They might not all be as handsome or charming as Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, but wedding crashers do actually exist! Let's learn more about this brave, if slightly rude, group, shall we?
If you suspect that a crasher is in your midst, either politely ask him to leave or have someone keep a sharp eye on the gift table. Crashers have been known to walk off with more than just a party favor.
Unless you want to draw attention to yourself, it's best to dress similarly to the rest of the guests, so be sure to figure out if the attire is semi-formal, formal or casual.
There's no need to go overboard with paranoid measures like retina scans, but a little extra caution never hurt anybody.
You won't stand out if you don't bring a gift, since so many people ship them ahead of time. Still, some wedding crashers choose to bring a silly, cheap present.
It's always smart to blend in with the crowd and have a backstory prepared when you mingle with other guests. Otherwise, they might grow suspicious of your presence.
Get there too early and you'll stick out like a sore thumb among the legitimate guests. Arrive too late and you'll miss the whole point of crashing!
Simply put, if you show up uninvited to a sit-down dinner, it'll be pretty obvious that you don't belong. All of the seats will be labeled with place cards, after all.
The best way to draw attention to yourself is by cutting a rug with the bride. Likewise, if you want the bride and groom to be none the wiser later on, you should avoid having your picture snapped.
By calling in the troops or throwing a hissy fit, you take the attention off your nuptials and place it squarely on the crasher. As long as he's not hurting anything, simply ask him to leave and continue with your magical evening.
Some people really don't care if an extra person or two enjoys the fete, while others want the attendees to be only their nearest and dearest.
It's rare, but sometimes a fabulous reception in a public venue is just too tempting to resist, so people become impromptu crashers.
Princess Beatrice's bizarre chapeau nearly upstaged the stunning bride and her royal groom. Perhaps security should have been checking for crimes against fashion, rather than run-of-the-mill crashers?
The crashees declined the invitation, but Landray and her groom reserved place settings for them at their reception, nonetheless.
How far did paparazzi go to get a pic of the non-royal wedding of the year? They scaled the fence of a neighboring estate, only to be tracked down and hauled off to the slammer.
The history of wedding crashing may be lost to the ages, but it's safe to assume that people have always been willing to go to extraordinary measures to get into a good party.
If you enjoy breaking the rules and tempting fate, wedding crashing might be just the adrenaline rush you're looking for!
Drawing attention to yourself, whether via a noisy dependent or talent showcase, is a bad idea. Unless you actually want to get caught.
Since very few crashers are reported to the police -- or even identified at all -- it's virtually impossible to know which state has more crashed weddings than the rest.
Whether it's a private gala or a block party in a distant neighborhood, any fete with booze and appetizers is a target for avid crashers.
Crashers who only take a drink or two will most likely be escorted away from the party. Uninvited guests who attempt to make off with wedding gifts, however, could face stiffer penalties, including jail time.