Wedding reception disaster

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Italybound:  screw them. I would not feel bad about it. they were out of line.

you did the right thing by setting up a sitter and they thought they could take advantage because they thought you might not notice.

Go scratch!

Post # 5
3248 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wow. you definitely went out of your way to accommodate them and they STILL went against your wishes and were complete jerks 🙁 I’m so sorry that happened to you!




Post # 6
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

That sucks. She was probably embarassed after you pointing out it wasn’t the place for children, but to storm out and make those sorts of comments is rude and inexcusable! But don’t let it ruin the entire event for you! Don’t give her that power! How was dinner?

Post # 7
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

@Italybound:  ugh, sorry, but I have to say this…f*ck ’em!!! You were more than accommodating, and very smoothly told them to please remove their children from the party…you handled it much more elegantly than I would have! Oh man, this is making me fume…I cannot believe how self-righteous, ungrateful, greedy, and downright RUDE they were to you. Your husband NEEDS to put them in their place…they cannot treat you this way and get away with it.

Post # 8
632 posts
Busy bee

One thing I’ve learned is that some people aren’t happy no matter how good something is, no matter how much is done for them, no matter how much someone goes out of their way for them – they will ALWAYS find something to be unhappy about. You could have had a reception with children and they might still have found something to complain about, so don’t take it personally. 

I’m of the opinion that children should be welcome at weddings but I know a lot people don’t share that view. That’s ok, everyone can plan their wedding as they want it to be. Looks like they took it personally that you didn’t want their kids attending and didn’t want to hear otherwise. Try to let it go, it’s not worth it honestly (especially since they were such wankers about it).

Post # 9
2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Caricature artist? Way too cool. Wish I was a kid at your fun kid-friendly wedding.

Adults with too much booze can be such a pain in the behind. I’m sorry you went through so much trouble — yet none of your family took notice.

Post # 10
7920 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

they are SO out of line. 

Post # 11
795 posts
Busy bee

@Italybound:  Whoa. Not cool at all! I am so sorry, I hope you can manage to remember the positive parts of your evening. Don’t let people who were way the hell out of line ruin your memories. 

Post # 16
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

Wow, I would be absolutely livid with the way they behaved! Certainly relations would be much cooler, if they even existed at all. The gall of them bringing your fiance’s mother into it, that is a line that should never be crossed, particularly not because you want to guilt someone because they’ve put your nose out of joint! Ugh.


You went above and beyond, way way above and beyond for them, and they were horrifically rude. Try not to let it ruin the memories of your wedding!

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