PROBLEM: Raunchy Family Members at Weddings – Isolate, Contain, Evacuate

EPISODE 4

We all have them -😒- raunchy family members who can be offensive and embarrassing at formal events. This bride-to-be (who sent her problem to Dan Ariely‘s Wall Street Journal column) wants to know how to run defense on her raunchy family at her wedding to keep them from ruining her big day. Charlie offers suggestions on how to manage those few asshole family members at weddings (short of killing them and burying their bodies in a ditch).

PROBLEM

My fiancé and I are realizing that we’re going to have to invite some awful people to our wedding. These are close relative whom we love despite everything, but they often say or do crummy things at parties. We estimate that they’ll make up about 4% of our guests at a 150-person wedding.

So how should we arrange the table seating for maximum guest happiness? Should we put all of the troublemakers together, spread them among guests who don’t know them well or put them with family members who are more or less used to their behavior?” — Susanna

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Have feedback or your own advice to offer on this problem? Email your feedback at ask[at]nobodyaskedpodcast.com, or leave your comment or voicemail below and Charlie might read it in the next episode.

ANNOUNCEMENT

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