Post # 1
Okay I need to start off by saying I love kids. I am a teacher and really enjoy them. That being said I know kids… and I wanted our wedding to be our day. Period. Now as I am on this gorgeous bridge, staring into my husband’s eyes I hear the baby, first with babbling and then a meltdown. I turn and see this child belting out loud and notice that everyone else is looking too. Well that is that.
After the wedding I come to learn that it was a relative on my husband’s side who commented “She’ll never even notice and of course everyone wants to see _____” The sad part is I sat in their dining room a year before our wedding and she said she understood. That she herself had a childless wedding.
I offered childcare, I paid for childcare and still she brought the child. What is worse is that the infant’s vocals overshadowed our own and now one cannot hear our vows. Our friend (our videographer) explained we would need to repeat our vows if we want to include them as he cannot separate the child’s cries from them
In our guestbook she wrote ”I wonder if everyone can hear my daughter, She is being so loud” I am annoyed at this and I cannot seem to shake it. To blatantly disregard my wishes after acknowledging them in the first place I just cannot understand.
I know there is nothing to do now, I just need to vent.
Post # 3
she didn’t take her crying baby out of the room?? are you serious?
Post # 4
I would have first off, not brought my child.
Secondly, if in case I was drinking and did bring my baby after I told you I wouldn’t, I would have left the room as quietly as I could.
That’s insane! I would be pissed too!
Post # 5
That girl is an absolute bitch. That is frenemy territory.
Post # 6
at first I was going to be like come on OP, the past is the past…………..but wow. It seems like this woman wanted to cause a scene. I mean, to not leave and then write that in your guest book? And that it was so bad your videographer can’t separate the two?
I’d be pissed too…….and I don’t know what I would do about it : I’m all for taking the high road, but I think there would be several bitchy comments from me to her in the next few run-ins if I were you.
Post # 7
Wow wow wow. Unbelievable! I don’t blame you for being pissed, I would be livid.
Post # 8
UGH I have no words!!!
I am so sorry!!!!!!
Try and focus on the positive aspects of your day and hopefully your voiced over vows in the video allow you to put the memory of the crying baby to the back of your mind!!!!
And her comment in the guestbook is beyond my comprehension!!! WTF!!!!
I would be so pissed and I am actually pissed for you right now!!!!!!! Once again… UGH!!!!!
Post # 11
I had kids at my wedding and it was fine.
BUT…I WOULD BE SO PISSED if i were you. Seriously, I’m angry for your right now. I would definitely say something to her.
Post # 12
The thing is we were outside. I had an outside reception on the family farm it was gorgeous but sound travels. I know she walked away when her daughter started crying because I saw her duck behind a bush… but still. Yes I can hear you. She is a cousin on my husbands side. If she were a friend of mine I would have said something by now.
I just dont know what to do
Post # 13
what a B!!!! So sorry she had no regard for your wishes.
Post # 14
@kimberleedawn: Wow. I would seriously send her thank you card saying something like “Thank you for not listening to my wishes and bringing your baby. It ruined our vows. I offered childcare.”
I am serious. I so would.
This is ridiculous!!!!
Post # 15
Wow. I think I am now officially 100% for people who want a childfree wedding. I have my own child but would never bring him if the couple did not want children. That is absolute terrible and they should be ashamed of themselves. I am so, so sorry.
Post # 16
I disagree. You could still kick her.
I hope she feels like an absolutely horrendous moron.
EDIT: pleeeaaase do throughthebarricades‘s idea. She deserves it.