Some wedding guests are straight from hell, in every sense of the word. Don’t be surprised that most of the people attending your wedding don’t know how to behave in decorum. Here is a rundown of the most common blunders to watch out from guests as your big day approaches and what you can do about it.
Failure to RSVP
Yes, while this is a no-brainer, it is the biggest wedding mistake guests commit. Irrespective of how persuasive your cards are, some guests won’t reply. Most take it for granted that you already know that they’ll be in attendance. Others simply ignore the RSVP section and hope to reply when they’re already at the wedding. Many don’t realize how important it is to get a headcount before the event. And others are just ignorant, inconsiderate or forgetful.
If your invitees don’t RSVP, call them up. Let them know that they need to confirm their attendance to help you make accurate plans on things such as food, sitting arrangement and more.
No responsible invitee should do this. Yet wedding guests will RSVP “Yes” and end up not showing up at your wedding. You see, when a guest says that he/she will attend your wedding, it means that you will have to incur costs to host him/her whether he/she comes or not. Also, it will create an awkward gap in the sitting arrangement. At the very least, an invitee who won’t make it should call you in advance and apologize profusely. That way, you will have some explanation to those in attendance as to why the expected guest is missing.
On your part, you should inform your wedding coordinator about no-shows ASAP to reduce wastage and unnecessary costs.
Drinking One Too Many
Weddings should be all about fun and merry-making, right? Well, to some guests take it is an open invitation to drink free booze all night long. Sure, you want your guests to enjoy themselves but some take it too far.
One the best ways to prevent your guests from over drinking is to hire a wedding singer cum emcee. He/she will call out anyone who seems to be a little bit drunk and that way your coordinator can find a cab for them. The only thing you need to do is to find a reputable and experienced singer who will keep the crowd entertained while ensuring that everyone behaves accordingly. Be sure to go to website of the singer to sample testimonials before hiring him/her.
The Bottom Line
The last thing that you want at your wedding is a guest who’s trying to be the star of the show. The spotlight ought to be shining on you and the bride. Get rid of such guests before they turn your wedding into a disaster. If possible, your coordinator should tell those in attendance not to broadcast your wedding on social media in a polite tone. Also, you should ensure that everyone in your wedding entourage keeps time, including the singer!