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How can I discourage over-drinking at my reception?

Anyone have any good tips on preventing guest over-drinking at our reception? A dry wedding isn’t what we’re aiming for, but we have a few family members who tend to party a little too hardy for our tastes. We’re still in the early stages of planning, but our bar will probably be at least partially open, since we have a lot of friends who are low on cash. Any ideas?

Heather & Johnathan’s nerdy summer picnic wedding

These two had some interesting dilemmas: managing expectations from a very Catholic family and a not-so-Catholic family, balancing the needs of disabilities and the recovery community, and having a super low budget. But we can all learn from this bride’s kick-ass attitude about keeping things accessible and authentic! Plus, we’re totally behind any wedding that ends with a D&D campaign.

Yummy mocktails for very cool wedding drink alternatives

So you’re planning out your beverage strategy for your dry wedding, or your wedding with kids and future Offbeat Mamas, or just looking to offer some non-boozy alternatives. You can surely offer sodas and coffee, but why not make their experience a little more special with fancy-shmancy mocktails? Adding fancy stemware and a garnish will put those teetotalers in the mood to party, and they won’t feel left out from any “signature cocktail” moments.

Melaina & Nick’s colorful playful and kid-friendly wedding

After hiring him to color her comics, he colored her world. D’aw! And a theme was born: color! That, along with everything playful and awesome, makes this artsy and geeky wedding a feast for the eyes and fun for all ages. Though a few mishaps were born of Hurricane Irene, somehow it all came together in the end.

Jill & Kimeee’s lesbian barn dance & Mad Libs wedding… with goats

We didn’t have a lot of money nor were all of my family willing to acknowledge or participate, so we knew right from the beginning this was gonna be DIY to the max — just the way we like it.

Dancing at a dry wedding

“I’m going to marry a wonderful man who is a recovering addict and has been clean for over 8 years. Alcohol at the wedding will be a HUGE no-no. What can I do to get people on the dance floor and to have fun without the aid of beer?”