In all the years I have been in this business, I have seen some things you probably won’t believe. Alcohol does crazy things to people. There was the bridesmaid passed out on the ground, woke up, threw up, grabbed a linen napkin, wiped her mouth and struggled to the bar for another drink. There were the grown men that throw bottles of bubbles at the bride and groom. Yep, you read that right, threw the bottles not blew the bubbles. Then there was the guy and girl that decided it was funny to throw crayons at each other and grind them into the floor under their feet. Not so funny when the bride and groom have to have the floor refinished for the venue.
There was the wedding were eight glasses were broken on the dance floor. Yes, one or two can be an accident but eight is not accident. Again, that is an expense the bride and groom had to cover. Oh and let’s not forget the drunken guests who thought it was funny to write obscene messages on the expensive overlays. Believe me that wasn’t a cheap joke.So why am I telling you all this? Because all of this could have been avoided if the bride and groom were a little more careful about whom they invited. I find it hard to believe that the afore mentioned people had never acted like this at a party. Sure they are loads of fun in someone’s backyard but do you really want this kind of stuff going on at your wedding reception? But he’s my best friend you say or she’s my cousin. Well then assign someone you can trust to keep an eye on them throughout the event and remove them if they get out of control.
Let’s keep the wedding reception fun and happy. Leave the drunken frat party at the frat house.