You've chosen your venue, your wonderful vendors (eh hem! Thank you; you're too kind), and finalized the perfect invitations. So, who will the lucky crowd be to say "heck yes, we'll be there!" on the RSVP card? Every wedding is bound to have a few notorious guests among the crowd; it is part of what makes the day so fun and interesting!
1. The guest who came to have a good time
Of course you chose to have an open bar for a reason, and for this guest, the reason is them! There are just certain people who take "free booze" to the maximum capacity. Good thing you warned them with this.
2. The professional bridesmaid
You love her because she's always there for you, but her knowledge and experience with weddings doesn't hurt either. While she may feel she is "always a bridesmaid, never a bride" you're secretly hoping an introduction you facilitate will prove that to not be the case!
3. That guy
You know who we're taking about. He shows up in a 3-piece tailored suit, unattached, and swoons the bridesmaids when he compliments their lilac/watermelon/sherbet/charcoal gown. He's harmless and you're glad he's there, but even grandma can't help but ogle.
4. That girl
"Oh, you mean your expertly planned reception is NOT the club? My bad..." is what you imagine her saying. Just consider strategically placing your volleyball-playing bridesmaid when it comes time to toss the bouquet.
5. The Emotional One
No shortage of tears, applause, laughter, and tight hugs for this guest! We love them all the more for it. They're crying before they even take their seat at the ceremony and are the first one to raise a glass and give a big cheer.
6. The critic
Whether it's a bride in the process of planning her own wedding, a newlywed who can't get over (read: won't stop talking about) her recent big day, or the coworker/cousin's date/ middle school friend who is still bummed she wasn't chosen as a bridesmaid, you can't stop them but you can tune them out! Pay them no mind. This day is all for you.
7. The cake bandit
If you've ever seen Steel Magnolias, you know that some wedding guests just have better dreams with a slice of cake under their pillow (thanks, Truvee). No wedding would be complete without that guest on a sugar high (just make sure they don't come in between you and your topper for your first anniversary tradition!)
8. The wanna-be photographer
Yes, you hired a photographer you know and love but it won't stop this guy or gal from practicing their skills. If you want to avoid this altogether, consider going unplugged.
9. The rowdy kids
What do you get when you mix a forced quiet time sitting at a reception, a big beautiful cake, a dance floor, and a body that isn't yet big enough to ride a roller coaster? ...kids at a wedding.
10. The UFO (unidentified family object)
Whether it's your great uncle twice removed, or a cousin from Montana you've never met, there's always that one guest that you're not sure whether to hug out of obligation or shake their hand and introduce yourself.
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