Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Shots...Prohibited!

So, when we were on the hunt for our venue we came across several venues who prohibited shots. We were really surprised! Growing up and attending several family weddings there were always shots given out during the dollar dance or at the bar. But, many places today simply don't allow it!

Our family has a tradition at every celebration to do a shot of slivovitz. Growing up in the Serbian Orthodox church, you tend to stick with tradition! We were fortunate enough at our venue, they allowed one shot for the bridal party and immediate family. Which was perfect and I was so happy they were able to make this exception. I did a post on our traditions HERE.



photo credit: Sight Photography

Today, I was on the phone with a possible venue site for my Brother's wedding and they didn't even allow me to get out the words! "It would only be.." that's all I got out! :) I totally understand they do not want the guests to become drunk and dangerous! But, for one shot..? For a ethnic tradition? We are spending thousands of dollars.... I think one shot should not be a problem at all!

What are your thoughts on shots at a wedding? Or any type of hard liquor?


7 comments:

LauraLou said...

I've never heard of that!! I wouldn't have even thought to ask!

Amanda B. Young said...

That's crazy. I have never heard of that around here. Perhaps it's a location thing? Like LauraLou said - I would've never thought to even ask!

Future Mrs. H said...

Shots in moderation are always acceptable!

Newlywed Next Door said...

My Mom said "no shots" b/c she didn't want everyone getting trashed and told the hotel not to serve them. We got our wedding video and what did we see? Tons of people taking shots at the bar. My mom wrote a strongly worded letter to the Hilton Manager about that!

Elizabeth said...

I've heard that before, but we had both at our wedding.

chelsea said...

I wouldn't have thought it was a problem either! In your context, I think it's a fun tradition :)

Jenny.Lee said...

I've heard of venues prohibiting alcohol altogether but never just one thing in particular! Strange...