- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013 - UK
Ladies, I know I vent on here a lot, but IRL I’m quite calm. Why? Because I have to be. But today I’m pissed off. AGAIN.
Over six months ago, we told the BMs and our best man the date of our rehearsal (a fairly complex Catholic ceremony means that we needed them there), and I asked the BMs to obtain a pair of shoes in any style, as long as they were navy blue, plain, and comfortable. Cue the following:
BM 1 (2 months ago): Can I wear cobalt blue shoes instead? *shows picture of shoes*
Me: The dresses are cobalt blue, so that’s OK, sure. They’re nice.
BM 2: (several weeks ago): I don’t like blue, so can I wear nude shoes?
Me: Er… not really… no
Outcome: After much whining from BM2, I bought her some shoes.
BM 3: (months ago) Sure, I’ve got the shoes.
Outcome: She had not got the shoes, and only got them because FMIL pestered her about it for weeks (I only found out about this from FSIL). But at least she has them now.
BM 4 (last week): I don’t like blue. Can I wear brown shoes instead?
Me: Er… no?
Outcome: I bought her the shoes as well.
TODAY: WEDDING REHEARSAL
Background: BM 3 called us up months ago and said that she was planning a holiday and she could only go the week of the rehearsal, so we said that was fine. BM 2 also said she couldn’t travel that far, and we said that was OK too.
BM 4 (last week): Oh, I may not be able to make the rehearsal. Is that OK?
BM 1 (yesterday): I’m ill with D and V, so sorry. (Can’t be helped, but still frustrating).
Best Man (today): Just booked a meeting for 5pm, so I’ll miss the rehearsal. Is it important?
I. AM. VERY. ANGRY. RIGHT. NOW. FI is also furious and has thrown a huge hissy fit. It’s a ****** joke. Arranging this wedding has been like swimming through treacle from day one. AAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!