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Dealing With Unwanted Or Uninvited Wedding Guests

Dealing With Unwanted Or Uninvited Wedding GuestsEvery bride wants her wedding day to be perfect, with her closest friends and family members as witnesses to the beginning of her new life as the wife of her beloved. Sometimes, however, our loved ones’ partners are not so beloved! We’d rather not have them attend the wedding and reception, fearing that their presence or behavior may ruin an otherwise beautiful occasion.

The truth is that no matter where we go in life there will be difficult people to deal with. We can’t choose our loved ones’ partners for them, and accepting them into our life gracefully is a sign of maturity. Showing proper etiquette on your wedding day will raise your esteem in the eyes of your family and friends, but you shouldn’t have to deal with their bad manners in return. Here are some tips on handling unwanted or uninvited guests:

How to Deal With Friends or Family Members Who Over-Indulge in Alcohol
You may love your Aunt Ethel dearly, but Uncle Fred just can’t seem to control his drinking habits. You don’t want him doing the hokey-pokey on your wedding cake or offending other guests. Ask an usher, or a member of your family who has some influence over Uncle Fred, to keep and eye on him and remove him from the room if he becomes too belligerent. For a larger reception where alcohol is served, you may even want to hire bouncers who can discreetly handle those wedding guests who have over-indulged.

Unless you feel no celebration is complete without intoxicating liquors, as unfortunately many people do, you may choose to have an alcohol-free reception. This may upset some of your guests, but remain firm in your convictions. One would hope they could remain sober for a few hours out of respect for your wishes. It’s your special day, after all.

If all else fails, make sure someone keeps the video camera on Uncle Fred so you may have a shot at winning the big prize on America’s Funniest Home Videos.

How to Respond When an Invited Guest Asks to Bring a Date
Weddings are celebrations, not dating opportunities. Don’t let Cousin Brittney to guilt-trip you into allowing her boyfriend-of-the-week to accompany her. Get yourself off the hook by explaining that the catering has already been ordered and you just can’t fit in another guest.

Some brides may find themselves unable to turn down such requests for fear of offending the inquiring guest. The invited guest is the one exhibiting rude behavior, not the bride for denying the request. You may want to ask one of your bridesmaids or another person involved in the wedding planning to take care of the RSVP’s and handle any such rude requests for extra invitations!

Consider the circumstances of the request. If a close friend or relative has become engaged since the wedding invitations were sent out, it would be courteous of you to welcome the newly intended partner to your wedding and reception. Since you can expect a small percentage of your invited guests not to attend, even though they may have sent their RSVP accepting your wedding invitation, it’s likely that you will have an extra seat available to accommodate the extra guest.

What to Do When You Don’t Like the Live-In Partner of a Wedding Guest
In today’s society, couples who live together as man and wife without the benefit of marriage are socially accepted as a couple. It would be discourteous to invite your friend or relative but to exclude the live-in partner. However you feel about the live-in partner, he or she is still your friend’s or family member’s chosen one. Include his or her name on the invitation, but don’t allow this person’s presence to ruin your day. While it’s courteous for the bride and groom to welcome each guest at the reception, you won’t have much time to spend with each guest. Speak to the person briefly and then excuse yourself to speak to other guests.

How to Have a Wedding without Children as Guests
Some couples are happy to have their youngest family members and their friends’ children as wedding guests, while others prefer to celebrate in a more adult atmosphere. Couples who don’t wish to have children attend the wedding and reception should state this clearly on the invitation. While this may delight some guests, it may upset others. Stand your ground, and tell any angry parents who refuse to come that you will miss their presence on your special day. Send your invitations far enough in advance of your wedding date so that parents have time to arrange for a sitter if they wish to attend.

Dealing With Wedding Guests Who Show Up Uninvited
Cousin Brittany may just have enough gall to bring her current boyfriend along anyway, even though her request was turned down. Older relatives may bring adult children, even though their names weren’t included on the invitation Accept the presence of these uninvited guests with charm and grace, instead of lowering yourself to their level of boorishness by turning them away.

The reception is a different matter, however! Those who are socially ignorant enough to crash your wedding may feel their uninvited presence at your wedding ceremony gives them the right to attend the reception, also. You have every right to turn these people away from your wedding reception, as well as anyone else who is not on the guest list. Have security personnel at the door (ask your ushers if they would perform this service, or hire professional security guards if you think this is going to be a major problem) who will only allow invited wedding guests into the reception room.

Don’t Turn Into Bridezilla!
As brides, we want our day to be perfect, but few weddings are! Relax and enjoy the day, and ignore any rude behavior displayed by your wedding guests. We are only responsible for our own attitudes and behavior. Be a gracious, courteous, and charming bride, and send your guests home with wonderful memories of your beautiful wedding ceremony.

Popular Japanese Fashion Designers Set A Trend With Online Clothing

Japanese Fashion DesignersJapanese fashion is classy and chic and people all over the world are wearing these garments that are designed by top fashion designers of Asia. The Japanese starting adopting western style of dressing in the nineteenth century and shortly after this trend was popularly referred to as Street Fashion. Businessmen use the opportunity of the distribution systems to run a lucrative business with Asian fashion products.

This may be due to the fact that celebrities are wearing trendy clothes that have caught the attention of people in the Western world who try to consciously wear fashionable clothes and ape the glam rock styles Most of the Asian fashion online stores have photos of celebrities wearing sliver spikes and black pants and boots in trendy designs. Youngsters are fascinated and try to buy name brands online from these stores that sell them at low and affordable prices.

Japanese fashion clothing has been in vogue for a long time and are imitations of various styles from different cultures in Asia. This has gained in popularity ever since Western countries have become involved with the pop culture in Japan. The clothing industry has escalated as cheap Asian fashion clothing is easily available at online and can be delivered to any part of the world. It is possible to have a look at various Japanese as well as Korean fashions online as they set the trend in fashionable wear. The fashion industry includes clothing from women’s wear, men’s sport wear and children’s wear that range from high-end to low-quality to help every class of buyers. Fashion trends range from stylish, funky and sophisticated to whimsical.

If you are interested in purchasing wholesale fashion garments, the best place to look is on the internet. Compare the styles and fashion clothing on different websites and narrow down the list when you locate the best clothing store that offers the lowest prices and discount offers. Check out the various portals that offer clothing items in wide selections and take advantage of volume pricing. It is possible to get wholesale clothing with free delivery if you purchase over the stipulated minimum amount. Some stores may offer one item free with every purchase. Take advantage of all these offers and ensure that you fill your wardrobe with quality clothing that is trendy and suits your personality.

Wholesalers are able to get clothing from manufacturers at low costs in Asian countries as the cost of labor and materials is low. Since there are hardly any overheads, they are able to offer these low prices to retailers online. They continue to earn their profits as they trade and supply varied merchandise online.

Asian designers will continue to influence fashion wear as the internet makes shopping easier in today’s world. The world has become a smaller place and business can be conducted today easily anywhere in the world. Asian fashion online stores offer styles for youngsters, office-goers, elite socialists and kids with a wide selection. People can find items without stretching their budget and look good with the latest types of fashion wear that is worn by fashionistas.