How to Keep a Wild Groomsman in Line (Without Looking Like a Bridezilla)

Etiquette, Grooms

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Your wedding is a huge celebration, so of course people may want to celebrate with a few drinks. But if your fiancé's groomsmen are notorious for being party animals, you may be concerned that they're going to have too much fun on your big night. Here, our etiquette expert breaks down how you can make sure your guy's best buds don't get too rowdy at your reception without looking like a bridezilla.

First thing's first: Talk to your fiancé. He knows those guys better than you, so he probably won't be surprised (or offended) that you're worried about their behavior. Let him know — without being degrading or rude — that you're all there to have a good time, but you want it contained. Communication is always key in a relationship and wedding planning is no exception.

If you're still worried about the situation, let the bartender know that he or she has permission to cut off anyone they feel has had enough to drink. The bartender can also offer a glass of water after every two or three drinks, or he or she can start handing out water-downed drinks to the guests who have had one too many.

Other than that, don't sweat it too much! Your fiancé's groomsmen (and all the other guests) are not there to give you a troubling day filled with stress. No matter what you think of your soon-to-be hubby's friend, we're sure he knows there's a difference between Sunday night football and his best friend's wedding.

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