11 Nov 2014
Six Types of Guest to Expect at Your Wedding
Each wedding is different but it
appears that there are a few different types of wedding guest that just seem to
be at every wedding. Take a look at our typical types of wedding guests and see
if you can spot any that look familiar…
The Overbearing Aunties
We’ve all got them but the
overbearing auntie is in her element when it comes to a wedding. She will be there
to offer her opinion (whether you want it or not!) during all the planning and
any opinions you chose to ignore will be highlighted during the wedding to
anyone who will listen!
How to deal with the overbearing
Try and remember that the overbearing
auntie just wants to be involved because she cares, listen to what she has to
say but then ultimately make the decisions that are right for you and your
The ‘It should be me’ Cousin
If you have cousins or friends that
are a few years older than you that are still waiting to be married then you
may find they get a little envious of you and your spectacular wedding!
How to deal with the ‘It should be
So long as any jealousy is kept to
a minimum you will probably barely notice any problems. Your envious cousin may
not be the most enthusiastic person to speak to as you plan your wedding but
you are sure to have plenty of other friends and relatives who will be really
happy and excited.
The Paparazzi Guest
Whether it’s his smart phone or his new digital camera,
paparazzi guest will be everywhere you look. Not only will he take endless
photos of you and your guests, he will also be intent of taking ‘artsy’ shots
of your cake, décor and more.
How to deal with paparazzi guest
Paparazzi guest can be a blessing in disguise and mean you
get lots more photos of your special day. However, if they start standing
behind the photographer or getting in the way of professional photos then you
may need to say something!
You will have no idea where the dancing guest gets his
energy from as he will be dancing all night long – pulling in any one that
walks past and encouraging others to join in.
How to deal with the dancer
The dancer can be a great guest to get the party started!
Just make sure they aren’t too over enthusiastic with their moves and don’t end
up hurting anyone!
The Serial Facebooker/Tweeter/Instgrammer
This guest will spend more time taking selfies and ‘checking
in’ to your wedding than actually talking to you. If you wanted to keep your
wedding away from social media then this guest can cause a problem.
How to deal with the serial social guest
A polite note on your wedding stationery about keeping your
wedding private could work or failing that ask a mutual friend to advise the
guest in a subtle way.
Have you encountered any of these guests? We’d love to hear!