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A drunk Bride?

Tammy, on April 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Posted in Etiquette and Advice 31

I'm watching 4 Weddings and one of the brides walk down the aisle drunk. When she said her vows she was incoherent and acting stupid. However, I have a question. Is it ok for the bride to get drunk at her ceremony? With all the alcohol being served, should she refrain from getting intoxicated? ...

I'm watching 4 Weddings and one of the brides walk down the aisle drunk. When she said her vows she was incoherent and acting stupid.

However, I have a question. Is it ok for the bride to get drunk at her ceremony? With all the alcohol being served, should she refrain from getting intoxicated?


31 Comments

  • Anonymous
    Devoted August 2012
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    Yeah, being sloppy drunk at your own wedding is just tacky. A drink or two to calm your nerves is fine though, if you could handle it

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  • Stephanie
    Devoted March 2013
    Stephanie ·
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    You know, I never even thought of having a drink before the ceremony to calm my nerves. That's not a bad idea- What bad influences you all are! Haha. I told FH I'm okay with a couple of drinks at the reception, but no way either of us will be getting drunk. I want to remember the whole day for as long as I can!

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  • Celia Milton
    September 2020
    Celia Milton ·
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    Many officiants won't marry a couple if one of them is obviously intoxicated. I can't imagine a couple being good hosts (which, essentially, they are) if they're drunk. All that work and all that money .....too much at take to mess it up or forget it entirely .....

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  • Amanda
    Master July 2012
    Amanda ·
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    I don't think its a good idea. Why wouldn't you want to clearly remember your wedding ceremony? A drink is okay but to get drunk is unacceptable in my opinion. Plus, I think most ministers would have a problem letting you enter into marriage under the influence. I know ours does.

    To be quite honest, I don't want to get drunk period. Not even at the reception. I want to remember every moment of the day. Sure, I want to have a few drinks but I don't do too well with alcohol. I would end up getting sick all over my dress. To each their own though!

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  • krystle d
    VIP September 2012
    krystle d ·
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    Lol i wish i could've seen that episode. I will be having at least one mimosa while I get ready. But I do not plan on drinking until the reception and hopefully me and FH wont get too crazy. My MOH will be keeping an eye on us lol.

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  • Spike
    VIP July 2012
    Spike ·
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    I'm completely against it. My dad did a wedding a long time ago, and before the wedding, the groom and groomsmen was getting wasted. The groom was no where to be found, and eventually came around and they all was DRUNK and forgot everything they had to do

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  • Sabrina
    Master November 2014
    Sabrina ·
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    Lol how horrible! Now, the reception... my aunt got Sh**faced at her reception... but, they are the people that drink all the time, so i knew she was drunk, but i didnt know, till later, that she barly remembers the reception, lol. You don't want that, you spend lots of time and money on this ONE day, at least remember it

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  • Andrea  Ank.
    VIP April 2012
    Andrea Ank. ·
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    I personally think that being sloppy drunk at your own wedding is ridiculous! I cant imagine that you would remember what even happened.

    As it was I was 100% sober and still dont remember everything.

    But I wanted to make sure that my guests had a great time and the last thing on my mind was drinking.

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  • Sarah
    Expert September 2012
    Sarah ·
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    If I'm nervous before walk down the aisle I'll take a half of Zanex, just enough to calm me down but nothing that makes me incoherent. During the reception and dinner I'll have a few but dont think its appropriate to look S$#!tfaced and plus i want to remember everything. However, at the after-party beginning at 12am I'll drink whatever the heck i want.

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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride ·
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    I may not be the one to ask, since I had no inclination to be even a little tipsy by the end of my reception, much less before my ceremony. But while I can understand a drink to lower anxiety before the ceremony, turning up there already drunk just seems like a sign of trouble to me.

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  • Amy
    Super July 2012
    Amy ·
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    I definitely plan on having a couple drinks, but Ill save it for later in the evening when most of the family has left and its just our close friends. My FH on the other hand.... hoping he doesn't have too many, because he will!

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