Alcohol at your wedding - 5 unspoken rules

Drinking is all part of the fun for most guests at a wedding. Let’s face it, it’s a time for celebration, and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy the good food, refreshing drinks and hours of dancing!

However, the problem comes in when that “öne person” at the wedding reception drinks too much and causes a scene, taking attention away from the newly married couple.

Here are our unspoken rules when it comes to drinking at a wedding:

Don't get sloshed before the party's begun. 

This also (or especially) applies to the bridal party. It’s alright to have a few drinks to calm your nerves, but you just need to make sure that you can compose yourself properly throughout the wedding ceremony. You don’t want to trip on your way into the church or start laughing at an inappropriate time during the ceremony.


Don't get 'too drunk'

There’re a few people who are allowed to drink as much as they want at the wedding reception: the bride, the groom and the parents of the bride and groom. At the end of the day, it’s their party, so they can do whatever they want to. Focus on having fun at the wedding without getting extremely hammered.


Eating is cheating

First things first, don’t drink alcohol on an empty stomach. When you drink alcohol on an empty stomach, the alcohol goes straight into your bloodstream, increasing your loss of control. The alcohol is distributed through your entire body through your bloodstream. Once too much alcohol hits your brain, you immediately lose control over your behavior and bodily functions - this can cause you to become an embarrassing guest at the wedding!


Shaken, or stirred. Not both. 

It’s all fun and games drinking shot after shot and mixing up drinks until you end up getting sick! Rather enjoy drinking wine, beers or ciders (try not mix drinks too much) like a civilized guest. At the end of the day, you know how much alcohol your body can handle, so drink responsibly.


It's not all about the booze

If you’re feeling a little too buzzed at the wedding reception, keep away from the alcohol for a while. Go dance or take photos with friends - do something that does not involve drinking.


Do you think it’s okay to get drunk at a wedding? Let us know in the comments.


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