No alcohol at wedding?

Hello ladies. I could really use some opinions on this subject. What do you think about a wedding with no alcohol? Have you ever been to a wedding without any?
Posted on August 14, 2013 at 9:30 am
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 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?

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 9:42 am
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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.

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 9:53 am
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I want to have alcohol at the wedding and my FH insists that we do but with the current venue plan we can't have any due to cost. The park requires a $1 million liability policy and the quote that I got for that was $750. We are trying to keep the wedding budget very low at only $3K and I think that spending $750 on just alcohol would be foolish.
Posted on August 14, 2013 at 10:05 am
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The other quotes that I got were a little bit higher than $750 so I'm going off of that figure. Also my FH insists that we do all of the insurance stuff through an actual local agent so I can't just go online and search for a cheaper policy option.
Posted on August 14, 2013 at 10:08 am
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Posted on August 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm
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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".

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 12:09 pm
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Well my FH doesn't really like the idea of us getting the insurance online but I just got two quotes online anyway. The first quote was $175 and the second quote was $160. IF I can convince him to go that route than we might be able to serve alcohol after all.
Posted on August 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm
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@LauraSweet- I don't drink much myself so I would be fine with not serving any alcohol but our families are a different story. To them weddings = booze.
Posted on August 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm
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@LauraSweet- That was my thought too since our wedding will be in the early afternoon.
Posted on August 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm
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 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. 

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 8:06 am
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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. 

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 9:11 am
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Thanks for the input ladies. :)
Posted on August 16, 2013 at 9:24 am
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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.

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm
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I could easily not serve alcohol at the wedding and be perfectly happy with that decision but our families would really not like that. The main reason that I was considering not serving any was because of our budget. The park where we are getting married at requires us to get a $1 million dollar alcohol liability policy and the original quotes that I got were over $700. That was not going to work with our budget. My FH didn't like the idea of us getting the policy online from some unknown place but that's what we are going to have to do if we want to have alcohol. The online quotes that I've gotten are around $150 - $200 so that's not bad.
Posted on August 16, 2013 at 12:17 pm
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 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"

ummm no.......

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 (:

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 12:46 pm
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@Fearce- I think that our families may be related! LOL Weddings to them = free booze and free food! :)
Posted on August 16, 2013 at 12:52 pm
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You know your guests best. We are serving alcohol. We too like a couple drinks now and then and our family and friends are the same way.
Posted on August 17, 2013 at 5:12 pm
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 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) 

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm
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 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.

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 11:38 pm
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 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.

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 12:10 am
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