Tuesday, October 20, 2009

To booze or not to booze

For many months I have been reading blogs and forums from Canada and the Unites States. One thing that really stood out for me was that in the States there seems to be a lot more 'open bars' at weddings. Here in Qu├ębec, the french speaking background anyways, see that as the surefire way to make everyone drunk and forget they are at a wedding.

I have personally never seen an open bar in the french society. There is only wine at supper and if you want something else afterwards well you can purcahse it yourself at the bar.

I have been to one english wedding and there was an open bar. First I was like 'WOAH! There's an open bar! I can drink all I want!' Then I went to stand in line for about 10 minutes since everyone else had the same idea as I had.Then I thought "Well, this just feels like when I was hanging out at someones apartment in college getting sloshed". I got myself a total of two drinks and I think I just had one too many. It's not because I drank too much. It's because I wasted a wonderful wedding evening standing in line to get a drink! I noticed a lot of guests were just ordering drinks after drinks and just chatting a bit. I totally did not want this for my wedding.

So Mr. Ferret and I went for the "closed bar" option. Most of our family only drinks wine and most of our friends had their hard alcohol phase back in college. However, there is always that little party animal that you never knew was part of your friend/family and then all hell breaks loose.

What would you have done in my position?