Post # 1
How do yo all plan on handling guest who show up but were not invited? I’ve read people say that they will be so happy and caught up in the moment that they won’t notice, and I highly doubt this will be me. How does this even work as far as catering and tables being set up. Like if ten extra people show up and you let them stay do you have to pay the cater right there for the extra people and ask the venue to bring out another table? we are not really sending out plus ones because if you are not married or in a serious relationship with a person that we have met they should not be there. Our wedding will be for our closest friends and family mot random people they met last week. I hate it when people feel like they need to find a date to attend someone’s wedding. Our RSVP will be done online with specific instructions to include how many people will be coming with you, we have a lot of families that live together. it will also says to inform us if you are bringing someone if you were given the option for a plus one. At mid dad’s wedding a few years ago they had a bunch of uninvited plus ones and twos show up which resulted to people who were actually invited having nowhere to and they eventually just left. I am fully prepared to have these people escorted out. How do you guys plan on handling this situation.
Post # 3
@kshepa20: If you have assigned seating, it will be obvious who has arrived without rsvp’ing.
The problem is that as rude as they are, it is the hosts who end up having to make last minute accomodations. Most of us don’t have the balls to tell someone they have to leave.
Some weddings do have a security guard at the entrance and if your name is not on the list you are not admitted.
Post # 4
People really do this? I would definitely have them escorted out, and make sure you do assigned seating with everyone’s names at their paces. That way, if an uninvited person is sitting at someone’s seat, it is obvious who the seat belongs to.
Post # 5
Have a designated enforcer to ask people to leave.
Are you planning for some uninvited guests?
Post # 6
this did not happen to us, but if it had I might have been glad that the money didn’t go to waste since they could have taken the place of the few no-shows!
Are you afraid of someone specific showing up?
Post # 7
@CurlyCue: well I’m not planning on them but it was my family with all the extra guests at mutt dad’s wedding lol.
@julies1949: We will be having signed seating and it’s required my our venue that we have a city police officer there that they provide so I am going to check and see if this is something he can do. Hopefully it is since he is being paid 50 bucks an hour.
Post # 8
@kshepa20: hmmmm – It’s worth a shot but I don’t think PD double as wedding bouncers.