Weddings Cost Money For Everyone
Megan Reynolds
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I understand WHY alcohol is served at weddings (it’s for the same reason it’s often served at any big party), but I don’t understand why couples looking to save lots of money don’t cut it out entirely; it seems like an obvious expensive line-item to remove.

My wife and I omitted alcohol at our reception, and it went just fine. (And there was the added advantage of not having to deal with the inevitable few people that over-indulge.) It saved money on both catering (didn’t have to pay servers, which are needed even if you supply the booze yourself, unless you want to take the risk of all-you-can-drinkers going way overboard) and the venue (most venues charge extra if alcohol will be served because of the increased price of insurance.)

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