Post # 1
My mother talked to me about opening a bottle of champagne right before we walk down the isle. (we also like to dabble in “other things” … don’t worry, we’re classy lol)
Anyway, I mentioned this to my Fiance and he asked me NOT to have a drink before going down the isle (not to mention, I can’t dabble in those other things either). lol Its a daily routine for me! But, I appreciate what he’s saying.
So, is it taboo to do something like that? Classy? Not a good idea? What do you think bees!!!
Post # 3
I’ve been to a wedding where they served the GUESTS alcohol before the ceremony (champagne punch)…I personally don’t think it’s a big deal to have the champagne, but I think your Fiance objecting to it is more of the problem.
Post # 4
Having a mimosa is on my list for pre-wedding stuff. Dabbling I’m not so sure about. I don’t dabble (well at least I don’t think I do) and I don’t think it’s classy at all and definatley not when you are mentioning your dabbling in a public forum.
Post # 5
I’m not sure about your ‘other things,’ lol, since I’ve only drank, but I know plenty of people have like, one glass of wine or something before they go down the aisle.
Personally, my cheeks turn bright red after one sip of anything with alcohol in it, so that won’t be an option for me, lol.
If your Fiance doesn’t want you to and it’s not a big deal to you, though, I would just skip it.
Post # 6
I’ve never heard of anything bad about having a drink before going down the aisle.
Hubby and I aren’t drinkers so it wasn’t an issue for us, but I wouldn’t want him to have a shot or anything before going down b/c I want him to be sober while saying his vows, not need a drink to do it. Did you ask what his reasons were?
Post # 7
I have every intention of enjoying a bottle (or two) of champagne with my girls while getting ready. I dont know that I will have anything right before walking down the aisle but I certainly dont see anything wrong with that. As for the “dabbling in other things”, if your talking about the same thing I’m thinking, I’m right there with ya!
ETA: As a side note, we’re getting ready like HOURS before our ceremony so the odds of the alcohol still being in my system enough to impact me is pretty slim, though I still dont see a problem with drinking before hand. As long as you can handle your alcohol and wont be a sloppy drunk, I say go for it! Champagne and “dabbling” relaxes me. =)
Post # 8
We’re opening a bottle of wine while getting ready, I can guarantee you that! As long as you don’t get trashed I think it’s acceptable.
Post # 9
I had a mimosa before I walked down the isle! It was more just b/c i wanted to have a mimosa vs. calming any nerves or anything like that.
Post # 10
Psh it’s just champagne. You’re not taking a shot of tequila here. Although, I’ve seen it! I don’t see the big deal in having a toast with your girls….does your Fiance think you’re going to be drunk or something? i mean, you say it’s a “daily routine” for you…
Post # 11
I always see pics of brides doing a champagne toast in their suite before leaving for pics. I don’t think it’s taboo or unclassy. As long as you aren’t downing tequila body shots, I think you’re good 😉
Post # 12
Nothing wrong with a spot of champers before hand. The only time I would think that was weird is if your wedding was early in the morning!
Post # 13
Don’t worry bees … the “dabbling” isn’t anything bad or extreme. lol I know its a public forum and I would never disrespect my fellow bees. 🙂
But, I think @CaitMarae has the right idea!!! lol But, the drink is my main concern. And thank you for the comments and advice, keep me coming!! It will help when I show my Fiance the poll!!! 🙂
Post # 14
I’m pretty sure if I don’t have a drink before walking down the aisle I will be a bundle of nerves! I know Fiance and his groomsmen plan on having a couple too, but we all promised that no one would be drunk before the reception! (Our ceremony is at 4:00pm though and not in a church either).
The girls and I will have some mimosas while getting ready and I’m sure another bottle will be opened before the ceremony…nothing too crazy, but it is a celebration after all!
As far as “dabbling” goes I’m not sure what you mean, but I’m from BC so smoking a joint at a wedding happens a lot. I don’t smoke that stuff though (not since high school parties at least!) and I certainly wouldn’t want to just before walking down the aisle…..I want to remember my vows and hubbie’s face!
Post # 15
We had some champagne while we were getting ready and the guys did as well. I had a buzz for about a half hour and then it went away, lol. I did ask DH not to have scotch (his drink of choice) because I didn’t want him t ohave old man breath during the ceremony. He ended up only being able to have a few sips of champagne because he was so nervous!