Mogbo Moya is very common in this part of the world. From uninvited distant relatives you have never me to friends who always take the liberty to invite someone on your behalf. Here’s out to keep your crowd in check and keep out uninvited guests.
No matter the security you put in place, people always find their way into event venues, especially if you are not careful with certain things, like the Invitation cards laying around or leaving the event venue doors ajar.
“Mogbomoyas” come in different classes and therefore, you need different tactics to manage them.
Different classes of Gate Crashers
1. The Planners
These class of crashers are well trained in crashing events..lol. They take their time to find out every detail about the vent they want to crash. They are basically the most difficult to fish out at any event. They show looking like a million box in the same shade of the Aso-ebi and gain automatic access. This usually happens at societal/celebrity weddings.
What to do: Draft a table code and stick to it. Also, include the table codes on the invitation cards so they know every seat is taken.
2. The Strangers
If your wedding is holding in a public place like a hotel or venues that have multiple halls, you are more prone to attracting strangers. Especially if other events are holding at the same time with yours. This is one of the things you need to consider when searching for your wedding venue.
What to do: Keep security tight throughout the event as these people usually get bothered at some point at the event they showed up for and then become nomads evading other territories.
3. The Plus Ones
There is always that relative/friend that comes with a ‘handbag’- meaning uninvited guest. They are usually friends with your uncle’s brother’s cousin. You get the gist.
What to do: Communicate clearly to family and friends that you want the event is strictly for family and friends. Also, body state on the invitation card that it only admits one person.
Parents are fond of bringing their children to weddings along with them. If you can accommodate them, that’s fine. if not, let your guests know it’s an adult only event. Rated 18.
Some vendors are fond of bringing in crowd under the disguise of being a part of their team, especially celebrity events.
What to do: Hire a professional wedding planner. Wedding planners do a great job at crowd control. If you work with each vendor directly then there is only so much you can do.
Now you know how to keep out uninvited Wedding guests. Here is everything you need to know about getting married at Ikoyi Registry.