Post # 1
Good evening all-
I need some advice. I am getting married this Friday, July 16th. Weather will be gorgeous and everything else going great. My concern is it seems there will be quite a few uninvited guests present. My ceremony and reception will be un a public park so it’s not like I can kick them out. These people are “aquiantances” NOT friends of mine. I feel honestly that they are just coming for the food and drink. I wouldn’t say they are actually happy for my fiance and I which really irritates me. Anyone else experiencing these issues? If so , how can I deal with this cuz I don’t want to turn into a Bridezilla on our special day! Any input most appreciated! Thanks!!
Post # 3
Why are they coming if they aren’t invited? I don’t understand why they would even think that is okay, unless the received an invitation or personal request for their attendance by yourself or fiance.
Contact them and say that they are not invited. You will have no food for them because they are not counted in your headcount for the caterer which you’ve already given. (lie if you haven’t given it yet, lol)
Good luck. I hope that doesn’t happen to me. I am dumbfounded- I didn’t think people would even think it was okay to do that!
Post # 4
Do people think its ok to just show up because its a public park? On the day of your wedding I would designate someone to do a little crowd control. A friend of mine held her wedding at a park on a beautiful spring day which resulted in the general public being everywhere! She asked her cousin to simply “stand guard” and ask that people not bother the ceremony area which everyone seemed to cooperate with. For the reception she had rented a park pavillion so it was easier to keep people away. If your worried that people are going to crash the reception I would speak up now and let them know that its great that they want to see you get married but its too bad that your budget doesn’t allow for them to attend the reception. Hopefully you don’t have a ton of wedding crashers.
Post # 5
@SraDeOlvera: Thank you for responding. I can’t figure out why they feel it’s OK either!! Some are friends of the family and others are family to ome of my guests. Maybe they feel they are “entitled” to be there and because it is a public park. Our reception as well will be in a pavilion. I think I will take that advice and have someone stand guard to make sure there is no drama. As for the uninvited guests, I am going to try my hardest not to agnowledge their presence. I shouldn’t let this get me down. My fiance not even really concerned about it,but it bothers me.