Then came the second blow. Groom Matthew came into the group and was immediately targeted by the other men for his choice not to drink. He tells the group that he had never felt “tempted” to drink alcohol and would just drink water for the remainder of the night (and experiment). Later, as the men continued to speak on their upcoming nuptials the attention once again turned to Matthew. Speaking again on whether any had planned to consummate their marriage on the wedding night, fellow groom Nic couldn’t help but turn the attention to quiet groom Matthew.
“Have you ever with a woman?” he prodded. “Just because you haven’t had many relationships I just assumed you hadn’t.”
Matthew, clearly uncomfortable, paused before finally admitting, “No, no I haven’t actually.”
Despite the somewhat confrontational start to the conversation, the men reacted positively to Matthew's confession. Showing support and understanding, the men encouraged him to be comfortable with himself.