- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
This past Sunday my sisters and mom threw FI and I an incredible bridal shower. They did such a beautiful job, put in a ton of hard work, and it was a perfect day for us. It was held in a fancy shmancy restaurant’s function space, and we had brunch served.
The guests arrived at 10:30 AM, and we arrived at 11AM. All was said and done by 1:00/1:30. The food that was served was an assortment of fruit, muffins, mini bagels, danishes, eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, french toast, and a few options geared more towards ‘lunch’ like salad and mac & cheese. It was primarily breakfast, though, as it was an early shower.
The drinks available were a punch, assorted juices (apple,orange,cranberry,etc), coffee, tea, water, soda, and mimosas.
All of the guys in the wedding party, including fathers, were invited as we wanted them to be part of our special day. After all was said and done, FI’s father and jerk of a brother couldn’t say one nice word about the shower other than “Why was there no booze?” At the shower, they proceeded to make a scene asking where it was, why they couldn’t get a beer or some vodka, etc. It was 10:30 in the morning!
FI and I don’t drink (only on very rare occasions) and my family aren’t big drinkers. FI’s dad and brother drink 24/7 (seriously a problem). We were so embarassed by the scene they caused. If this was a wedding, I’d understand, but it’s a bridal shower brunch. You seriously can’t keep it together for 3 hours? The restuarant portion of the venue was closed, and my sisters/mom could have paid extra for a bar fee and waiter (but it was a ridiculous amount, and come on, this is a morning shower!) Plus, FI’s mom was involved in the planning of the shower, and paid for some, so if she thought it was a huge issue, she could’ve said something, and didn’t.
Do you think they were justified in their outbursts or were we in the right for not offering booze?