Everyone gets drunk at weddings right? Even the bride and groom? Quite often – yes. But is getting drunk at your own wedding a good idea? Under the Vintage Veil explores the pros and cons of having a tipple on your big day!
♥ I’m not a big drinker – but having a little glass of your favourite drink can take the edge off your wedding nerves – even if it’s just a small amount.
♥ Champagne on your wedding day does add a real sense of occasion.
♥ You’ll know you partied hard, let your hair down.
♥ After months of wedding planning you probably deserve a drink.
♥ A word to the wise – you can’t legally get married drunk.
♥ You want to be able to remember your big day – it goes by in enough of a blur without adding alcohol to the mix.
♥ If you’re an angry, weepy or flirty drunk, don’t do it – you don’t want to embarrass yourself!
♥ Nobody likes a bride with puke down her dress.
♥ Remember it’s your wedding night. You don’t want to be too drunk to… y’know…
Fill up on food before you drink (my mum’s delicious quiches above) Image © 2012 Satureyes
Some tips for drinking at your wedding – safely
Of course it’s natural to want to knock back a few at your own wedding reception – you deserve it! But make sure you have a strategy in place to make sure you don’t ruin the night for yourself:
♥ Don’t drink before the ceremony – unless you want it to be legally void. You can’t enter into any contract (let alone one of such importance) unless you’re of sound mind.
♥ Pace yourself – make sure you have plenty of water in between drinks and try to make one drink last a while. Don’t try to keep up with your friends – they’re not the ones in a wedding dress.
♥ Remember that on your big day you’re likely to be much more nervous than usual – which means you probably won’t have eaten that much. Force some bread / carbs down you before you drink too much and make sure you line your stomach.
♥ Wait until all the important bits are over – your first dance, the speeches, and the cutting of the cake, before you start drinking in earnest.
Are you planning to drink at your wedding reception? Do you have a strategy in place to make sure things don’t get too messy? Leave us some comment love!