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How to Prevent the Paparazzi from Ruining Your Wedding

Press threatening to screw up your special day? Here are some tips to help you prevent the paparazzi from ruining your wedding.


  • Step 1: On your wedding day, have marked buses transport guests to the ceremony site, so no unwanted vehicles sneak inside. Then, close the doors and secure the perimeters until the end of the event.
  • Step 2: Have guests check all electronic devices at the door to prevent photo leaks and social network updates. Then, smile and walk down the aisle -- the only people snapping photos will be the ones you hired.
  • FACT: Federal aviation officials declared the sky above Chelsea Clinton’s 2010 wedding a no-fly zone.
  • Step 3: Hold your wedding in a private residence where the paparazzi can't trespass. Post security around the perimeter and at designated points within the grounds; have them check the site at least 24 hours before the event to prevent paparazzi from camping out overnight.
  • TIP: You can also invite guests to what they believe is a regular party and then surprise everyone by exchanging vows.
  • Step 4: Have all wedding vendors sign nondisclosure agreements. Keep wedding-related files locked in your home and password protected on your computer to prevent the details from getting out; destroy any documents as soon as they're no longer necessary.
  • Step 5: Limit guests' ability to leak details to the paparazzi. Create an invite list composed of people you really trust; then, provide invitees with just the wedding's general location in time for them to plan a basic itinerary.
  • Step 6: Hire a professional wedding planner who can help set up the event without revealing your identity. Create an alias they can use for you so they can operate in secrecy.

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