Here’s How to Avoid the 6 Most Common Wedding Guest Complaints

In last year’s Fall/Winter issue of Philadelphia Wedding, we asked you (and our friends, family and coworkers) to share with us the biggest party fouls you’ve witnessed as a wedding guest. And you responded with some nightmarish tales: a wedding with no dinner, a sobbing officiant, one bartender for a 130-person party. It’s safe to say those weddings will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

Obviously you want your Big Day to be an enjoyable experience for your nearest and dearest, and that means steering clear of the common snafus that cause wedding guests to complain. Lackluster food—or worse, lack of food—is a huge one to consider (hungry guests = unhappy guests), plus intolerable music and never-ending speeches.

And, of course, we shouldn’t have to tell you that cash bars are an absolute no-no—even though the article suggests letting guests pay for cocktails only, every planner we know will agree that it’s never okay to have guests pay for drinks at your wedding.

RELATED: Brides & Grooms: Read These Nightmare Tales from Wedding Guests So You Don’t Make the Same Mistakes These Couples Did

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