Crash a wedding
How to pull it off: Watch Wedding Crashers and take notes. Find an upcoming wedding by studying the wedding announcements in the paper. After you’ve picked the location and date, research the couple online, sleuth on social media, or plug their names into popular wedding portals like WeddingChannel.com or TheKnot.com. Make sure the venue, and therefore the guest list, is large. On the night of the wedding, dress the part and bring a card or a small gift. When someone starts talking to you, lead in by asking them how they know the bride or groom. Then claim the opposite connection.
What laws you'd be breaking: It’s not a crime to crash a wedding, but the groom or bride can call the police and have you arrested for trespassing... or they’ll just commend you for professional con work.
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Amanda Cohen is a freelance writer for Thrillist Media Group. She was born and raised in St. Louis, attended Indiana University, and now resides in Downtown Chicago. Outside of work, she loves to write, eat clean, exercise, and get her Zen on through meditation and mindfulness.