Latter-day Saint Life

Should I Serve Alcohol for My Non-LDS Relatives at My Wedding Reception?

Dear Angela,

My future husband’s family is not LDS, and while they are not able to attend our temple sealing, they are still excited about attending our reception, which will be held at my parents’ house. As we make preparations, we’re trying to decide if we should serve alcohol at the reception. We don't want to and we don’t drink, but it is a party, and we want everyone to feel comfortable. We recognize that traditionally alcohol is served at wedding receptions and we want to make sure our reception meets their expectations. Should we provide alcohol for the nonmembers who will be in attendance, so they can join in the celebrating?


Reception Prep Girl

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