- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
Grrrrrr! Wow is all I can say. I feel really awful feeling this way b/c I really adore this couple (groom is close friend of FI). The couple I consider to be smart, mature, wise ppl (early 30s).
So imagine my dismay which led to anger at how this couple treated the invited 200+ guests. Ill spare you the minute details which didn’t matter much- decor, dreary music selections, poorly lit ceremony, etc.
Wedding Day- a Friday. No biggie really to me but I’m sure there were many who either took day off from work or left work early to fight rush hour traffic to get to this wedding that started at 630p. So for this, I hoped that it would a great occasion and all worth it. Sadly, I’m disappointed that it wasn’t.
What made it disappointing? Learning upon arriving that the reception was being held almost 30 mins away at another church in location where you had to travel via back winding, dark roads; arriving at a church which appeared closed but the janitor let everyone in to a hot gym for festivities. STANDING ONLY reception!! Table and seats were for bridal party, immediate fam and the happy couple only. Oh my red swollen feet. I dressed up for the occassion as did most of others only to stand for hours. No DJ, no dancing, just standing.
So after standing in line to get appetizers- cold cuts, cheese and cold biscuts to be picked up by hand, I was beyond words when the punch ran out and then realizing there were no attendants!! I mean c’mon, it was hot and there was no air conditioning to be felt. Maybe bc the church was technically closed and the air could not be turned on? I don’t know. I jus know I was hot- literally and figuratively!
So as I tried to balance my purse, cheese and biscuit, camera and disappointment while standing, we were treated to a video of the couple answering questions about ea other. Honestly, I could have enjoyed this or at least tried to had my feet not been howling so loud, but I just could not believe this couple thought it would be a treat for us to enjoy while standing for hrs in a hot gym.
The embarassing part- about 170 ppl scattering out the door once they realized they were no seats, tables, A/C, real food to be served. I couldn’t bring myself to dart out or take my shoes off bc I saw it to b rude. But man o man, I was close. I eventually found a back staircase to rest my tootsies on and gave FI 10 mins to share our congrats with the couple before he was left to find a ride home! I was tooo through!
Needless to say, with less than 3 months to go for my own wedding, I will be focused more than ever on my guests comfort in mind, of course within reason. I’ve never felt so offended as a guest.
Forgive me everyone for saying this, but as I wanted to cry for my mommy bc my feet, all I could think was “I should take my darn gift back!”.