Etiquette Tuesday is Back! This Week = Lesson #3,002 The Dry Wedding.

[ 0 ] October 7, 2014 |


Thanks to everyone who reads the weekly rants and tails that JKGF goes through creating the content for Etiquette Tuesday.  This week, a good friend shared their experience at a dry wedding (which yours truly loathes) and we had to keep you in the loop:

A friend of a friend went to a very unorthodox wedding a few weekends ago. It wasn’t unorthodox because it was both a lesbian and pagan wedding; it was because it was a dry wedding.
Never have a dry wedding. There wasn’t even a cash bar on site. So what did (some) guests do? Knowing ahead of time there was not a drop of alcohol to be found, he packed beers in a cooler and drank them in a park while kids swung on the swings and screamed down the playground’s slide. It looked like the parents could use a few brewskis as well. Yeah, it was a sad sight all around.
The playground beers were good enough to start a halfway decent buzz, but that buzz wore off quickly. When the cold roast beef and the poorly seasoned potatoes were served, all my friend of a friend wanted was another cold one. With alcohol. A slightly below room temperature soda wasn’t going to cut it. And that buzz was long gone – like his patience – when it was time to dance. Once he saw the chairs being moved to create a makeshift dance floor, that was his cue to exit.
It’s understandable that people want to cut costs where they can on their wedding day. Not everyone can (or should) have a Kardashian-Kanye style bash. But at least make the effort to have a cash bar available. That will make sure all the guests (who are of age) have the opportunity to throw back a few and get the party going. No one wants to socialize with strangers while they’re sober.
Plus, doing a cheers with soda isn’t a real cheers. Just saying…

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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