Beer/Wine or Liquor @ reception
March 9, 2006 12:50 PM Subscribe
Should we serve hard liquor at our wedding reception or just wine/beer? Two sides of the family disagree...need arguments to decide and defuse the other side...
posted by UMDirector to food & drink (37 answers total)
So we have to buy our own alchohol for our reception (just the way it works at the place we rented). Therefore we went with just wine and beer so save money. Now my parents have piped up and said they would pay for the hard liquor (the brides mom is paying for the rest of the wedding), because the family expects it and he things tongues will wag if there is just wine and beer. I can't tell him to just forget it though because they are paying for our honeymoon so I don't want to appear ungrateful.
My future mother in law (who I truly like) is concerned about the liability for us with hard liquor. She think that people are more likely to get ripped and drive into a wall to put it bluntly. My fiance shares her concern but is willing to change her mind. I think my future mother in law will only change with very clear statistics to back me up.
So any statistics or info that I can use? Something that will decide the argument in a factual way so the "wrong" side will give up?
Any suggestions on keeping this from turning into a war between the in-laws?