Cupid's Pulse Article: George Clooney is Granted Protection Laws in Lake Como Pre-WeddingCupid's Pulse Article: George Clooney is Granted Protection Laws in Lake Como Pre-Wedding

By Laura Seaman

George Clooney is taking some extra precautions before his upcoming marriage to Amal Alamuddin. The actor has been given two protection laws making it illegal for fans and paparazzi to come to close to his residence in Lake Como, Italy. These laws state that it is illegal to stop on the road outside Clooney’s house or the water in front of his villa 24-hours a day. “It’s a question of traffic and security,” the town’s mayor tells “It is very dangerous and it’s also an issue of privacy.” The new laws will be in place until September 30.

What are some ways to prevent wedding crashers at your reception?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s easy to understand why you don’t want uninvited guests at your party, and even more so when the party is celebrating one of the most important events of your life. However, it does happen, and trouble usually follows. Here are some tips from Cupid to keep party crashers at bay, whether they’re unruly friends, relatives with family issues, or just strangers who happen to show up:

1. Make it clear to guests that it is a private occasion. This might mean adding a small note to the end of the invitation or going so far as to call each guest and explain the situation, but if it’s really important you will make sure all of your partygoers understand. If it’s not clear, they might try to invite more people or accidentally blab to an uninvited friend or relative about the time and location.

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2. Pick a proper venue. If your reception is outdoors or in a popular public space like a park or pavilion it might be a bit difficult to ensure that nobody crashes. Private, indoor locations are easier to secure and less likely to catch the attention of hopeful party crashers.

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3. Pay for the extra security. You don’t have to go to the extent that George Clooney did, but a little extra security can go a long way. One or two workers at the door checking the guest list are much more likely to catch an uninvited guest. It’s not your job to monitor the party; it’s your job to have fun and make memories!

How did you keep wedding crashers away from your reception? Tell us in the comments!