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4 Awkward Wedding Situations (And How to Deal With them)

Even if you’ve planned your wedding meticulously several months ahead of time, you just never know what could happen on the day itself.

Awkward situations happen during weddings all the time, which is why you should know what to do and how to deal with them before things get out of hand. Here are a few to get you started:

1. The No-Show Photographer/Planner
Two photographers should be there, so that one can still take pictures if the other isn’t there. If you’re not sure that both of them will be there, have a good friend who knows their way around a DSLR on standby. In a worst-case scenario, a smartphone with a good camera will have to do.

If your wedding planner doesn’t show up, improvise with your best man/maid of honor to make sure that the itinerary goes according to schedule.

2. The Bad Blood in the Family
There may have been some bad blood between your spouse’s parents (i.e. separated or divorced), and that needs a lot of careful planning beforehand.

It might be a good idea to assign them seats far from each other during the ceremony and the reception. Talk to your partner beforehand to get an idea on their current situation, and be sure to talk to your spouse’s parents to make them feel welcome. The same could go if your parents are the ones who have bad blood.

3. The Really Spirited Guests
Or at least, have had some spirits. Sure, a drink or two can make things a little more festive, but there will always be that one guest who likes to have a little too much fun. What do you do with guests like these?

Quite a few, actually – you can limit the selection and quantity of alcohol during the reception to make sure no one gets buzzed. Be sure to tell the guests beforehand about what you want, or more specifically, don’t want to happen during your wedding.

4. The Guests Who Invite Themselves
Dealing with guests who RSVP even though they haven’t been invited can be a little tricky, especially if they’ve been friends of yours for some time. Start by being gentle, but firm in telling them that the venue is fully booked and that you can’t handle last-minute invites due to budget constraints.

Before you do anything, it’s important that you take a few deep breaths and keep a level head. You won’t be able to solve anything when you’re panicking. Be sure to weigh your options carefully with your partner, and keep in mind that communication is key.

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