WEDDINGS are usually an expensive affair, especially if you have to travel a long way to attend or splash out on a new outfit.
But several Mumsnet users have confessed their crafty way of saving a few pennies – by smuggling booze into the reception.
Writing on the Am I Being Unreasonable thread, one asked the community: “Smuggling alcohol into a wedding reception? Would you? Have you?! Did you get caught?!”
Many users slammed the suggestion, with one dubbing it “disgraceful behaviour” – but others happily admitted to having done it themselves.
Another wrote: “If you do, make sure you take your empties with you as I’ve read stories where the bride and groom were charged the equivalent price in ‘lost sales’ when the venue found the empty bottles under the tables.”
And one simply asked: “Why would you??”
But some accepting Mumsnetters offered up their best tips to sneak in wine and spirits.
One argued that it was a good idea because “once you’ve spent hundreds on the hen party, the hotel, the gift etc., £8 a glass of wine is the last thing you feel like paying!”
Another Mumsnet user commented: “I saw a handbag on Facebook the other day specially made for the purpose of sneaking alcohol.
“It had a hidden pouch to hold the wine and a little flap you lift to reveal a tap!”
One disgruntled commenter confirmed that they had never snuck in their own booze, but wished they had.
They said: “I don’t even drink much, but f*** me, a boring wedding and a pricey bar is adding insult isn’t it.
“No one checks your bag at a wedding but you could only take a swig in the loo, I guess.”
Another person confirmed that they and some mates had created a “car bar” for themselves at a friend’s wedding.
They said: “Basically a couple of bottles of spirits in the boot of someone’s car. We bought soft drinks at the venue and topped up from the car bar.
“Felt no shame, drink prices were extortionate and at the time I was skint so it made sense to keep the cost down but still go to a dear friend’s wedding.”[“Source-thesun”]