- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
haha, so yeah, wedding planning is stressful.
I made a joke to everyone at the end of the day and said i should of been filmed as it would of been great drama for a bridezilla series.
It was my first day of physical planning, it has been a few months of auspicious date finding, calling, booking researching, but this day was the money deposit day.
So an hour dive into the city, i had an entourage that wanted to join in last minute, but that was great, everyone was super happy. Initially it was going to be just me and my moh.
ended up with my dad, his partner, mil, bil, fi, 2xbrides maids, moh bf, & moh.
we had a great yum cha (we almost missed out because i didn’t have a reservation, but in my defence no one in all my years of yumcha reserves yumcha as it is yumcha, even my dad was shocked that they only take reservations for yumcha and he has more yumcha under his belt than me. My fI had the biggest grin, with the “i told you so look”) we sat defeated, contemplating mcdonalds on the wharf, A couple left early and we were called in
So anyway after lunch we all hop into the vans and drive to the church, really annoying that they don’t really explain what street they are on, which makes it hard for the gps to find.
my msg i sent to the chapel manager “hi just to confirm today at 2pm as you said you were in today. Jessica. =)”
her replay: “yes. the chapel will be open from 2.”
Sooo…. she did not show, and we waited so long we were close to crashing the wedding that was about to take place.
My MIL loves the place, even though i was very angry, i told my father we need to talk outside as i didn’t want to swear in the house of god, in the end we agreed to leave the paper work with the lady that doesn’t really work there but just had the keys to open the door. Still many questions that are unanswered.
so we rock back up as the restaurant to put a deposit down and see the new venue “they are moving but also own a few other asian resaturants” the owner is not there but at the other restaurant, even tho clear as day in the 5 emails he will be at this one.
So we drive 40 min to the other restaurant.
When we get there he tells us it is unlikely the restaurant we want will be there and will most likely close down by the date, but the restaurant we are at is the one to book. Okay, it is lovely my FI and mil are in love. The owner even tho he made us drive so far, again, was very nice to talk to, funny, and well shucks we all love him. The prices, very scary, everything is extra, extra. Says 4 *mumble* and half, chair covers p/p, but hey the guy is that charismatic you just want to throw money at him. Anyhoo… i was told there was a confusion and the venue is pending a booking.
okay so i wait. hold back my tears, and tell him to let us know, Now we did offer to pay a large deposit as the other couple have not booked yet, but he talks about meeting them first, etc etc. and they have no put a deposit either and we were both told the date was good anyway, i speculate because my wedding party is small that they must have a big wedding party.
so we rush to other venues, one being the star century, Sydney and they don’t allow dancing. etc, etc
so i’m just bummed.
people are just unreliable even if you confirm with them the month, week, day and on the day before.
I think the situation was amplified by having so many people there. anyway, wedding planning is horrible. /end rant