It started as a dare. Carly Wolfson and Ritchie Barry had just met, and decided to crash a wedding as their first date.
But, “I didn’t think he was going to go through with it,” Wolfson, who is a student at the College of New Jersey, told CBS. “I was just like, I’m picking you up at this time, what’s your address? Get ready! And he came out all dressed up. So I was like, alright, I guess we’re doing this.”
They simply walked in to the reception behind the bride and, when they told venue staff they didn’t have places, were seated next to the best man.
Wolfson, 19, and Barry were careful to keep out of the way of newlyweds Mike Tufo and Karen Fox Tufo, but were otherwise the life of the party. “I was like, OK what would I do at a wedding? How do I fit in? Pulled up everybody at the table to come dancing,” Wolfson said.
Guests certainly noticed the pair. Marisa Fatzer described them as, “In the centre of the circle, just dancing all over the place, like right up in our face and photobombing every picture that we took.”
The bride had noticed the couple, but assumed they’d been invited by Tufo. The couple only discovered they’d been crashed the next day, when they saw the card the two had left. It read, “1) Congratulations, 2) Sorry for crashing your wedding, 3) Best of luck!” with a dollar and a Polaroid snap of the pair attached.
“We laughed. We were like, oh my gosh, we got wedding crashed. That’s funny,” Karen said. “I want to shake their hands and tell them, good job.”
The bride sent out a call on Facebook, saying “Well played my friends, well played! I need to meet these people and buy them a drink!” Wolfson duly messaged her to apologise. But Fox Tufo was still enjoying that post-wedding glow: “She was like, don’t be sorry. Best gift ever,” says Wolfson.
Perhaps, if all goes well, one day they’ll have some wedding crashers of their own.[“Source-honey”]