(Closed) lush brides… let's talk about receptions and booze please?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I like to drink but managed to not get schwasted at the reception. I didn’t do any shots and stuck to drinks that are a little…shall we say, girlier? I was drinking amaretto sours and drinks like that. Normally, I prefer Jack and Ginger or something with a little more kick. I was also really nervous or excited all day, which kills my appetite, but I forced myself to eat most of my dinner and cake, as well as snacking throughout the day. An empty stomach would’ve definitely gotten me drunk.

I have a pretty high tolerance despite my small size, so that was enough to keep me safely in “buzzed” territory. Darling Husband was a different story…the men in his family all wanted to buy him a shot at the hotel bar as a rite of passage. So let’s just say…he remembers most of the reception, but the end is a little fuzzy. 

Everyone left by the end was either drunk or buzzed, though, so no one embarrassed themselves in front of more sober family members who had already gone to bed. And then there was the impromptu afterparty…

Post # 33
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy

I was moh at my friends wedding, and i SWEAR i only had two glasses of wine. I was pretty tossed during my speech though.. Because I had not eaten anything all day.

that is my advice: eat!!!

plus I bet you will be so drunk on emotions that it won’t be a huge deal. I would assign a friend to periodically force a glass of water on you though.

Post # 34
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think this is a valid concern for those of us who (responsibly) enjoy celebrating with some beverages.  After months of planning, I’m kicking back at our party. 

Luckily for me, my Fiance has always been great about making sure I have water in my hand with each beverage.  This allows me to stay hydrated and get a little tipsy, but never wasted.

Plus, aside from other bees pointing out how busy it will be, I know I will eat (I HAVE to eat), and I fully intend to dance the night away, which also typically means I don’t get wasted.   


Post # 35
3424 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This topic never crossed my mind, but I’m glad it was brought up. FH is not a Huge drinker when he does drink its usually champagne or beer.  I on the other hand enjoy wine and champagne maybe a little too much;) I like the spacer idea, one drink of alcohol and one drink of water And remember to eat. sounds like a decent plan. I foresee a lot of bathroom breaks during the night though:) 

Post # 36
4690 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I’m worried about drinking enough to have to pee, which is a major inconvenience in my dress!

Post # 37
1010 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@rawrrrrr:  Honestly, just stick to a glass of champagne or 2, and drink non-alcoholic drinks for the rest of the night. I’m pretty sure no one is going to be offended if you decline drinking booze. Just tell ’em that you’d hate to risk passing out on the wedding night fun. *wink*

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