My Sister is Crashing a Wedding

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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3341 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wow. I have no idea what to say to that. Incredible. 

Post # 4
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89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I am more shocked by this woman who is inviting the friend of her child and purchasing the alcohol for them to bring with them. I never knew a wedding reception was a BYOB kind of event! If I seen a single open bottle of alcohol that wasn’t provided regardless of the age of the drinker, I would personally walk over and take the bottle away from them. I wouldn’t risk any additional charges or legal trouble for them wanting their own alcohol. It is sad that anyone thinks that it is okay to not only crash the reception but to bring vodka with you when you aren’t even the legal drinking age!

Post # 5
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@WeddingBells2014:  Whoa! Do you know anyone in the wedding party who you could give a heads up? Inviting an extra guest is bad but landing an unsuspecting couple with hundreds of dollars in venue fees and maybe a police presence at their wedding… what a nightmare.

Post # 7
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2878 posts
Sugar bee

This made me ”lol” a little when you mentioned teenage girls of 18 drinking alcohol … here it’s the legal drinking age, you’re an adult at 18 not a teenager, so it made me smile. But yes, it’s the law. I would say however, that the law has its limits in the sense that if we were having dinner with FI’s 16 year old cousin and her parents allowed her to have a glass of wine, she could. 

The problem here, is that :

– it’s not true parental consent since it’s not your mother allowing her to have a glass of wine under her supervision at home, it’s an adult providing underage people hard liquor to drink in a public place. It’s illegal.

– there are usually rules in venues, restaurants and other places that prohibit bringing alcohol that’s not provided by them. You can get a fine. Whatever the drinker’s age, it’s not allowed. Same goes for my venue, if my uncle is caught drinking beer in the parking, he’s being kicked out and handled a fine (well, we’d have a fine because of him and we would be pissed). 

I guess the only thing you can do if you don’t know anyone from the wedding is to tell your mother what this woman is allowing your sister to do. Either your mother can do something and dissuade your sister to do something that stupide, either she makes your sister understand she might call the police on them and well, don’t bother call me when you’re at the police station. I know my parents would not have ignored this if it happened. There’s not much you can do to ”physically” keep her from going there, but surely you can let your mother know what this mom is doing crashing another wedding and doing illegal things.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

God, what a mess.  

If you have the same venue booked, can you at least alert the venue?? Or ask the venue for the contact name/info for the couple who are booked on that day…and try to sqlech this before the Sh* hits the fan??  I would want them to give them a heads up that someone is supplying minors with alcohol at their wedding…because otherwise the couple could get in So.Much.Trouble if the minors are caught with alochol in their systems.  

I can’t even.  Buying two minors alcohol to take to a wedding reception. Unreal.  

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@WeddingBells2014:  Wow. Just, wow. Why is the woman hell bent on taking an 18 year old girl to a stranger’s wedding? It’s not really a free for all party, it’s usually a sit down meal with speeches – not a rave. I wouldn’t have thought this would be too appealing to a teenager unless she actually knew the couple? That woman sounds really irresponsible, inviting a teenager, supplying alcohol to a minor…what a way to behave at a wedding where usually, couples have to be a bit selective of who they invite because they just don’t have the budget to invite everyone they’d like to. Can you give the bride and groom a heads up about it?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Wow.

There are so many things wrong with that situation.

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