Southern Baptist Ceremony Traditions vs a Modern Wedding with Open Bar and Dancing
I am engaged to be married to a wonderful man this August. I found a beautiful venue to allow for an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception. We are inviting about 180 guests, but about 20 of them are of the conservative Southern Baptist faith. Their religion frowns upon dancing and drinking. I come from an Irish Catholic family, where there is lots of dancing and drinking. Several of those family members of the Southern Baptist faith may choose not to come to the reception, among them, my future in-laws. As of now, they can't look past the fact that other people around them will be drinking. I would be very disappointed if they do not come, especially my in-laws. One solution we had was delaying the open bar from 6:00 to 7:00, but I don't think thats fair to the other 150 guests for whom this is not an issue for. Are there any other brides out there for which this is a similar issue for? Any advice on how to handle this?
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