(Closed) Taboo? Having a drink before walking down the isle?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Is it a bad idea to have a drink before walking down the isle?
    No! Celebration is what the day is about! : (64 votes)
    28 %
    Yes! You want to have a clear head during the wedding! : (17 votes)
    7 %
    No - as long as you don't get drunk lol : (136 votes)
    59 %
    Not worth it, wait until afterwards! : (12 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    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
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    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
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    1057 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    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
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 12
    2410 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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 # 14
    1537 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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 Darling Husband 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!

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