Imagine this, you have your wedding guest list out, you have double checked every name but you still spot some uninvited guests at your wedding. This can be frustrating to anyone and especially those who have fixed budgets. If you are worried this might happen to your wedding, below are a few things you can do to ensure you properly deal with wedding crushers during your special day.
Communicate With the Invited
The first thing you will need to do is make sure you communicate the right information with the invited guests. Make sure you inform the invited guests if they can bring children or if they can come to the wedding with someone. If you allow plus-ones, make sure you indicate how many of them you are willing to accommodate at the wedding.
When sending out invites or any other communication, make sure you are consistent across the board and among the invited guests. Do not allow some guests to get away with things such as inviting plus-ones while preventing others from doing so. This always turns out badly as those who are not allowed to come with plus-ones will most likely bring extra guests you hadn’t planned for.
Be On the Lookout
Once you are happy with the communication, you will need to be on the lookout during your special day to ensure uninvited guests do not get in. You can have this accomplished by hiring a trusted friend or family member. Make sure you instruct this friend how he/she should handle those guests who bring plus-ones.
Handle it calmly
When handling wedding crashers, be calm, polite but assertive. You do not have to be all aggressive throwing people out of the venue. Be respectful as you do not want to cause any scenes that may interrupt the wedding. Avoiding unpleasant confrontations allows you to have fun during your special day while keeping away uninvited guests.
Have extra food and drinks
Just to be safe, you may want to tell your caterer to be ready with extra food and drinks. You may have observed all the appropriate steps and still find that you have more guests than expected. Having extra food from the start is perfect as you do not have to incur any extra charges when you have a few wedding crashers.