From the December 2010 magazine.

WHITE-KNUCKLE WEDDING

Sober at a reception? Who would have thought?

SO this weekend was strange. Some good; some bad. My boyfriend was officiating at a wedding ceremony and I was invited as a guest of the reverend. The wedding was between a "normie" and a member of the program. The rehearsal dinner was at a brewery.

I was apprehensive in the beginning, but the food on Friday evening was so good I quickly forgot about the beer-tasting that accompanied each course. I think I handled myself well (as did all of the guests) and I had an enjoyable evening chatting. with the groom's brother and his wife, who were from Santa Barbara.

-- LIZ P.

Tempe, Ariz.

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