(Closed) Grooms best friend says he's going to sneak alcohol into our dry wedding

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2060 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

He is rude and disrepectful.  Your Fiance needs to tell him that it is not okay and not acceptable (mainly due to the underage).  The last thing you want is cops at your wedding.

Post # 4
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Have a trusted friend casually ask after he arrives “hey man, did you bring the booze?” and get back to you with the response. If he brought alcohol, have a family member make him get rid of it immediately or tell him he can celebrate drunkenly from afar.

Post # 5
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I would tell him that not only is he underage but he’s sneaking alcohol onto state property and he could get arrested and you guys could get into serious trouble. I would just be firm with him. Tell him that you are having a dry wedding and if he can’t respect that then he shouldn’t stay for the reception. If he sneaks alcohol he will be asked to leave.

Post # 6
8066 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

The only thing you can really do is have your Fiance tell him it is illegal and you would really prefer it if he waited until later to drink.  Tell him it’s only a few hours.  I would just really make it clear you would prefer he wait because of the policy and you do not want to ruin the wedding.  Otherwise you can’t really do much because you can’t control how other people behave or their actions.  Tell him if you find out he brought alcohol he will be asked to leave.

FWIW, I know it’s illegal but when I was young I snuck alcohol into places and never got caught or in trouble (sporting events, bars, state lake/parks).  You would only get in trouble if you’re completely stupid about it. Is he the type of person who is likely to act stupid or like an idiot?  In that case, I would put much more effort into trying to dissuade him.

Post # 7
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Your Fiance needs to confront him and tell him this is not acceptable. not only because of the rules, but because you are both underage. You don’t want to be ticketed for underage drinking on your wedding day, do you? He needs to have a serious convo with him and tell him that behavior will not be tolerated. 

Post # 8
5486 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Have your Fiance tell him to grow up.

Post # 9
1391 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Under those circumstances some of our friends (my brother & bils) would probably say the same thing. But jokingly saying it & doing it our 2 different things. I would have your fi have a talk with him & let him know that it’s not acceptable for him to bring alcohol. 

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