Now that we had the beach, the venue, and the guests, it was time to crack down on the drinks. I know that dry weddings are a touchy subject for a lot of people, but I also knew having one was a major part of my wedding vision. Yes, even as a little girl, I just knew I was not going to have alcohol at my wedding. I had seen the negative side of it too many times, and I didn’t want to pay and contribute to something I am against. I am NOT putting down any brides who chose to incorporate alcohol, it just isn’t for us and our wedding vision.
I also realize that the guests are a pretty important part of the wedding day, and I didn’t want to put them out or bore them because we chose to have a dry wedding. Honestly, we chose to have a destination wedding to get away from some of the people that I know use these events as an excuse to get trashed. Out of the guests that we are inviting, only a few drink occasionally, but I still want them to have a great time. These people are, after all, traveling pretty far, and I don’t want them to feel like we are being cheap and don’t appreciate them coming to our wedding. Although it isn’t the ONLY reason, I will admit that prices are a small factor for us having a dry wedding. We originally thought about having some champagne just for the toast, but it was almost $200 just to have someone pour it and only a couple of people would be partaking in it. It just wasn’t worth it in the end.
After we both agreed to the dry wedding, we had to actually tell our guests about this major decision. I was very nervous, because I had been told that people will find the wedding lame and will leave early. I didn’t want to have a lame wedding, but I really also didn’t want to have alcohol there. I pictured angry people running at me with pitchforks and torches, demanding alcohol.