Bride sparks debate after serving only water at her dry wedding

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A woman has sparked a debate online after she revealed that she didn't serve alcohol at her wedding, and only served water instead.

Weddings are a huge occasion, as friends and family gather to celebrate the union of two people - and usually get a little bit wild late into the night.

For some, it's the only time they'll ever see their distant cousins who live on the other side of the country, so drinking is the only way to cope with the small talk.

But what happens when the bride and groom decide that no alcohol will be served at the event? As one Redditor found out, it can cause quite a bit of controversy.

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The bride sparked debate by serving only water. Credit: Nadi Lindsay / Pexels

Taking to the ever-popular Am I The A**hole forum, the bride questioned her upcoming wedding after her family disagreed with her decision.

She penned: "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. 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."

The bride explained that there are lots of children in the family so they agreed to let the kids come to the wedding, but they opted to not have booze served.

Writing that the couple doesn't drink, the Redditor went on: "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."

She explained that paying for the food of all of the guests was an expensive endeavor, and they didn't want the added cost of booze - as well as literally any other beverage that isn't water.

"When family and friends found out [they] got angry," she went on. "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)."

The bride received comments from her loved ones telling her that the wedding will be boring, but she couldn't understand why people were so upset about being served only water.

People flooded the comment section to offer their views, and it seems like this topic sparked a healthy debate.

"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," one person wrote.

A second added: "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."

A third supported the bride: "NTA (Not the a**hole) - your wedding your choice."

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Would you attend a wedding that only serves water? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: Emma Bauso / Pexels

Bride sparks debate after serving only water at her dry wedding

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

A woman has sparked a debate online after she revealed that she didn't serve alcohol at her wedding, and only served water instead.

Weddings are a huge occasion, as friends and family gather to celebrate the union of two people - and usually get a little bit wild late into the night.

For some, it's the only time they'll ever see their distant cousins who live on the other side of the country, so drinking is the only way to cope with the small talk.

But what happens when the bride and groom decide that no alcohol will be served at the event? As one Redditor found out, it can cause quite a bit of controversy.

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The bride sparked debate by serving only water. Credit: Nadi Lindsay / Pexels

Taking to the ever-popular Am I The A**hole forum, the bride questioned her upcoming wedding after her family disagreed with her decision.

She penned: "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. 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."

The bride explained that there are lots of children in the family so they agreed to let the kids come to the wedding, but they opted to not have booze served.

Writing that the couple doesn't drink, the Redditor went on: "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."

She explained that paying for the food of all of the guests was an expensive endeavor, and they didn't want the added cost of booze - as well as literally any other beverage that isn't water.

"When family and friends found out [they] got angry," she went on. "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)."

The bride received comments from her loved ones telling her that the wedding will be boring, but she couldn't understand why people were so upset about being served only water.

People flooded the comment section to offer their views, and it seems like this topic sparked a healthy debate.

"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," one person wrote.

A second added: "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."

A third supported the bride: "NTA (Not the a**hole) - your wedding your choice."

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Credit: Reddit

Would you attend a wedding that only serves water? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: Emma Bauso / Pexels