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Alcohol or no alcohol?

alcohol wedding guidelinesIt got ugly fast. You will quickly understand why you need alcohol wedding guidelines at your wedding.

Uncle Charlie liked his liquor, and it flowed at his niece’s wedding reception.  Charlie felt as if  he had entered the land of milk and honey, a biblical metaphor for what a bartender would call ‘drinks on the house.’

As the party picked up the pace, so did Charlie’s imbibing, and so did his dancing, which wasn’t pretty.  I had never seen someone doing Michael Jackson’s moonwalk to “The Way You Looked Tonight.”

He kept dancing after the music had ended.

His shirt was untucked, and his eyes were rolling.  His tie was tied around his head instead of his neck. Everyone was embarrassed, and no one wanted to get back on the dance floor.

When the bride’s father tried to get him off the dance floor, he was belligerent.  As I said, it got ugly fast.

Alcohol wedding guidelines

When planning your wedding reception, think about how you want to handle alcohol.  As a DJ, I have a lot of experience dealing with highly uncomfortable situations at wedding receptions with out-of-control guests under the influence.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

For your sake and mine, I’ve posted some helpful guidelines above regarding booze, beer, and wine.  Based on my experience, these guidelines will eliminate most problems, and  I hope you find them helpful.

Some brides can’t afford an open bar, or don’t want to pay for it, which is perfectly fine.  The guidelines above still apply, but simply replace ‘open’ bar with ‘cash’ bar.

Midnight Music offers helpful wedding planning tools for Ottawa brides. Let us know what alcohol guidelines you’d like for your reception in the “other information” section of the wedding planning form. Be intentional, because the purpose of today’s blogpost is to help you to be proactive in your planning efforts.

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