Bottoms Up! A primer on enjoying a cocktail or two at your wedding without making a – um – bottom of yourself.

You’ve come back down the aisle, made your grand entrance and nailed the first dance.  Your beautiful reception is underway, time to relax and enjoy the celebration! Find that cocktail waiter, right?! Wrong.

Stay within your limits and enjoy your guests and your memories!

It’s key to realize that even though the year’s worth of stress has lifted, and you’re finally able to enjoy this big party you’ve so painstakingly planned, that downing three of the signature cocktails in the first half hour is a really bad idea.  Your celebrating is in the spotlight – you are the star attraction and everyone will be looking at you, talking to you (and about you) all night long.  Do you want to be remembered for the rest of your days as the girl who was sloshed at her wedding?  Keep the booze to a level you can control.  You may not have eaten much that day – so anything you drink will go straight to your head.  Last but not least,  put your glass down when your photographs are being taken.  Nothing makes you look like you drank your way through the big night than having a glass of champagne in your hand on every page of the wedding album.  Your banquet captain will be happy to put a bottle of the best stuff in your hotel suite, or your getaway car.  And you know it’s much more fun to drink champagne with your man than with Aunt Edna.  Cheers!