Tips for Responsible Drinking

As we enter our most popular wedding season, it’s a perfect time to reflect on responsible drinking habits while celebrating!

Important Reminders:

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Know your limits. Even if you are generally familiar with how much you believe you can safely drink, check out the non-profit (@go_faar) and take a look at their “virtual bar” that allows you to enter some personal stats and determine your probable BAC (blood alcohol level). They have a downloadable app so you can conveniently keep track.

Be safe getting home. If you DO plan to indulge, arrange for a safe ride home beforehand. Appoint a designated driver, make sure your Uber and Lyft apps are up to date, or better yet, look into @YourCarOurDriver, who will send a bonded and insured chauffeur to come to your home and drive your car for you so you can discreetly get to and from your celebration without having to worry about leaving your car anywhere!

Other Helpful Tips:

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Photo credit: @aliciaminkphoto

  • Eat before and WHILE you are drinking. Keeping your stomach full while consuming alcohol will probably NOT change your BAC overall, but it may help slow the absorption of alcohol into your circulatory system.

  • Have a glass of water before your first drink. You may be dehydrated because you just watched an hour-long ceremony, spent an hour in traffic to reach your drinking destination, or maybe you’ve been stuck in conversation since you arrived. If you grab your first cocktail before water, it will go down a lot faster because you’re thirsty. Consider continuing to have something non-alcoholic and hydrating between each boozy beverage.

  • When ordering a cocktail at the bar, watch the bartender make your drink so you know how much alcohol you will be consuming by the time you’ve finished your drink. If you feel your drink was poured a little heavier than you’re comfortable with, don’t be afraid to ask for a new one!

Dena Hayes-Mucha