So we are planning an at home reception. My future mother in law is complately against alcohol and will not contribute any money if we have alocohol there. I on the other hand want to have drinks.....whats a girl to do????? I don't want to make her feel uncomfortable, but at the same time its my reception. So confused??
ALso, does anyone know a good moneysaving trick for purchasing alcohol in large quantities....what worked best for you?
I was in a similar situation. In the end we decided to have alcohol at our reception.We really thought it was important that both my husband and I and our guests enjoyed themselves. As for your MIL she should put her feelings aside for one night and support whatever decision you and your future husband make. As for how my night turned out, in the end everyone had a good time and the night went smoothly.
I think you said the operative words here, "my reception" meaning of and belonging to you. :O). In terms of alcohol pricing, not sure what state you live in, but Indiana has great liquor prices (I'm in Michigan), and Sam's Club isn't that bad eiter...
My future mother in law is complately against alcohol and will not contribute any money if we have alocohol there. I on the other hand want to have drinks.....whats a girl to do????? I don't want to make her feel uncomfortable, but at the same time its my reception. So confused??
Your mother in law has control issues. Do what you want. Best of luck w/ your marriage.
I once went to a wedding reception where my friends allowed the bride's mother to dictate no alcohol. Everyone left immediately after the cake cutting--only about midway through the reception.
I agree with everyone else. It's your reception. It's controlling and judgmental of her to tell others how they should celebrate their wedding. I would say thanks but no thanks on a monetary contribution if she thinks that gives her the right to dictate how it's going to go. Trust me...that won't be your only issue with her trying to exert control. First it will be alcohol and then it will be your choice of music or the food or the flowers....it's not worth it. It's YOUR day to celebrate YOUR way. Just nicely explain that you don't share her views on alcohol.