Monday 5 December 2016

Why this bride wants to have a completely dry wedding (and people are outraged)

Published 08/11/2016 | 09:19

Bride and groom at wedding reception
Bride and groom at wedding reception

A bride-to-be is in the firing line for suggesting the idea of a dry wedding.

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We've heard of the increasingly outrageous demands some couple have placed on their bridal party, but would you punish all of your guests because of a few bad apples?

One bride-to-be has proposed a measure to her future in-laws' excessive drinking by banning all alcohol at her upcoming wedding reception.

A discussion on Wedding Bee forum has spiralled since user KaitlynRose30 revealed her idea to minimise drama on the big day.

"So my fiancé and I have been wedding planning like crazy and we are trying to decide if we really want alcohol at our wedding," she wrote.

"The majority of his family can and will drink a TONNE, and things can escalate quickly.

"Meanwhile, my family is fine without. What are your feelings on a dry wedding? We are aiming for a early afternoon wedding, small (50 people, mainly family).

"Like I said, the driving for is that his side of the family can't always handle alcohol. Plus it can save money."

And let's just say the comments in response were not supportive.

"If I knew ahead of time it [a wedding] was dry, I'd probably RSVP 'No'," they wrote.

And one commenter seemed perturbed by the bride's comment about saving money in the meantime.

"Please stop using the excuse that it is because other people can't handle their alcohol as to why you are not having it.

"You should not be trying to control adults. If they get drunk and act crazy, that is on them.

"Your real reason is that you just don't want to host it because you don't want to have to pay for it, which is perfectly reasonable and understandable."

What do you think? Have your say below.

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