Hello Weddingful fans, I hope you are having a great week so far! Vancouver (where our headquarters is located) is finally seeing some sunshine so I am trying my best to enjoy it as much as I can. Speaking of sunshine if any of you Vancouver brides had your wedding the past few days you were very lucky (I also hope you had some fans or shade for the guests, it got veryyy hot here the past couple of days).
Now to get back to the real topic of today’s post. There has been a topic going around for the past few days that really got my attention. I feel like it is something we rarely think about and this ex-wedding planner really got my wheels spinning. The topic is drinking at the wedding, is there such a thing as too much champagne or wine at your own wedding? My personal answer? Yes, there is always a limit especially at an important event.
To be honest I am very surprised this topic is not brought up as much as it should be and I have to admit I have not thought about it one bit. I guess I always assumed there is this caution you will take since it is your wedding day. One of the most important days of your life, however, for some brides this is not the case. Maybe it’s the nerves, the jitters, even the happiness that gets them to let loose and lose a little control. Whatever it is there are plenty of other ways to control, calm down or express your feelings. No reason to grab that 5th glass of wine the waiter just put on the table.
There are also plenty of other reasons that you could be feeling a little light headed after only your 2nd glass of champagne. During the day all the excitement can take your mind off of the important things like getting some food in your tummy before the ceremony and keeping hydrated. There have been moments when I have seen brides too jittery to even put a piece of bread into their mouth let alone eat a whole meal – and that is not good for your energy levels for later into the night.
The less food and fluids you have in you, the more of a chance you will have to get easily drunk at your reception and/or cocktail hour. Even if you know your limit and it’s usually higher than the number of drinks you’ve already had, it could be a very high possibility that those drinks will hit you faster than a speeding train just because you forgot to have a snack.
The three tips I would have for all our brides especially the ones that like to have an extra glass or two of their favorite drink is:
Make sure to have a snack and/or a whole meal
Know your limit
They are simple tips yet very important and I am glad that I had a chance to talk about it a little in our posts.