How To Handle the Unpleasant Drunk Wedding Guest

It’s inevitable. We all have that crazy uncle or college friend that looks at your wedding day as an opportunity to enjoy themselves with a few cocktails. When I say a few, I mean a few too many. It happens. There are some great ways you can either avoid it all together or take measures from it becoming a problem. I have shared a few below from my experience at hundreds of weddings.

  • Don’t invite them. I know this seems harsh, but if you know that someone is a liability avoid it all together. Don’t invite someone that will stress you out and may ruin your day because they can’t control themselves. 
  • Have a buddy system for them. Suck one of your other friends or relatives into being on “guard” duty or as I like to call it, “babysitting duty”. Sit them at the same table as the “babysitter” and ask them to help you out with monitoring their alcohol intake. It’s your day, lean on others for help.
  • Limit the open bar time. Free booze makes it easier for people to get drunk. If they have to pay for drinks they may not be so quick to get drunk. This is a long shot, but I’ve seen it work for others. 
  • Let the bartender do their job. This is a no brainer. Let the bartenders know up front about your expectations. Bartenders are trained at this and can normally handle the situation.
  • Rely on the staff of your venue. If someone is getting out of line or is out of control due to intoxication allow the venue staff to assist with the situation. They too are well equipped to handle unruly guests. 
  • Switch up the music. If they are wilding out on the dance floor ask the DJ to switch things up. Take the music down to a different calmer level. Maybe even do a dance circle just for the bridal party to clear the dance floor, which would clear them out as well. 
  • Security! Yes, security. We see this more and more with larger weddings. If you think that having one or two security staff members on hand is required do it! 

Your wedding day is going to be fun and enjoyable for your friends and family. You want everyone to have a good time and partake in spirits. Be prepared before the wedding day for any uncomfortable situations that may come up. 

Wedding DJ FAQs for Skuba Entertainment

Below are some frequently asked questions. If you do not see your question answered please feel free to call or contact us directly so we can assist.

Details

Are you available on my wedding day?
All you need to do is contact us and we can see if your date and time is available.

How long have you been in doing this and have you been in business?
15+ years

How many weddings have you done while in business?
We do over 40 weddings a year

How many weddings in any given weekend do you do?
We average about 2 weddings a weekend.

Will my event be the only event you do on my wedding day?
Yes

Will I meet with the the person that will be doing my event?
Yes, we believe meeting before your wedding and planning together is what will make for a successful day. Being comfortable with our team is important for both parties.

Are you familiar with my venue and have you done events/weddings there before?
We have done weddings and events at many venues. We have a list of some of the venues we do many weddings at HERE. If you don’t see your venue, ask us. This is just a small list we like to share.

What sets you apart from your competition?
Exceptional customer service where we strive to provide the highest quality emcee and dj.

What other services can you provide for our wedding/event?
We also do up lighting, Photo Booth and monogram projection/multi media presentations.

The Music

Right off the bat I want you to know that we do not like to give you anything in advance. We like to make our couples think about the music. We have a wonderful online planner that will assist you in picking the best music for your day. You will receive a login for our online tool to make this very easy for us to work together and coordinate.

If we are not good at picking the music can you help?
Yes we can assist. From our years of experience we know what will work and what may not.

What does your music library look like?
Our library is LIMITLESS.

Are we guaranteed to have the dj(s)/emcees of our choice at our event?
As long as they are available on your date.

Does the DJ take any breaks?
No

What if the person that is to do our wedding/event is sick or cannot perform on our date?
We always have contingency plans setup. We have never had an issue with fulfilling our requirements and living up to our commitments.

Do you act as the “emcee” and make all of the announcements?
Yes, this is what we are really good at!

How would you define your “style” when making announcements?
Informative, engaging, polished but not over bearing or abrasive.

What if there is no one dancing?
We stimulate the crowd and if you do things right they are stimulated from the beginning. It starts from the beginning of the night, your engaging people right away.

Do you take requests from our guests?
If you would like us to, YES! If you don’t want us to and don’t want any hiccups in your vision and the music selection, No.

What if there are songs we do not want played?
We have a DO NOT PLAY list that you will be able to add any songs to and they will not be played.

The Day Of Logistics:

Will there be microphones?
Yes we have wireless microphones for use.

Is there any special requirements for your equipment that we need to inform the venue about?
No

What’s your backup plan for equipment?
We have backup equipment so there are no concerns about that.

What kind of space will you need for your setup?
We always contact the venue and work out the logistics. We will see that we are positioned where it is best suited for your event.

Do you set up a sign or banner with your equipment?
Absolutely Not!

How much time will you need to setup/breakdown your equipment and do any sound checks on the day of the event?
2 hours

What time will you arrive?
2 hours before the start of your event.

Will we meet again before the wedding?
Yes, 2 to 3 meetings are included in the package. Face to face, Skype, FaceTime etc.

When do we need to submit our music requests and event details?
1 month before

What will you wear to our wedding?
All black

Do you require a meal?
No

What is your policy on alcohol or smoking during the wedding?
No drinking or smoking by any of our djs/employees

Costs and Payment:

What is included in the cost of my event?
Dj, Equipment, basic lighting, Emcee, wireless mics, You can have wireless uplighting for additional cost.

How much would you charge for overtime?
$200 hour

Are there any hidden fees I should know about, like travel?
No

Will l I receive a written contract?
Yes

How much of a deposit do you require and when is it due?
40% is due at time of booking but Skuba Entertainment provides options with a payment plan. Inquire.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?
Nonrefundable

How far in advance do I need to book you?
We like to book you as soon as possible so we have your date scheduled before someone else gets it. A year to year and half is standard, but call we may be available.

What information do you need from me before the wedding day?
There is an online portal that we will require you to fill out that will give us all the information we need.

Are you insured?
Yes

Contact us today via email or phone (800) 261-1802 to discuss your wedding/event specifics.