For some, weddings are a time for celebration, paying homage to the union of two souls who were lucky to find love. Weddings are often weekend-long events. Some start as early as Thursday evening with unofficial events for the out-of-towners and members of the wedding party who get in early. Once these groups have been established, it can be difficult to insert yourself into them 1 or to extract someone from them when the time comes. Establishing yourself as a friendly face early on will make them hang out with you more, giving you an instant in when the others start arriving. Gents, all that will do is get you drunk faster; ladies, this is going to cut the number of quality guys approaching you down significantly. It displays lower emotional intelligence - a turn off - and tells everyone that you are there for one thing and one thing only: to fuck somebody.