – there is alcohol pretty much every restaurant you go to. Just because it’s present and people are drinking it doesn’t mean you have to. Having alcohol shouldn’t be offensive to them, no one is requiring they drink it and if they feel uncomfortable they can have dinner and go home. It’s no different than someone who is an alcoholic – the world can’t stop having alcohol because they themselves don’t drink.
Post # 4
Alcohol is alcohol. I wouldn’t limit yourself. Also, I wouldn’t serve mimosas in the evening. Just do a champagne & sparking grape juice toast.
My LDS friends aren’t offended when I drink coffee, beer & cuss. That’s not what our friendship is about.
Post # 5
Hello, I’m and LDS bride and I absolutely think that you should include a non-alcholic option to the mimosa bar, and sparkling juice is a fantastic idea! Some of the older LDS attendees might not drink anything even remotely associated with alcohol (even if there is none in the drink), but I think any younger LDS guest would be happy to have the option, I know I would 🙂
Post # 6
I’m with the others when they say it doesn’t matter what type of alcohol you serve…alcohol is alcohol. I could care less if my friends drink around me (I’m LDS). If I avoided friends who drank alcohol, I wouldn’t have any friends! As long as your Fiance is comfortable with having alcohol, I say go for it.
I will echo what blissfullyshelby said, have some fun non alcoholic options. I always love it when I go to Utah and see all the “mocktails” on the menu. So much more fun (and tasty) than the usual boring sprite/coke etc. A wedding I went to once had an Italian soda bar. That was fun too!
Post # 7
I’d be thrilled with evening mimosas! But if you want to do the same idea but ‘evening’ themed, you could have a fun Kir Royal station (champagne with creme de cassis – delicious and festive!)