Weddings are supposed to be about loving ceremonies and a romantic receptions. It’s a celebration of one of the most important time of our lives, but a wedding can turn hairline fractures into full-blown family break up, and no bride wants to perform triage in a long white gown between the first dance and the cake cutting. Most conflicts that arise within the wedding process occur between family or occasionally some altercation between guest. So what do you do when things go wrong and guest, friends or family starts fighting? Here are a few ways to deal with wedding crashers without ruining your wedding experience.

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1. Seating

The goal is to reduce the amount of tension behind the scenes, so that both you and your fiance’s family, wedding party, and guests have a pleasant time. Family fights, of course, can get dirty, with name-calling, cursing, and storming out of the room, so pay close attention to your seating chart, ensuring that problematic guests or family are places far from each other (and perhaps close to the exit, so they can be escorted out if needed).

2. Venue Security

Before the wedding begins, ask the venue who you should contact if any security issues come up. That way, if there’s a problem with a guest or if you have a wedding crasher, you have a point of contact for someone who can come and take care of the situation for you so that you don’t have to get directly involved.

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3. Assign security details to someone you know that can handle the situation.

If the venue or location of your wedding doesn’t offer security ask someone else to handle the situation. Let them know there’s a person at your reception causing trouble or a scene and that you’d like them to speak to that person and ask them to promptly leave. Pass the duties off to someone you trust so that this doesn’t get in the way of you enjoying your time at the wedding.

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Final thoughts

Your wedding is just one day of your life. It’s the day you’ve been dreaming about for as long as you can remember. It’s a time of celebrating a new bond between you and your new life long partner. So planning before hand can reduce the chance of some unwanted occurence to arise, that could potentially ruin your day.