Post # 1
Hey Bees! My bachelorette is this weekend, and I’m nervous. I definitely drink and I’m known to be a big drinker but the last few times drinking I’ve thrown up and been a complete mess. I just can’t do it like I used to in my 20s. I clearly want to avoid this but I know everyone is going to feed me shots and drinks all day and night. I’ve been on the other side (feeding the bachelorette drinks) so I can’t really be like “oh no don’t give me drinks” but I want to find a way to make everyone happy without being a sloppy mess! Any advice? Good things to eat? Strategies to get out of unwanted drinks/shots! Help me out!!!
Post # 2
Stand up for yourself and pace yourself. Sip on your drinks. Drink a glass of water in between each drink. Make sure to eat your meals and snacks as well. I tend to have a hard time actually eating a full meal when I’m already drunk or buzzed.
Post # 3
Glass of water between each drink and tell your people to chill out a little bit as far as feeding you drinks.
Post # 4
Drink HALF of everything they give you!
Oh and don’t do shots until well into the night so you don’t cut your fun short.
Post # 5
EAT! Eat a large meal before you go out, and keep snacking in between. Lots of water. IF you do shots, do mixed shots that are lower alcohol – ie burt reynolds, porn star, etc. Order larger lower alcohol drinks, like beers that take longer to drink. You can also order regular well drinks with double mix – vodka soda, double soda. Or vodka cran, double cran. etc.
Post # 6
If people keep buying you shots, pretend to take them but secretly pour them out over your shoulder. This only works at dive bars, though…they’ll notice and kick you out if you’re doing it at a high-end lounge or club. Anddd of course try to avoid hitting someone with a face full of tequila.
Post # 7
I’m betting you want something a little more revolutionary than “drink less” so I’m out.
Although there was this one night a few years back, a friend and I had a drinking contest and over the night we had 11 shots of vodka. Neither of us was sick or had a hangover. And at about two shots in I split a bagel with him. I attributed it to the bagel. We still talk about the magic bagel. It was chocolate chip from Einstein’s, if you want to try it.
Post # 8
Drink lots of water, eat a lot, and just be honest with your friends that you don’t want to get wasted.
Post # 9
Get one of your attendees on your side and have her bring you drinks occassionally that are just water or just seltzer.
Post # 10
Order a beer in a bottle. Carry bottle with you even once empty. put shot in mouth, and ‘chase’ it with a sip of beer, but really spit it back into the beer bottle. the beer will be full of all the shots you didn’t take 🙂
appoint one of your more trustworthy friends to be in charge of snacks & water. It’s hard to remember how much you’ve eaten/water once you started drinking, so having a friend help works. Aim to eat something every hour and drink water with your snacks. You can also just order everything with a water. Chug the water, then drink your booze.
Post # 11
1 glass of water per drink/shot. Pace yourself and stop drinking if you are feeling out of control/tippsy
Post # 12
Just because you’ve been on the other side, plying drink after drink to other brides doesn’t mean you have to partake. You have a choice just as much as she did. Frankly I’d say “last time I had 2 drinks I puked. I will not do more than that”. I might also suggest (not insist) that the bachelorette be a different style. You don’t have to go clubbing/bar hopping to have a party. You don’t have to drink anything someone puts in front of you. Just have a spine – don’t be rude about it, but don’t do something you don’t want to do either.
Post # 13
make everyone happy? omg just reading that makes me want to throw up? it’s your bachelorette so if you dont want to drink or if you only want to drink x amount then please do that. You are clearly and adult if you are getting married soon so speak up for yourself. only drink as much as you want and if anyone has a problem with it tell them to stfu!
I’ve been to parties where people tried to guilt or pressure me into drinking more. I have no respect for bullies like this!
And to answer the question: Drink water and eat fatty foods/carbs > the obvious. But also maybe helpful for you: you can always add a lot of ice cubes to your drinks to delute it. Or depending on the drink you may even add some water.
Another trick is if you take a shot, to drink a sip of something else after (ideally a bottle) and spit out the shot. (from coyote ugly 😉 )
Post # 14
I gotta say, I’d much rather my friend be honest with me than be spitting out the drinks I’m paying for. Don’t lie and let your friends waste their money.
Post # 15
I was worried about this on my bachelorette, too. Surprisingly, because I was so nervous about it and I was so excited that I was chatting with everyone and singing and dancing, I didn’t get too drink either night. Definitely drink lots of water and say “no” when you don’t want something. And yeah, no shots.