Only 20% or so of the couples getting married each year are brave enough to have the ceremony and reception outdoors. Far too many couples worry about the weather spoiling their plans. Weather is easy to deal with. Any good wedding venue should have a plan B in place. I know at our place we have a plan B, C and D even though we have never used plan C or D.
The biggest party spoiler that I have seen is Alcohol. Alcohol when used in moderation is fine just like everything. I have seen alcohol turn a dream wedding and reception into a nightmare. I have seen it change great memories of a wonderful party that was perfect into the party we wish we never had.
Although I have never seen or had a physical fight at any of our weddings we have all heard stories and seen videos of them. Nothing will ruin a party faster than a fight. I watched four friends subdue a guest for three hours one time. It was a disaster for the five dates who had come to have a good time and celebrate.
Alcohol normally adds some fun to a party but when it’s over done it can zap all of the fun out of your celebration.
Here is my advice if have a friend or family member that you know drinks too much and spoils things (because of past actions) don’t invite them. I don’t care who they are in relationship to you. Not inviting them may cause you some problems in the future but you can be sure they won’t spoil your special day.
There is nothing worst than a friend saying years later ”Oh I remember your wedding. It was your wedding that ( _______ fill in the blank) vomited all over the DJ and the dance floor.”
I can tell several horror stories like these. Stories where great wedding events were destroyed because of the stupidity of one guest and too much alcohol. Again my advice is don’t invite “that guy, those guys, that couple.” In 98% of the cases I have been involved in if there is going to be trouble it’s the guys that gets out of hand. But I have seen some girls get way out of control too.
Oh sure Jim, it is easy for you to say don’t invite them they’re not your friends or family. You’re right. So look for a blog from me in the future ”How to explain why you were not invited to my wedding.”