We’ve seen it happen far too often…the Bride or Groom don’t make it to the end of the night. Then somebody is left with helping said drunk person hold onto their dignity for a few more hours. Right after they got married…
So how did we get here?
It all starts with one little innocent drink, then two, then three…then what in the world happened to me…
Let’s set the scene for the Groom & Groomsmen. 99% of the time somebody brings a fifth of liquor…or two…or three. In their room is most likely a pool table or card games, which as history has shown, provide ample opportunity for drinking. It only takes one person to open the bottle and offer shots for things to go downhill.
Here’s how you avoid ALL that! Hire a professional bartending service and allow them to serve you…after the ceremony. Maybe even pay them extra to set up early so the Groom and his men can have one signature cocktail prior to him tying the knot. Also, inform your Groomsmen that you’re paying a bartending service so there’s no need for them to bring anything.
What does the Bride & Bridesmaid’s situation look like? Most likely Mimosas or Margaritas with some fruit/cheese!!! It’s one of the biggest trends these days to have pics of the Bride with her ladies in their comfy clothes prior to getting dressed, popping the bubbly to start the celebration. The pics are awesome! But what’s not, is the headache from the champagne, since most Bride’s don’t drink enough water on their wedding day.
How do you get the pics without the headache? Substitute the alcohol for sparkling grape juice or sparkling apple cider. The bottles are nearly identical and the beverage is actually somewhat healthy. Then allow the professional bartenders to serve you appropriately throughout the night.
The secret really isn’t a secret, it’s just following a few principals to ensure that you’re standing on your own at the end of your wedding reception, without the help from you Bridal Party!