Bride and groom slammed as cheap after refusing to provide guests with anything but water

A bride and groom have been slammed by furious friends and family after revealing water will be the only drink option available to guests on their big day.

The couple always wanted a ‘dry’ wedding but when it came to booking a food and beverage package for their 130 guests they decided to opt for ‘filtered water only’.

The bride explained she and her husband were paying for the catering and didn’t see the point in stretching the budget for soft drink when they don’t like it.

‘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 said.

When her family turned around and called her selfish, labeled the wedding ‘un-fun’ or suggested the couple have a cash bar she was shocked. 

A bride and groom have been slammed by their friends and family after revealing water would be the only drink on offer at their wedding 

‘I didn’t think this would be a problem! It’s only water. I mean, don’t most people drink water everyday anyway? Should we pay the extra to have soda to make the family happy,’ she wrote in a post on Reddit.

Noting people told her ‘the wedding would be boring and the kids would be upset’ if she went along with her water only ruling. 

The bride also explained that she and her husband were paying for most of the wedding themselves, including the entirety of the catering, and that only her grandma had offered to pitch in financially.


Who is in the wrong?

  • The bride and groom, it’s just cheap! 6 votes
  • The guests, it isn’t your day! 1 votes

‘My grandma said she doesn’t care one way or the other on this issue. She just loves weddings,’ she added.

But her post quickly went viral with more than 10,000 people leaving their thoughts and most siding with the guests, not the bride.

‘I know that technically you could be in the right, but here’s the thing about weddings, the marriage ceremony is for you and your fiancé. The wedding is for everyone you’ve invited, it’s an event you’re hosting, and not providing any drinks other than water makes you a bad host/hostess,’ one man said.

‘I fully support a dry wedding but only water as a beverage is being a cheap host,’ added another.

With a third suggesting they put on some mocktails to ‘bring a vibe’ to the event.

Others said the bride and groom would be faced with rebellious guest if they went through with their plan.

‘Half the guests will be in the parking lot during the reception, drinking cans of soda and juice, etc out of the trunk of someone’s car and leave after dinner,’ one woman said.

‘Seriously people will be passing around plastic water bottles filled with liquor like its high school all over again,’ said another.

They said they mostly drink water - swapping it out for juice or milk sometimes, so don't feel the need to provide alcohol or fizzy drink

They said they mostly drink water – swapping it out for juice or milk sometimes, so don’t feel the need to provide alcohol or fizzy drink

A third joked: ‘I hope that in 20 years everyone’s still saying “you remember that wedding we had to smuggle in a bottle of Pepsi’.

People who work weddings also warned the couple of their bold move.

‘The rowdiest and drunkest weddings are always the dry weddings. Having to sneak drinks encourages people to drink a lot all at once so they don’t have to walk back out in 30 min for another drink,’ warned one.

Some had heard horror stories of water-only wedding before.

‘My parents still talk about my dad’s cousins wedding where it was like 100 degrees, outside, and they only had a little thing of lemon water for everyone. My parents bailed on the wedding, got take out and went home to get in the pool. Rest of the family showed up a little while later and said they made the right call,’ one person said.

Another joked that advertising the water-only rule before the wedding was a great way to cut costs.

‘They were expecting 150 people which means they invited 200, they will get less than 100 now.’

Others just called the bride and groom ’embarrassing’ and ‘selfish’ with no one siding with the water-loving couple.