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Subject: Re: Favors Revisited Date: 4/20/2001 4:42 PM
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Also, although I certainly believe you should do what you want at a wedding, giving gifts of alcohol to remember your wedding by could offend people--either people who don't drink or someone who is a recovering alcoholic.

I think this probably comes under the heading of "know your audience." My husband and I don't drink for religious reasons, and neither do most of our friends. So we wouldn't GIVE bottles of beer as wedding favors. BUT we certainly would not be offended if we went to a wedding where there were alcoholic favors, any more than we are offended when people choose to serve alcohol at gatherings we attend. We would probably say "Oh, how cute!" and leave it behind after the reception. We realize most people in this country drink alcohol and we are sensible enough not to get our panties in a twist because someone does things differently than we do. And I would hope recovering alcoholics would feel the same way.

Although Lord knows some people just LOVE to get offended....
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