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Top 10 Wedding Guest Complaints

Your wedding day is a special day for you and your fiancé, a day when you share your love and commitment with the people close to you. We, at Andrei Weddings, believe that the wedding day must be a day to be enjoyed also by the guests attending the wedding. They have to be thanked for their support and the happy couple have to ensure they do everything in their power so that they have a fabulous time. In this blog post we’re going to reveal the most common complaints we heard from the guests and how to deal with them accordingly.

1. An inconvenient date

You really have to think it over before asking your guests to cancel their Christmas plans or watching or attending some other important event (like a major sports tournament final). Hosting during a holiday may interfere with traditions your guests wouldn’t want to miss, and in a case of a sporting event, you may encounter the following scenario : they will be MIA during important moments of your wedding reception, because they’re sneaking off to find out a score, or even worse watch it on a nearby TV.

How to deal: If you consider having your wedding at a time coinciding holidays or other events, check in with your closest loved ones to see if they have plans, or they would be open to attending. There are cases, when there’s no way around this issue, so you’d just have to shrug off the complainers. Keep in mind that if the guests know about the date for months in advance they will be more inclined to consider attending, so the sooner you send out that save-the-date, the better.

2. Invitation confusion

You can easily get frustrated when a guest thinks they’re receiving a plus-one you had no intention of inviting. Even if you address the wedding invitations using proper etiquette, this can still happen.

How to deal: Don’t dodge the question-it will only make things more awkward. We’d recommend addressing the miscommunication kindly. You can avoid confusion, just by writing the names of the guests you want to invite on the response card and having them check off a “will attend” or “will not attend” box.

3. Seating snafus