(Closed) Bridal Shower: Booze at 11AM?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Booze or No Booze?
    It's Not A Shower If There's No Booze, Even at 10:30 AM! : (16 votes)
    59 %
    No Way- They Need To Get Themselves Under Control! : (11 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    426 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Well. In my world that’s brunch time. And brunch time = mimosas, bloody mary’s, etc., so it would have been nice to have something on offer. I think your real troubles started with inviting men to a wedding shower. I mean, I understand wanting to include everyone, but wedding showers aren’t their bag. If there were a few beers and a game on TV everyone would have probably had a better time – sorry if that’s not something you wanted to hear.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    They’re outburst was certainly not justified. Alcohol was definitely not necessary for the time/place.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    They’re certainly not justified in being rude! There’s definitely no need to cause a scene, whether it’s 10:30 in the morning on a Sunday or 10:30pm on a Saturday.

    As for whether booze would have been appropriate, personally, if I had been there, I would have loved some mimosas or champagne. But it’s by no means necessary, and I wouldn’t have said anything. And beer/vodka have no place at 10:30am, IMO (unless you have a serious drinking problem).

    Post # 5
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    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I don’t think it would have been inappropriate to serve booze – but I don’t think it was necessary either. They were way out of line for causing a scene.

    Post # 7
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    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    If there WAS booze at the shower and it was like… champagne/mimosas/champagne punch I think that would have been totally normal. But not having booze– particularly that early– doesn’t strike me as odd either. I think its a “whatever” kind of thing. And I really don’t see why anyone needs vodka at 11am. 

    Post # 9
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    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    My bridal shower brunch started at 11 AM and we had mimosas.

    But I don’t care what time of day it is, when you go to a party you enjoy what’s on offer and keep your mouth shut about what isn’t.  The men were out of line.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Shower does not equal booze for everyone. And it sounds like you and your FI are the types were you don’t need alcohol to have a good time.

    Either way, the men should have been polite and realized the shower is about you and your FI, not about them.

    Post # 11
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    1501 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    You had mimosas and it was brunch, this seems appropriate. Those two are just being rude!

    Sounds like there was a good selection of food & drink and it doesn’t matter what time of day if there was no alcohol at all they shouldn’t complain, this is a shower not a get drunk party!

    Post # 12
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Different people have different expectations.. eitherway it was your event and there was no obligation to serve alcohol.

    Post # 13
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    5756 posts
    Bee Keeper

    They were definitely out of line for causing a scene. We had our showers at 11:30am and 12pm and we served pitchers of Sangria at one, and at the other we had botttles of wine and blue drinks~but our menus were also more substantial (as in early dinner type foods). I hadn’t considered serving anything, honestly, but both restaurants asked me about it and said it was something they saw more happening than not. I was surprised as well, so it isn’t at all unheard of these days.

    They were jerks for doing that to you.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2608 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Mimosas are sufficient. 

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