- 3 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
It’s been a few weeks since the wedding, so I thought I’d do a little recap with a few guest pictures. I’ve posted about being an introvert and secular before, and how that would play out in the wedding, so I will specifically highlight those two areas.
Friday, the day before the wedding, was an absolute mess. First I was late to the rehearsal (not by much, though), which really bothered me. I hate wasting people’s time. But the rehearsal was fun and went smoothly.
While everyone headed off to the rehearsal dinner, we stayed for a bit to speak with the venue coordinator. We had an issue regarding the room block. Basically they wanted us to pay $4,000 for the unoccupied rooms! There was a complete misunderstanding with the contract. I thought a certain portion meant this, they thought a certain portion meant that, and yadda yadda.
So the director of sales comes in, and he is a slimey little man. He touched my knee, talks about his own wedding years ago, and tries to reason with us. He dismisses the parts of the contract I bring up and just moves on. I refused to pay right then, and was nearly sobbing. He finally said we’d meet after the wedding to figure it out.
I ended up having a panic attack while driving to the rehearsal dinner, and I had to pull over. I finally composed myself, and we arrived an hour and half after everyone else. It still went well regardless, and we just lied about why we were late.
Luckily when I returned home that night, we had an email from the woman who had put together the room block. She said she didn’t want me to be concerned about this and upset just before the wedding, so she went ahead and released our obligation to pay. We didn’t have to cover the unoccupied rooms! Apparently when the bride is in tears at the venue the night before her wedding, it makes an impact.
With that off our shoulders, I was doing better. By morning I was back to normal, and quite happy. We ended up running a little late in the morning (when the planners say to schedule lots of extra time, they mean it!), but it didn’t hamper anything. We got ready in good time.