- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
Ya, you read that right. And yes, you’re thinking “That’s weird!” but no it’s not. We’re all friends now (including with my ex who’s getting married in a few months), we hang out, have dinner, etc. FI’s ex is lovely and her husband is an absolute sweetheart. But that’s not the point of this. I wanted to give you guys a rundown the the gong show that happened, but thank goodness only to us (it was a perfect night for the bride and groom!).
So first of all, we got there, check our table numbers, table 10, okay let’s go. Hmmmm all the seats are taken at table 10. Granted weather and traffic were awful, we were lucky we got there before the ceremony (I think the bridal party got stuck in traffic too!), so I thought okay maybe someone else sort of snuck in and just sat down where they could. We sat at another table, no biggie. After the ceremony we talk to one of the groomsmen about the situation, and it turns out these people at our table had brought their kids whom the B&G weren’t expecting. Huh. And it’s not like it wasn’t a kid friendly wedding there, so I’m assuming the kids were invited in the first place and the parents RSVP’ed for just the two of them and had planned on getting a sitter for the kids? It was SO weird.
We stood at the bar waiting for something to get figured out and all of a sudden FI turns to me and says “This looks bad. People are going to look at us and think A) We’re crashers, and B) There’s the bride’s ex and he’s already at the bar.” I was drinking a glass of water and FI didn’t have anything, but still, it looks bad.
We got squeezed into our table. It was so tight we had to remove all the side plates so we could fit, but not a big deal. The extra kids at our table scarfed down THREE baskets of bread, I kid you not! It was pretty funny. The meal was awesome though, I was SO impressed.
Move on with the night. FI goes into the bathroom and ex’s uncle is there who’s apparently a bit nutty. They’re standing a few urinals apart, and he shouts down to FI a hello and then goes on to say how much he misses FI (this is a relationship that ended about 7 or 8 years ago!!!) and how he likes him more than anyone else the bride ever dated including the current groom!!! AWKWARD!!!!! Apparently all the guys in the bathroom started shooting dirty looks at FI and the uncle. Thankfully FI had the good sense to respond that he’s half the man the groom is. And honesly the groom is a wonderful wonderful man without a bad bone in his body, I can’t see how anyone would have a mean word to say against him. It was awful.
THEN as we bumped into various family members of the bride I had to listen to them all reminisce about how much they love FI, how much they miss him, talking about his relationship with his ex. It was WEIRD and so inappropriate.
THEN the bride’s sister (who was very lovely but I think had had a couple drinks) asks when we’re getting married, I tell her the date, and she starts going on and on about what a terrible and weird date that is to get married. I handled it as tactfully as I could and then after a good few minutes she stops and is like “Oh. You probably get that all the time” I tell her yes, and then she starts going on about it again!!!!
So overall, great food, good DJ, super bizarro people. A wedding to remember…