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

posted 11 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!

    Yes! You want to have a clear head during the wedding!

    No - as long as you don't get drunk lol

    Not worth it, wait until afterwards!

  • Post # 62
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am in love with this post πŸ™‚

    I would let yourself have some champagne when getting ready and then it is technically not right before!

    As far as “dabbling” I would say wait until the reception!  Clear headed is the way to be down the isle (is that the right spelling ??) but then do it up!

    By The Way I may have to go “dabble a bit” and return to see where this post has gone πŸ˜‰

    thanks for the honesty!!

     

    Post # 65
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @luckyprincess: Killing the buzz of a bee! lol

    This post is too funny!

    Post # 66
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    Buzzing bee

    I don’t know that I would say it is taboo. But there are many officiants who will not perform the ceremony if either party is remotely intoxicated. Reason being is that it is a legal contract and all parties must be fully coherent at the time for it to be valid.

    Post # 67
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    A drink–or multiple–prior to the ceremony is a tradition in my family–so I don’t see anything wrong with it as long as your Fiance is on board. Thanks for reminding me, too, that I have to let the bridal party know that they can’t “dabble” at any time during the festivities, ‘less they want to be thrown in cuffs by one of their fellow groomsmen lol.

    Post # 68
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @njm1313: I am so happy you started this too! It’s been something that I’ve been dying to talk about but I didn’t know how it would be received. It feels awesome to not be judged! We’re personally taking a break for a few weeks but I just mentioned to Fiance today how I would have loved to “dabble” after the crappy illness filled week we had. Oh well, I’ll live vicariously through you guys! 

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    @luckyprincess: Too funny!

    I probably should clarify, I dont plan on “dabbling” before the ceremony either but we’ll probably sneak off before the reception. I wish our photographer was cool and would take a pic of it like 

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    arenyth said but I dont think he would go for that. He seems very… proper. Oh well, we’ll have the best man take it and we’ll keep that for our own personal collection. 

     

    Post # 69
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I guess it depends… for me, I had a Catholic mass…and yeah, you’re not supposed to be having alcohol before mass…so I didn’t.

    hehe

    Post # 70
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    There is nothing wrong with having a drink before the wedding.  However, if my fiance didn’t want me to then I would not. 

    Post # 71
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    Honey bee

    I planned to – but I never had time!  I think it’s fine, as long as your Fiance doesn’t mind it on your breath for your kiss.  If he’s ok with you having a drink, I don’t see why not (as long as you aren’t sloshed making you vows).

    Post # 72
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @UpstateCait: Yea our photographer specifically shoots Offbeat weddings so I’m really hoping that theyre cool with it, if not then oh well! Its not a dealbreaker for me, we’re having an afterparty anyway so I’m sure there will plenty to go around πŸ˜€

    Post # 73
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @njm1313: First and foremost thanks for starting this thread becausea its probably the BEST one Ive seen in a long long time!! So much honesty and I love it! I also never knew the bee was full of dabblers…definitely thought I was alone on that one too!! I always wondered but never knew how to ask lol!

    As far as the wedding – we had a few glasses of champagne before the ceremony but the adrenaline makes it so you dont really feel it.

    Onto dabbling – DHs uncle gave us a joint for after our reception. We took a boat from our reception to our hotel and as soon as we were about 20 ft from the dock where all our guests were waving sparklers we lit that baby up! Then we took our honeymoon in Jamaica…there was a reason for that! πŸ™‚

    Post # 74
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @arenyth: Jealous! I wish we could find an offbeat photographer but we jumped at the opportunity we had with ours. Photojournalism for $900? YES PLEASE!

    @PitBullLover: Yay! Another one. I really wonder how many more of us there are. I was thinking about starting a thread specifically for “dabbling” but I didn’t know how it would be received. Atleast its sort of hidden in this thread about drinking before the wedding. I dont want to make anyone uncomfortable with its illegalness and all…

    Post # 75
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @UpstateCait: Im sure there are a good amount! Ive actually always wondered if any of the BEES could be dabblers – we will never know though Im sure! I also dont know how a thread of that nature would be received. Im sure some people would be uncomfortable but Im also sure that there are probably plenty of bees that are totally cool with it (even if they dont partake themselves) I had a few friends at my wedding who dabbled on the balcony during the reception!

    Post # 76
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @PitBulLover: Hmm, maybe I’ll start one later after a few glasses of wine, lol. 

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