Becoming A Wedding Crasher – 3 Tips For Potential Wedding Crashers

Read this special wedding planning feature on handling being a wedding crasher without any of the dangers of getting whacked in the eyes for doing so! Chum up with the bride and groom but also end up getting your money’s worth especially if you’ve bothered to stop by and buy a present!

It’s okay to head for the banquet straight-away if you’ve dispensed with social niceties and smiling at probable relatives of the wedded couple, but do so in a gracious manner to avoid drawing attention to yourself! Besides, if you conduct yourself with refinement, there’s no way people will catch on to the reality of your having crashed their party, especially if you are dressed-well and act decently. For every party – even the home-parties that friends have, tend to get their share of a party-crasher or two and nobody thinks any the worse of tagging along with a friend to some other person’s party even though this is actually a discourtesy done to the host and not to be encouraged at all! But, few people understand that and sometimes, the party-crashers end up being the toast of the ball so the host is quite glad there was someone fun to turn up the thrill quotient of their dead-beat party, anyway!

If you fancy yourself as the typical Life-Of-The-Party Guy or Gal, then being a wedding crasher is the vocation for you! Well, we’re just kidding about the vocation part, but seriously, it can be great fun and an adventure too, to be a wedding party crasher at least once – double the fun if you’re with a friend, so tag along one if you can – lesser chance of hosts suspecting a couple as compared to an individual they don’t recognize besides it gives you a certain respectability as well if you walk in with a distinguished partner on your arm!

If you see wedding celebrations on and make yourself at home, feeding your faces and joining in the activities planned for special invited guests, you can’t help but feel you’ve done it all by yourself and successfully crashed the wedding of your choice. But, there’s more to the concept of wedding crashing than simply managing to get in – it?s also about staying in and blending with the crowds and not being found out or horror of horrors, thrown out!

Here we present some fun tips to crash the wedding of your choice – and stay in too; take a look if you are a potential wedding crasher for this is a crash course in crashing parties like this!

1. Most wedding crashers are people that missed out on an invite and want to join in the celebrations for the fun of it; many do not intend spoiling the party for anybody and take it as an occasion to indulge in some merry-making at someone else’s cost, thinking what difference will it make to the host if one extra person turns up to nibble a few eats. Actually, it doesn’t if you act gracefully.

2. Try and befriend a guest or family member, claiming acquaintance to feel welcome and prevent being caught out.

3. Get off a sticky situation by pretending to be part of the planning crew e.g. catering or coordinating agency staff. Show up late, have your fill of fun, food and frolic and exit quietly so you are inconspicuous

Wedding Rehearsal Dinners – Five Great Themes

Wedding Rehearsal Dinners are wonderful intimate events. A Mexican Fiesta, A Hawaiin Luau, A Low Country Boil, A Clam Bake and a Spanish Tapas Party are five great rehearsal dinner themes that will add pizzazz to a special evening that will long be remembered.

Out of all the wedding festivities, it is often the wedding rehearsal dinner that brides, grooms and family members say was the most fun event of the weekend wedding festivities.

“I love wedding rehearsal dinners!” is a sentiment that resonates across a broad, eclectic range of ethnic, cultural and social economic spectrums.

While wedding receptions tend to be very large functions with perhaps several hundred invited guests, rehearsal dinners are smaller and more intimate with only the closest family and friends in attendance. Often times there are guests in attendance at a large wedding reception, that the bride and groom barely know. That seems rather odd! I suppose that is why wedding crashers can go unnoticed!

I’ve never heard of a rehearsal dinner crasher… have you? Rehearsal Dinners are far too intimate.

To create a great rehearsal dinner, think about your combined passions. Use the themes of other rehearsal dinners, soirees, movies or other passions to serve as a springboard to creating a theme that fits your unique situation for this once in a lifetime special night!

1. A Mexican Fiesta

One couple loved hot spicy food and bold vibrant colors. When it came time to think of a theme, the Southwestern Fiesta was a natural.

2. A Hawaiian Luau

Another couple wanted to have a Hawaiian Luau to build on the theme of the honeymoon they would be going on.

3. A Low Country Boil

One grooms family had a tradition of hosting Low Country Boils for special occasions and asked to honor the couple with this special tradition.

4. A Clam Bake

One couple threw an authentic clam bake for their family and friends on a sandy beach.

5. A Spanish Tapas Party

Another couple who had met while studying abroad in Spain requested a Spanish Tapas Party for the theme of their rehearsal dinner.

Whatever you decide to do for your rehearsal dinner, have fun with it! Take out a pad of paper and start jotting notes, sketches and inspirations. I suggested this technique to one couple. After giggles and a couple whispers they said they wanted butcher paper for tablecloths and magic markers on each table because they loved doodling “I love you” to each other at the restaurants and bistros that they have eaten at during their courtship that covered their tables in newsprint or butcher paper.

The sky is really the limit when it comes to selecting a theme for your rehearsal dinner.

© 2006 Kathi Dameron, Kathi Dameron and Associates

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