5 types of people you meet at a wedding

From the creepy old uncle to the desperate woman, there are certain characters you'll find at every wedding.


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The creepy old uncle:

He may not be your biological uncle but he insists that’s what you call him.

He’s the first to arrive and the last to leave and spends the entire wedding making crude jokes while trying to find reasons to touch you.

The stressed-out wedding planner:

Ok, so not all budgets cater for a professional wedding planner, but there’s always someone that takes over the reins to make sure the wedding goes off without a hitch.

This person is often the mother of the bride or the maid of honour and her day is not spent enjoying the celebration of love happening all around her, but watching the clock, checking the flowers, shouting at the caterers, reprimanding the drunken guests and consoling the emotional bride.

The wedding planner, whether she’s being paid or not, has a full-on job; she can only let her hair down and join in the party long after the bride and groom have disappeared into the sunset.

The underage drunk:

They can finally put away their fake ID’s and waltz up to that open bar with confidence.

Their parents are too busy reuniting with old friends to notice what their pesky teens are getting up to, which gives these kids plenty of time to make the most of that bar tab.

Luckily for the rest of the wedding guests, ‘pace yourself’ is not a phrase they’re too familiar with and they’re usually fast asleep by the time dinner is served.

The desperate woman:

There’s always one, the woman who’s pinning all her hopes onto catching the bouquet. She’s planned her tactics and is standing in a kind of rugby-style squat 10 minutes before the crowd even begins to gather.

She’ll push and punch her way to those flowers even if it’s the last thing she does. 

The disappointed aunt:

If you’re not married, she is your ‘wedding-worst-nightmare’.

She makes it her goal to remind you just how single and childless you are with enough pitiful looks to send any confident woman home feeling like a cold and lonely spinster.

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