I've heard of several dry weddings, I don't see anything wrong with it.
Its not something that I could have done for my wedding, we enjoy a few drinkies & so do our friends & family.
Is it something you're considering?
IMO, part of going to a wedding is having a night out to party a little, it usually helps people relax and have more fun...you will probably get more people out dancing and enjoying themselves if you have alcohol.
BUT - this your day and it really should be all about what you want. If you are not comfortable with alcohol there, it's absolutely your choice to not have it.
We didn't serve alcohol at our wedding. Our wedding was at a church camp, and alcohol was against the rules. I think it depends on your crowd whether it'll be easily accepted or not. Also, the time of day of your wedding can make a big difference. If you have an evening wedding, alcohol is going to be more expected. A midday or early afternoon wedding would probably make it a little more acceptable to go "dry".
I'm having a similar problem. I want to cut costs and I don't drink and my FI can't drink due to medication so we could careless. (I want a coca-cola toast! Lol or at the very least am going to hide sprite as my champaign) my parents could care less about having a cash bar, but FI's parents think its horrible we would consider a dry wedding and that its tacky and we simply can't do it. So in not sure what I'm doing. We're going today to put a deposit down and I'm going to ask her to give me a run down of the costs of everything itemized out and how much our total will be sans alcohol.
For religious reasons we will not have alcohol . The last wedding i went to had no alcohol it was so much fun, DJ was awesome and kept party going. Know your crowd and your values and dont compromise people wont miss it.
Our wedding was alcohol-free! Neither of us drink, and our families (immediate family anyways) and quite a few guests are not drinkers either, so we didn't see any reason why we should have alcohol. A few of my relatives were surprised, but they respected our decision. We toasted with white grape juice/sprite and no one seemed to really mind. The reception also ended around 8:30, so it wasn't really a big party kind of thing. In my opinion, it's your wedding, and since you are the one paying for it, there is no reason to spend money on something you don't really want.
We are having one as well.
Habibi's brother is in "recovery" and I don't want drinks to be served around him. Also, I didn't like a few reactions to our vow renewal. Instead of congratulations from siblings and those we are close too, what we got was "time to get trashed"
I want you to be there for us and the celebration of our marriage, not for the free booze lol
I was thinking of having something perhaps in the bridal suite for getting ready but that's about it (:
I'm trying to mentally prepare myself for the alcohol debate... We will be saving 1,300 out of our budget by not serving! That's a substantial amount! That I could use to fling at a better photographer or pocket for our figure home (or car)
I've been to weddings that served alcohol and weddings that didn't. Ours didn't because 1) it was in a church, and 2) we had lots of children there. It was also a way to keep cost down.
all the weddings i have been to were dry. i grew up in a church where they didnt believe in drinking alcohol. they went directly from the ceremony to the reception without a cocktail hour, which saves money. even when the reception was at the same location. but the reception has never been in the exact same space as the ceremony. the weddings were all really nice. i personally drink alcohol, but because i have family and friends that dont believe in it, we didnt have any alcohol at our wedding.