How to Crash a Wedding

How to Crash a Wedding. If you have a free Saturday, we have a way
for you to score free food, free cocktails, free dancing—and maybe even a hook-up. You will need A fancy outfit A wedding card
Alertness and the desire to party. Step 1. Find an upcoming wedding by studying the wedding
announcements in the paper or—if you’re in the mood for a Catholic wedding—the wedding
bans posted at local churches. Step 2. Search for the couples online. Plug their names into popular wedding portals
like and, which host couples’ websites. If you can find a few wedding websites, you’ll
have the time and location of several receptions. You’ll even know the dress code, so you’ll
blend right in. Force yourself to read the gag-inducing “how
we met” section, so you’ll be able to conduct convincing conversations with true
invitees. Step 3. Prepare for the festivities exactly as you
would if you were attending the wedding as an invited guest—put on an appropriate outfit,
have your hair done, get a manicure, etc. Consider bringing a date—so you can tear
up the party together. Step 4. Buy a wedding card so you can carry around
an envelope marked with a generic “For the Happy Couple!” Guests aren’t likely to question a person
holding what appears to be a cash gift. Step 5. If you couldn’t find a specific wedding—or
the one you did find looks lame—cruise the usual wedding venues, like fancy hotels and
those big catering halls that host multiple parties at once. Crash the largest reception. Saturday evening is the best time for wedding
crashing. Start on the early side, so you arrive during
cocktails. Step 6. Whenever someone starts talking to you, beat
them to the punch with, “So do you know the bride or the groom?”—then claim the
opposite connection. Saying that you’re a friend from work is
a safe bet, since friends and family rarely meet each other’s office buds. Step 7. Disappear for the dinner service, if it’s
a seated meal. Hang out at the bar or get some air. Be careful at the bar—don’t get drunk
and decide to wander back in and give a toast. It’s a sure way to get booted out. Step 8. When the dancing starts, hit the floor. Be sure to get in on group dances, like the
hora and the electric slide. Step 9. Throw off suspicion by saving some dances
for elderly guests and unattractive people—in other words, people you wouldn’t normally
dance with if there weren’t some familial obligation. Steer clear of couples. Nothing will blow your cover faster than arousing
the anger of a jealous mate. Step 10. If you’re a girl, why not try to catch the
bouquet? You might get lucky. Guys, decide if you want to take a shot at
grabbing the garter. Step 11. Stay on alert for guests who grow suspicious
of your presence. At the first sign of confrontation, make a
beeline for the exit. Step 12. Above all, make sure you have a good time. Heck, you’re at a party! Did you know One survey found that only 4%
of engaged couples fear wedding crashers.


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