There are some who have been wedding crashers and have the inside scoop about how to see the tell-tale signs. Here are ten insider tips about how you can determine if one is present or not:
1: Grandmas has a dance partner
Theory of the Crasher: if he dances with the older woman, whose memory is terrible, shell assume hes a friend of the family, and will earn him credibility instantly. This guy shouldnt be trusted.
2: He never has the same story
A Crasher Trick: hell tell the brides side that hes with the groom and hell tell the groom that hes with the bride. Not only is this trick sneaky, it is also effective. If the bride and groom confront him together, however, hes sunk.
3: His personality is too out-going
Crashers always want to be Vince Vaughn so they attempt the bro-hug with the groom, a dance or two with the bride, cutting the cake, and a speech that will raise everyone to their feet. In reality, wedding guests just dont act like that. If someone all of a sudden does, you likely have a crasher.
4: You have a late comer or a rude receiving line pusher
A crasher will either avoid the receiving line completely, or enter the reception after the speeches have already been made because everyone is already on their feet milling around. This is when your guard should be up.
5: Youre getting faked out
There will be some ready-made story about how you and the crasher know someone together, like Jack from high school, and how you all had crazy times together. Then hell grab your shoulder to add to the charm.
6: They never sitting
Hes never sitting down and, if theres assigned seating, hes at the bar or in the bathroom. This person is always on the move.
7: They steer clear of the wedding planner
Your wedding planner knows how to spot a crasher, so they stay far away from them.
8: Hes a distant relative
Hell come up with a strange story like hes a fifth cousin or something like that.
9: Absent from the ceremony
The crasher is at the reception, but not at the ceremony. So, ask him pointed questions about things that did not happen at the ceremony to throw him off. This will catch him in the act.
10: He dances a little too well
Crashers spend all of their weekends at weddings, so they pick up a few dance moves. Theyre going to be a bit too confident on the dance floor.
Now that you have found the crasher, what do you do? More often than not, aside from being a hassle, it should be taken as a compliment. Youve thrown a great party, you have a funny story, and youve created some great memories.