- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I didn’t have my sister as a bridesmaid in my first wedding, but instead chose for her and her hubby to sing a she has a beautiful voice.
So..because I didn’t have her as a bridemaid in my first wedding..I more than wanted her, along with my niece and two nephews in my second wedding.
It has been nothing but a nightmare. First off we had to find dresses that would appeal to her religion (don’t show much skin, etc.). Finally found one we all could agree on (Yay!!) as her and my neice would wear black jackets with them.
We planeed our wedding almost two years in advance and asked our wedding party almost that much in advance so that they could plan ahead for expenses.
Six months before the wedding my sister starts complaing about the expense of it all while they look for a Bridal place near them. She tells me that they may have to make a road trip to a place an hour away and get a hotel room just to try on samples and order the dresses.
I call around and find a place that HAS the dresses in stock for them to try on..and even find the dress at a cheaper price.
TWO months before the wedding she FB messages me and tells me that the dress place isn’t reputable and need ms to find a place to get the dresses at..which I did. Then she starts complaining about the downpayment and tells me that this is getting very expensive for their family.
While my Dad put half down on the tuxes and half down on the dresses..we wait. The dresses come in and the place we get tham at even agrees to box them up the right way and send them both out to my sister for a mere $25.00. They get there and my sister and niece complain that they’re too big and there is probably nothing they’ll be able to do with them.
Might I mention that during this time, my sister still complained that it was getting expensive as she asked what the final balance would be on the dresses. Reason behind the madness was because they just didn’t want to pay the balance although I’d told her to call the balance in with a charge card..along with the postage which they never did.
Again, my dad picked up THAT balance along with the rest of the costs of the tuxes for my two nephes as my sister said, “I’m sick of all these surpirses…we can’t afford this. Not only are we paying for two dresses..we’re paying for two tuxes also!!”
Um..no. You’re paying for ONE dress and ONE tux as Dad paid for half of everything.
Rather than argue..my dad just paid off the dresses along with the tuxes.
Just freaking show up!
The dresses arrived out there ON THEIR DOORSTEP! and they complained. They sooo big in the bust…I feel like the Oompa Loompa ladie..these dresses are huge in the bust..while they had a little room in the waist but not much as my sister said, “Yep..this is what they do..make them bigger so we have to pay for alterations..”
The drama never ends. NOW they’re complaining that we didn’t reserve a bock of hotel rooms for out of town guests. We looked into that and had a whole four guests from out of town making the total at the place we would have booked for two queen sized beds..$160 bucks.
As my sister bitches and complains to me NOW about that fact that we didn’t book a block of rooms for out of town guests..I’m learning that even if we had..she’d have bitched about that also as $140 dollars for a hotel room???????
So now she’s blaming the fact that they didn’t book a hotel room sooner on the fact that they have to stay at a hotel 30 minutes away. Yep..my fault whiile again..she blames it on me not getting a hotel discount for them while she messaged me, “Just so ya know..we have to stay 20 miles away and whether we make rehearsal dinner or not..not sure how long we’ll be alble to stay..including the reception as since we can’t stay nearby..well that’s going to put a damper on how long we stay.”
HUH and whatever!!
It’ll be a cold day in hell that she ruins this day for us so we are doing all family pics first..just to get her the hell outta our hair!!
Anyone else ever been there? Would love to hear your stories about pain in the ass families.. 🙂