Alcohol, some people love it and some people hate it. This is one of those wedding topics that can really divide people and even make some people upset. There are lots of decisions you will have to make. Alcohol might seem like a small decision, but it can really affect your big day. Let’s take a look at the question, should I have alcohol at my wedding?
Wednesday Wedding Tips: Should I have alcohol at my wedding?
I’ve been to plenty of weddings that had alcohol and plenty of weddings that didn’t have alcohol. I have seen both sides of the topic. I’ve seen weddings where they shouldn’t have had it, and I’ve seen weddings where it would have helped. There is no right or wrong answer for this question, but there are several different things to consider.
Alcohol, liquid courage
Weddings are a celebration and people usually like to drink and have fun at them. I’m not saying you can’t have fun without alcohol, but it sure seems to help. People loosen up when they drink. They are more social and are more likely to get out there and dance. If you’re wanting that kind of atmosphere at your wedding, I’d suggest you have alcohol.
Too Much Courage
There can be an issue with too much courage. I’ve seen it when people drink too much and it isn’t pretty. The dancing can turn from fun to disturbing. At one to three drinks, that person might be having fun, but after drink six, he’s scaring people off the dance floor and tripping on everything.
You know your friends and family better than anyone else. You should know if there are people that will get a little too happy and cause problems.
There are other reasons not to have alcohol at your wedding. The most common is that people have religious or personal problems with alcohol. Some people view alcohol as a vice and don’t want to be around it. If it comes down to having alcohol or guests not showing up, you hopefully care more about the people.
Weddings are expensive and you’re probably looking for ways to cut back. Alcohol can be a big expense. Depending on what you buy and how much, you could be spending thousands of dollars. If alcohol isn’t that important to you or you’re worried about it, you could really save some money by cutting it out.
Can you really stop people?
So you’ve decided there won’t be any alcohol at the wedding, but is that really going to stop people from drinking? From what I’ve seen, people are going to drink if they really want to drink. You might say there is no alcohol, but people will still drink before or sneak it. Most likely they won’t go as crazy as if there were an open bar, but it will still happen.
It’s Your Wedding!
In the end, you have to make the final decision. It’s your wedding and you should be happy and enjoy it. There are plenty of things to consider before making your choice, so please at least look at the things I mentioned. For those of you that are already married, I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you made the decision and how having alcohol or not at your wedding went.