Did you or FI have a little too much too drink night b4 wedding or morning of?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Neither DH or I drank enough to get a buzz the night before or day of.  We shared a beer before we got ready around noon while decorations and such were wrapping up (1pm ceremony).  Night before we had some alcohol but we didn’t have time to drink too much.  We were pretty busy with Step-MIL’s last minute parents dinner and wrapping up loose ends for day of and honeymoon prep since we were leaving at OMG early the morning after the wedding.

I think if you know you have a problem limiting yourself set it up so you don’t have a choice. 

Decide what you will allow yourself and have a family member or friend enforce it if necessary.  This would obviously be someone you trust that won’t give in if you say “Just one more?”.  Spin it as “I don’t want to lose track of what I’m drinking while I’m having fun and busy and this is such an exciting time.  So could I ask you to be in charge of getting my drink/drinks and telling me when I’ve had X so I don’t go over?”.  Then when they tell you you’re done, you’re done, have them say “Ok, that’s X, you want to remember your wedding day right?!” and you don’t argue with them, you thank them.

You can do this!  🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

HA! I’m glad I’m not the only one worried about this : )

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

No joke. We had this conversation last night. I don’t drink often but when I do…I driiiink.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am not married yet but I was the MOH in my MOH’s wedding and I was so drunk for the ceremony. The bride was pregnant and was making us “drink for two” since she couldn’t drink. She made us finish a fifth of whiskey and gave us each a third of it. Not to be mean but they other two girls had 50-75 lbs on me. I was done for. Luckily we had given toasts at the rehearsal dinner since they weren’t serving dinner (just drinks + dessert) at the reception. Also, I was secretly glad I was so drunk …. I got stung by a bee … Thankfully I had no idea! Hahaha.  I spilled a mimosa all over myself at the reception so I wasn’t allowed to sit next to the bride anymore.

She thought it was funny (it was also largely her fault) and we kept it on the DL for the most part. FI was livid though hahahahaha  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Silly_love:  I’m totally in the same boat!  I’ve tasked my sister and my very responsible Bridesmaid to keep an eye on me and make sure I drink water and EAT! 

I plan on doing bagels/sandwiches for when we are getting ready at my mom’s house the day of.  I typically eat 3 meals a day, so it’s really important that I do that the day of too!

I’m even more worried because I”m going low carb right now and have definitely cut way back on my drinks. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I lovooooove pina coladas, I fully intend on having a few while we’re getting ready that morning but I guess I have to limit myself. We can only make so much in the blender!!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We’re staying at an AI and have already noted that we don’t want to be hungover or drunk the night before or the day of the wedding!  Before and after all that, sure…lol 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon:  +1 Except I do drink often 😡

@Silly_love:  Ain’t no shame in your game, girl 😉 If we’re all being honest, there is a 80% chance I’ll pregame our ceremony. I’m a nervous drinker.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Pinkmoon:  I’m a whiskey-neat kind of gal, but I like your style 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m going to have to try very, very hard to make sure I don’t over do it. FH would be so far beyond pissed at me if I got too on our wedding day!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Nope. My boss has a story about her husband being so hungover the morning of the wedding that he didn’t want to take his sunglasses off for their ceremony. I would have honestly seriously considered calling off the wedding if my husband didn’t respect the day enough to be careful enough about drinking not to be in pain the next day. (ps they’ve had fights in the 10+ years since about drinking too, this wasn’t a one time thing)i

We were too nervous and busy to drink much in the end. The day before we weren’t around alcohol until later at night, and at that point we were too tired for more than a couple drinks at the hotel bar with friends before getting to bed early for the next day. I was worried about my drinking at the wedding since I know when I’m drinking socially I don’t keep track well, and I told my BMs to monitor me and if they saw me with a drink, bring me a glass of water to counteract it…that said I had no appetite the day of, I had to force myself to eat enough to do a workout and champagne toast in the morning, and then I was up dancing the entire reception and my glass of wine I had ordered stayed on the table getting warm, I think I had 2 sips. I finally had one full drink at our after party, a gin and tonic, but by that point I knew I hadn’t eaten much so I didn’t allow myself to drink any more. Plus, I was anxious to leave the after party and make use of that honeymoon suite, haha.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Silly_love:  I’m the same as you! I will be having a mimosa bar for all my girls to get ready with the morning of. I’m just going to make sure my sister (MOH) keeps me on track. SO far out of all of our pre wedding parties I have stayed sober. Keeping track of things and greeting everybody kept me to preoccupied to drink more than a few sips 🙁 I plan on enjoying myself way more at our reception!! My FI knows that i need him to not smell like whiskey at the ceremony and that’s my only requirment 🙂

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