Q: I’m worried that my family will just bring relatives who weren’t invited– what do I do?
A: First of all, unless your family is on the run from the law, take a deep breath and relax. Even if a few people did crash the wedding, the world (or event) wouldn’t come crashing to a halt.
- If you’re super concerned, station a few strong ushers in the back to escort uninvited guests out. Don’t even let them get in the door.
- If it’s only a few, hotels and other venues are prepared to add settings last minute. Depending on your contracts, there may be additional charges, but it won’t make you or break you.
- As etiquette goes, be cordial to whoever shows up. Hostility takes energy and that’s only going to affect you negatively on what’s supposed to be a very happy day. Again, employ those usher/buffers to keep them away from you and don’t let a few rude people ruin your wonderful day.
Be well, and love well!