How To Handle Unruly Wedding Guests

Although your wedding will be one of the biggest days of your life, not all wedding guests see it this way. For some attendees, a wedding is the place to share the love of watching couples exchange their vows and wedding rings. On the other hand, many wedding invites unfortunately end up in the hands of very drunk uncles. Other times, there are simply real life wedding crashers ordering drink after drink at your open bar. However, just because someone has had too many drinks doesn’t mean your wedding reception is ruined. By following these handy tips for how to handle unruly wedding guests, you’ll be sure to enjoy every moment of your wedding day.

Uninvited Guests

Creating the guest list for a wedding is never an easy thing to do. In fact, it often results in some of the more complicated fights of any relationship. Seeing as simply deciding who to invite to your wedding is challenging, there will definitely be people you are unable to invite. Whether these are long lost friends, second cousins, or former coworkers, some uninvited wedding guests still find their way to the reception. Regardless of how it happens, there’s no reason to let unruly wedding guests rack up your bar tab even higher.

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Don’t let overserved guests ruin your reception

If you’ve hired a wedding planner, they should have the uninvited guest removed without causing a scene. Another option would be to alert the bartender that the guest is no longer welcome. Typically, if a guest is cut off during an open bar, they will find their own way out. A third option, though, is to have the groomsmen from the bridal party act as bouncers. If this is the route you choose, though, be certain to have the most level headed groomsmen handle the talking.

For Those Who Had One Too Many

Wedding receptions are always a good time, but these good times can often lead into somebody having one too many. Whether your uncle chugged too many or your cousin Jenny spilled red wine everywhere, handling drunk, unruly wedding guests is not much fun. Again, a savvy wedding planner should be able to handle this without you taking any action. The First move is to talk to the date of the guest and see if they can head home with the over served. However, some times the guest are out of control because they came alone. The best case of action here is call a cab or Uber driver to pick up your guest and take them home. If neither of these actions work out, let the groomsmen bouncers handle the problem.

No matter what, though, you should focus on having a good time yourself. Let the people you’ve hired and asked to participate in your wedding do the heavy lifting. It is YOUR wedding day, after all!

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