Post # 17
I guess I am going to go against the grain here and think you should not lie. What happens if you unknownly drink something with alcohol in it?
I was pregnant at my own bach party and only my Maid/Matron of Honor knew but we told the girls by serving them jello shots in party favor baby bottles… They all were confused for like 2 min then figured it out. It was a hoot…
Post # 18
Can you act drunk?
So I’m a pretty big partier, but I really wanted to REMEMBER my bachelorette, so I took it easy. Maybe you can say you just want to remember everything? Drinking was pretty forced at my bachelorette though. I can’t tell you how many jello shots they shoved down my throat!
Post # 19
I’m a big drinker too – AND a terrible liar, so this one was hard for me in general.
Antibiotic story may work on those who haven’t been around pregnant women. But I tried it and got called out almost immediately (not in a mean way, it’s just wicked obvious to women who have been there before or women who have had pregnant friends try it on them).
I like the suggestion that you find one close friend to “let in” on the secret. She can shield you, buy you “drinks” and also switch drinks with you if any of your friends manage to shove a drink in your hand. Shots might be an issue – but try and get her to help think of ways to avoid this.
Also – if I might suggest – cranberry & sparkling water both looks like cranberry & vodka AND is good for your kidneys!
Post # 20
Yeah just fake it! I agree it’s better not to take the attention away from the wedding especially since it’s a joint party. You won’t accidentally drink something with alcohol, and if you did drink one drink with so little alcohol that you couldn’t taste it, nothing would happen. I would just order your own drinks and whisper to the bartender that you’re pretending to have alcohol and give them a good tip to keep quiet.
Post # 21
@9_22_12Bride: Tell them you are on anti-biotics for a UTI! Evreyone knows that you cant drink with a UTI and no girl is going to ask you to drink when they know what a UTI feels like 🙂
Enjoy and congrats!
Post # 22
CONGRATS on your pregnancy!!!! I’m sorry you have to deal with your Maid/Matron of Honor being so adamantely against you getting pregnant (I have a few friends that keep telling me I’d be stupid to start having kiddos right away, but I’m leaving that up other powers ) Definitely puts a damper on the whole party. I would defintiely try to not bring it up and hopefully either option a) fake the drinking or b) say you’re on meds will work. I’d probably go the fake it route (because there are many times people just think I’m drunk when I’m just really happy)
Post # 23
- Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves
I second the antibiotics thing, it sounds easier than trying to make everyone think you’re actually drinking.
Post # 24
I might not buy the antibiotic excuse (just because sooo many pregnant women use it), so if I were you I would just order cranberry and soda water in a short glass with a lime. It will look like an alcoholic drink and nobody will question you.
Post # 25
I just had this situation at a bachlorette party that I went to two weekends ago. I told one other girl at the party and it worked GREAT! She would get shots for everyone and get one that looked the same for me so everyone thought I was taking shots… .and nothing says I’m not pregnant like taking shots!! I ended up having to fess up to the bride becuase she wanted to do a wine tasting the next day and I didn’t know how to fake that! But between “rum” and cokes and the fake shots we had everyone fooled.
Post # 26
Ok my only question is what happens if ppl find out your pregnant and do the calculations and work out you were pregnant at your party, are you going to get some back lash for drinking (even though your only pretending), how are you going to explain that to them? I think it would be easier to come up with some other excuse for not drinking, then you wont ever have to explain yourself.
heres a link to the effects of drinking with certain medications. http://www.myhousecallmd.com/archives/2641
hope it helps 🙂
Thats one thing im not happy about with my pregnancy, we’ve had to tell some ppl before we are ready to. its really frustrating me!!
Post # 27
Maybe you could try the pain meds route.
My friend just broke her elbow, and got prescribed Lortab. If she wants a drink she has to stop her meds and be in pain.
You could “sprain” your wrist or something a few days before the party, and just tell the girls you def don’t want to mix alcohol and painkillers, so you’d rather be sober and having fun then risk being in pain the whole time because you stopped your pain meds.
Whatever you decide, good luck!