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S/O is alcohol a requirement for a wedding reception?

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Question: Would alcohol or the lack of alcohol being the deciding factor on if you would attend a wedding/reception?

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Yes alcohol would def be my deciding factor

No I don't care one way or another

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There was a discussion in another post of mine regarding alcohol at wedding receptions so I thought I'd start a new post and gets y'all's opinion.

Would you base your decision to attend a wedding/reception based solely on if there will be alcohol or not?
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:22 PM
You wouldn't be shelling out 300 for a gift if you attended my reception.

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm the one who started the convo with the OP in the other thread.  Here's my take.

If I'm shelling out $300 bucks for a gift, I want the option to have a glass of wine.  No one is forcing the non-drinkers to imbibe, but limiting hose who want to is rude.

Juice toasts seem juvenile and low-class.  

Last, good hosts provide for their guests.  Weddings are celebratory events.  Most people like to drink (I'm not saying sloppily inebriated) while celebrating.

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firespurity
by Ruby Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:22 PM
I've actually never attended a reception that did offer alcohol.... not on purpose.
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SWasson
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM

I wouldn't avoid a wedding reception because there won't be booze, but I guess I've been brought up to believe that if neither of you is an alcoholic, it's only polite to provide some sort of drinks at a party.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM



Quoting Roxygurl:

You wouldn't be shelling out 300 for a gift if you attended my reception.

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm the one who started the convo with the OP in the other thread.  Here's my take.

If I'm shelling out $300 bucks for a gift, I want the option to have a glass of wine.  No one is forcing the non-drinkers to imbibe, but limiting hose who want to is rude.

Juice toasts seem juvenile and low-class.  

Last, good hosts provide for their guests.  Weddings are celebratory events.  Most people like to drink (I'm not saying sloppily inebriated) while celebrating.


Yes I would.  It's our standard gift ($).

Anonymous
by Anonymous 13 on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM

No.  It screams tacky to only attend a wedding for booze.  There was no alcohol at my wedding.  DH's parents invited someone from where they worked and 1 hour after our wedding he was having DT's and being rude, trying to get DH and his parents to leave with him to go boozing.  That was a fantastic impression they made with my family.  That aside, I have never been to a wedding where alcohol was served at the reception that the whole thing wasn't a complete disaster.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 14 on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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I honestly think its idiotic that "good time" has to equal drugs or alcohol nowadays. Wedding or not.
calvinsmommy18
by Gold Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM
There was no alcohol at our reception. I didn't want to pay thousands of dollars for others to get drunk. Plus our reception was at the church.
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LadyF86
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM

 when my mom got married, they had an open bar. When I got married you had to buy your own drinks. I think a lot of people do BYOB these days. I have been to a few of those.

Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM
There will be nothing on the registry worth 300 bucks. We simply don't need much and I would not add things simply to add them. Most items will be 25 and under.

Quoting Anonymous:




Quoting Roxygurl:

You wouldn't be shelling out 300 for a gift if you attended my reception.



Quoting Anonymous:

I'm the one who started the convo with the OP in the other thread.  Here's my take.

If I'm shelling out $300 bucks for a gift, I want the option to have a glass of wine.  No one is forcing the non-drinkers to imbibe, but limiting hose who want to is rude.

Juice toasts seem juvenile and low-class.  

Last, good hosts provide for their guests.  Weddings are celebratory events.  Most people like to drink (I'm not saying sloppily inebriated) while celebrating.



Yes I would.  It's our standard gift ($).

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 13 on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM

 Yeah, and serving a mind altering substance where people will be driving home is so classy.


Quoting Anonymous:

I'm the one who started the convo with the OP in the other thread.  Here's my take.

If I'm shelling out $300 bucks for a gift, I want the option to have a glass of wine.  No one is forcing the non-drinkers to imbibe, but limiting hose who want to is rude.

Juice toasts seem juvenile and low-class.  

Last, good hosts provide for their guests.  Weddings are celebratory events.  Most people like to drink (I'm not saying sloppily inebriated) while celebrating.


 

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