Post # 1
FI’s favorite drink is Johnny Walker Blue label. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s pretty darn expensive, over $100 for a bottle. I’ve gotten him a bottle once before (for New Years like 2 years ago) but since then he hasn’t had it (it’s one of those shots that costs butt ton!).
I was thinking of surprising him with a bottle on our wedding day. I’m just a TAD worried that he’ll be nervous and have too much though (heck, I’m planning on having a glass of champagne to calm my nerves!).
So, should I get it for him or not?
Post # 3
Why don’t you just hold on to it and surprise him with it at the end of the night when you are back in your room? That way he can’t indulge during the wedding day.
Post # 4
I think you should give it to him the morning of your wedding. I love pics of groomsmen all drinking while getting ready. Just have his best man keep an eye on him.
Post # 5
I’d say give it to him that morning. I agree with @LGenz the pictures would look awesome and just make sure the best man knows to only let him have 1 maybe 2 drinks.
Post # 6
If you can trust him not to have too much, go for it. If you think it may be a problem, maybe save it for later?
Post # 7
I would vote to save for later. I gave my husband a very expensive cigar when we went to the hotel to start our honeymoon. He really enjoyed sitting out on the balcony the next morning and smoking it. It was nice to give it to him in person and let him enjoy it on our honeymoon!
Post # 8
Definitely get it – if you are nervous about him drinking too much before – have it for him at his place-setting at the reception! It would be a great after dinner drink.
Post # 9
I’m with Moose1209. If you really are worried, wait till the end of the evening, when you two are in your hotel room, unless your wedding will last well into the evening. If that’s the case, give it to him after dinner or something, later in the evening (definitely after his speech, if he’s going to make one).
Post # 10
On advantage to giving it to him on the honeymoon is that you could enjoy it with him!
I think guys are typically smart on their wedding day. My husband obviously knew I didn’t want him up there at the alter drunk and he didn’t want that either.
Post # 11
Do you think he will drink a lot before the ceremony? If so, do you think he can handle himself and not get carried away? My groom will be having a drink or 2 before the ceremony and I said as long as he does not smell like whiskey then we wont have a problem!
Post # 12
Since he appreciates how nice Blue Label is, I don’t think you have to worry about him drinking too much. It’s not like you’re handing him a jug of Jack. I love whiskey and if I had a $100 bottle of anything at my disposal before my wedding, I’d definitely love sipping a dram as I got ready—but that’s it. You don’t waste Blue Label 🙂
I vote for the a.m. gift for his nerves.
Post # 13
I’m kind of having a similar issue. My FI loooves good scotch and I wanted to get him a bottle for the morning of, since I know he’d love to have some drinks with his groomsmen. However, I DO NOT want him to smell or taste like scotch. So I think I’m going to pass on giving him the bottle, and tell him to only drink vodka! 🙂
Post # 14
How about for his Bachelor night? Assuming he didn’t already have it?
My FI and his friends are going to spend an overnight @ a casino so I am sending them off w/ a gift basket of snacks and his Fav – Jack Daniels Gentleman’s Jack. I’m not worried about him dirnking “too much” since I won’t be the one babysitting him and they have hotel rooms to stay in overnight.