A debate has broken out over an upcoming wedding. Neither the bride and groom drink for their own reasons (it's not for religious reasons). As such, they've decided not to serve alcohol at their wedding that is happening in the evening. Some of both of their respective families believe that they need to think about their guests and their need/want to have a good time vs. just banning it outright because they don't drink. They've even arrgued (quite hilariously) with them that they are providing vegetarian meals for the 3 vegetarians coming vs. just telling them to eat meat with everyone else, so what's the big deal. The grooms family has even offered to pay for the drinks themselves if need be, but the bride/groom have declined.
What do you think about dry weddings?
- Yes, absolutely, you can have a good time at a wedding even without drinks81%(30)70%(47)Vote57%(17)
- Nah, it's not that I don't think you can have a good time without drinks, it's just I don't want to14%(5)18%(12)Vote23%(7)
- Nope, there are no happy fun times that can be had at a wedding without some happy fun time drinks5%(2)12%(8)Vote20%(6)
Most Helpful Guy
You can have a great time at a dry wedding, and so can MOST of the guests. But there are always a few people who either believe they cannot possibly have fun unless they're drunk, or who feel entitled to get shit-faced on your dime because they showed up to your wedding. in my opinion, if those folks choose to stay home, so be it.
I'm a mobile DJ, so I've been at hundreds of weddings, and I've been to a couple dozen dry weddings, and most of them were just as fun as the booze weddings - but with fewer of the booze-related problems.
It's YOUR wedding - make it the way YOU want it, and if they don't like it, they don't have to show up.1
Most Helpful Girl
I think their family is right, they need to think about their guests.
Yes it's THEIR wedding, but it's going to be an awfully short wedding if people are already expressing interest in alcohol and causing a slight uproar about there not being any.0