A bride has sparked a lengthy debate online after she revealed that she only served water at her wedding.
Taking to Reddit, the woman questioned her decision after her family and friends were left disappointed.
“My husband and I are getting married later this year. Each of our sides of the family are fairly big. It will be around 100-150 people total,” she wrote.
The woman continued: “My husband and I are paying for this all ourselves, as well as my grandma who said she doesn’t care one way or the other on this issue.”
She explained that they have decided to not have any alcohol served as they don’t drink.
“Nothing against people who do, it’s just not for us and we don’t want to. On top of that, we only really drink water. We rarely, if ever, drink soda so most of the time it’s only water with the occasional juice and milk. We don’t even drink coffee.”
The bride also explained that paying for food for all of their guests was already expensive enough and they did not want to spend more on alcohol.
“When family and friends found out they) got angry,” she continued.
“Some didn’t really care but some are really upset about it. Saying that I can just have an open bar so I don’t have to pay for drinks (we could, but still have to pay for the bartender and we just really don’t want to bother with alcohol there).”
Reddit users were quick to share their opinions, with one person writing: “No one is arguing with a dry wedding lots of people shouldn’t be around alcohol. But if you don’t tell me it is water only I’m leaving the reception and grabbing a 12 pack of Diet Pepsi and plopping it down on my table.”
Another wrote: “Your wedding your choice.”
A third said: “It’s cheap and tacky to only serve water. I would 100% be pregaming in the parking lot if I found out I couldn’t even get an iced tea or a soda.”
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