{Wed} iquette :: {GUESTZILLAS}

{photo via Flickr::special thanx}

those annoyingly difficult, unabashedly embarassing,
'...there-not-my-peeps', who invited their a** anyway!?,
guests that is dreaded by everyone within eye shoot.
The Guest that has had one too many __________ {fill in the blank with any mind altering substance}.
And has begin to embarass not only himself, but has begun to be offensive/offending to all of the other
Guests {who know their limit} who fall prey to his antics.
SOLUTION #1:: Try as hard as we might, ignoring the problem, {all together now...} is not going
to make it go away. It is the responsibility of the date or family member {pre-
ferrably a family member not part of the Wedding Party} to quietly and discreet-
ly escort the offender out of the festivites.
The Guest as disc jockey. You know, the guest who lingers just a little too long near the disc jockey/band; in order to micro-manage the playlist.
SOLUTION #2:: Usually this Guestzilla has good intentions - they just want to keep the party pumping. For the sanity of the musicians - that you have shelled out a pretty penny for - {out of ear shoot of other Guests}, tactfully inform this harmless Guestzilla that the reception has been planned to the minute, and that includes the musical selections.
The UNINVITED GUESTZILLA !!! {need I say more...}
SOLUTION #3:: This Guestzilla happens to the best planned and orchestrated Wedding Events. Handling this sticky situation almost always makes for an uncomfortable Bride and Groom. Your point person {read planner} should handle this Guestzilla fax paus. So here's the delimna:: Should this Guestzilla be accommodated? Usually, your caterer will prepare a few extra meals, and if it's not much of an issue for you {the Couple} -set another gorgeous place setting and welcome your Guestzilla with opened arms. If; however, this is something that you {the Couple} determine to be thoughtless and uncivilized... have your 'go-to' person handle this. Your 'go-to' person should tactlyfully informed this Guestzilla that, her arrival was not expected {because after all, we did not receive your RSVP} and the Couple would have loved to have her blessings, but they were not expecting your presence. If time permits, allowing the Guestzilla to speak briefly with the Bride and deliver her personal well wishes should be enough to quell any ill-feelings and savage an otherwise good relationship.
These are just a few GUESTZILLA moments... share your Guestzilla stories in the comment section. I am itching to here some of the "Oh no she didn't" stories that Guestzillas are famous for providing :)

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