Post # 32
I “crashed” a couple wedding Masses because our church schedules them at the same time they schedule confession… and I needed to go. Bad. There was actually a small line of people, it wasn’t just me.
Of course as Aspasia said it’s not considered crashing to go to the nuptial Mass, you’re not allowed to have private exclusive Masses of any type. Anybody can always come and worship with you.
It was definitely awkward, though… I was dressed in a skirt but NOT wedding clothes… and the bride and groom passed right by the confessional on their way out the door. I tried to make it better by smiling big at the bride. She looked at me like WTF.
Post # 33
I posted this same story on another thread awhile back, but we totally had crashers. This older couple (30s-40s) who must have snuck in the side entrance (I was just arriving, so people were trickling in) and then, once I spotted them and got the “Who the F are those people?” look on my face, which they saw, scooted right back out that same entrance, drinks in hand. I was mildly annoyed but we had no shortage of drinks, so it’s all good. But their furtiveness makes me think they might have been well-practiced at crashing–maybe that’s their hobby! Haha.
Post # 34
If I didn’t know them I would think it was hsyterical!
If I knew them and had purposely NOT invited them…not so much. I’d show their asses to the door.
Post # 35
We had crashers – 2 of them. Psuedo crashers. DH’s charming childhood chum (whom I’m vented about before on the Boards) randomly met 2 people at the Lodge and invited them to “a party.” They stayed for a bit while DH and I were out doing about 15 minutes of photos. They didn’t realize it was a wedding, and she was horrified when we walked in. She walked right up to DH and apologized, grabbed her husband and left. I was way more pissed off at the childhood chum then at them.
Post # 36
I have no idea how anyone would crash our 80 person, lodge-located-off-the-beaten path wedding, but I’d be impressed if they did. And I would tell them to leave since I’d have no idea where to put them.
I accidentally crashed the wedding of my sister’s college friends when I was 14. My sister had RSVP’d for herself and then we all decided I would go too….and I don’t think she’d told them. When I realized they didn’t have a place setting for me I was mortified and at first refused to eat or drink anything since I hadn’t been invited.
Post # 37
Honestly, if they were friends and family who had said “no” then came, no big deal.
If they were people who we didn’t want there at all…. yeaaaaah, they’d be given the boot…
One good thing about wanting to have everyone we know reserve the cabins… it keeps the “riffraff” from showing up 😉 Also keeps the owners very happy with us and will probably let us get away with anything but murder… 😉 lol
Post # 38
@MissHelen: We had a 60 person wedding in a Lodge in a small town in Alaska. And lo, 2 crashers. 🙂
Post # 39
I’d be so damn paranoid that I don’t think I could ever pull it off easily!
Post # 40
I attended a wedding a couple years ago at a big hotel resort. There was an Indian wedding taking place next door and we snuck over to watch a little bit of it because it was so different and interesting! Just stood in a corner and didn’t eat or drink anything though.
Post # 41
I would be absolutely livid if someone crashed our wedding. We have very carefully selected our guestlist, and if you aren’t on it you are definately not welcome at our black tie event!
Post # 42
If someone even managed to find the isolated ranch in the middle of nowhere thats 2 hours from anything where I’m getting married….well frankly sir, you’ve earned a cold one.
Post # 43
@ddw: I have crashed a wedding before. There were three weddings going on at this hotel my boss had his wedding. All three were large weddings (200+) so we snuck into the first wedding and had a blast! Then we snuck to the second wedding and actually got pulled into a dance by the brides family. (They were Greek) and then we went back our wedding and enjoyed the rest of the night.
This is the risk you run when you have a venue that hosts multiple weddings in one night.
Post # 44
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I would be horrified if someone crashed our wedding. It’s a 35 person guest list of our closest family and friends. We rented the entire Inn to assure our complete privacy. To have it crashed by a stranger would be an enormous insult.
And I’ve never crashed a wedding. The thought would not even occur to me to go to an event without an invitation.
Post # 45
Weddings are expensive! If someone uninvited took a seat and ate a 40 dollar plate of food….I would be livid!