Post # 1
It’s a wedding for my coworker and all of my bosses will be there. I’m sure I will be sitting with a bunch of my coworkers. Is it OK to sip on a glass of wine? What about the champagne toast? How do I avoid being outted?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
You could always say you’re on a diet and don’t want to risk the calories. OR you could get a drink from the bar that looks alcoholic but isn’t- tonic with lime, cranberry jiuce with lime, etc. You can use that for the toast and say you don’t like champagne- I don’t drink it because I got horribly sick from it one time, etc.
Post # 4
Make nice with a bartender. I got away with drinking soda water with cranberry, watered down fruit juice in a wine glass, and a beer bottle of water plenty of times 🙂
Post # 5
awesome! thanks for the tips!
Post # 6
I’m planning on using “Oh, I’m just getting over a cold, no alcohol for me!” for Thanksgiving and a wedding that weekend.
Post # 7
Or just fake a stomach ache. Or say you’re driving and don’t want any alcohol.
I often don’t drink at social events. I guess people are used to it so don’t question me lol.
I am such a lightweight so if I’m feeling at all emotional I just have a Coke!
Post # 8
You could also use the “I’m just finishing up some antibiotics so no alcohol for me.”
If they press you, you could say that unfortunately these antibiotics have the bad side effect of making you horribly ill if you have any alcohol at all (this is actually a side effect of some antibiotics).
Post # 9
Anitbiotics are a good one… or just be nice to the bartender, tell him/her your situation and they will most likely make you drinks that look like booze but aren’t.
Post # 10
@DaneLady: Those are great ideas! And probably the easiest because then she won’t have to deal with questions all night.
Post # 11
@Gemstone: Haha, thanks! I had to spill the beans, but since I tipped what I would have tipped if I had been drinking and ran up a large tab, it certainly helped convince him to keep it under wraps 🙂
Post # 12
I don’t drink much anymore, just don’t have the stomach for it; but I’m often in social situations with a lot of alcohol and get odd looks
One of my favourite sneaky beverages is the Watertini:
Water, martini glass, olive.
The olive actually imparts very little taste to the cold water; but no-one ever believes it’s just water.
I had about 5 or 6 on my wedding day, our bartenders had one waiting for me every time I walked by the bar at our wedding. Kept me hydrated!
Post # 13
The antibiotics excuse is a good one – that would have been easier than my “I’m on a cleanse” excuse I used when I was in early pregnancy. I’ve got to remember that one for the next time around!
Post # 14
if you’re intent on keeping it a secret, i wouldn’t say anything about antibiotics or diets, etc. those types of excuses always make some people (typically women) suspicious. i agree with @DaneLady; make friends with the bartender. i had tomato juice, orange/pineapple juice, and various other juices/soda water combos in different glasses. no one had a clue, especially once they were a couple drinks in 🙂 as for a champagne toast, just toast with your drink and give your champagne to your date or a friend. that’s what i did and no one even noticed.
@Ivorybuttons: you’re a genius. i’m totally stealing this idea!
Post # 15
You could probably just carry around a glass of wine and pretend to sip from it once in a while, but never actually drink. I just found out one of my friends was pregnant at the last wedding we went to and I had NO idea. I found a picture of her holding a glass of champagne any everything- she just never drank it, but because it was in her hand everyone thought she was.