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The Awesome Etiquette podcast is a weekly Q&A show where hosts, (cousins, and co-presidents of the Emily Post Institute,) Lizzie Post and Dan Post Senning answer audience questions, tackle etiquette topics in detail and salute good etiquette witnessed by the Awesome Etiquette audience.
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What to serve at your event is ultimately your decision, and it's fine to forgo liquor. Some people make this choice due to their religious or cultural beliefs; others because of a complicated history with alcohol; others due to budget. Nevertheless, your guests' comfort should be a primary concern. Given that both families are unhappy, you may want to rethink your decision and offer a champagne toast. Also, be aware that even though your reception is "dry," some folks may seek out and find (or sneak in) alcoholic beverages. (It's fairly easy to do in a hotel or restaurant.) If this happens, ignore your guests' choice—don't confront anyone or get upset.