(Closed) A Groomsman has double-booked for our wedding.

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

The economy these days doesn’t always allow people to make those choices.  Your wedding is 1 day, his job needs to last a lot longer than that.  

I realize it’s frustrating, but honestly– from his perspective his job should be more important because he likely can’t afford to lose it. 

I had to deal with this when my sister (and MOH) was scheduled to be in China on my wedding day and I had a bridesmaid who missed literally every pre-wedding event because of her schedule.  It sucked, but their jobs are were more important than my party. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

oh no! So will he even be back in time for your wedding or is he pretty much out? I’m sorry this is happening. 🙁

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I’m sorry, that’s such BS on the groomsman’s part. He couldn’t tell his company- hey, I’m in a wedding the next day, can I leave on this date instead, or can Joe go on the trip?

And how long ago did this Beavis schedule the business trip. Ooooo, I’d be so mad! Grrrr!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m so glad to hear everything has turned out ok… stressfull!!!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yay!

Fiance did this for a friend’s wedding. A friend that he never sees and never talks to (the guy lives out of state, and doesn’t have that many friends) asked him to be in his wedding, but never gave him a date or anything. We booked a vacation, and then went to FI’s tux fitting. While he was in the dressing room, the lady mentioned something about the date and I asked when it was, because the groom had never told him–turns out it was the day we left for our vacation. There was no way that we could change the dates (we couldn’t move our vacation days or our flights), so he had to back out. We felt awful. 🙁

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@LizLemon:  Yay!  I was about to suggest that you go off, Liz Lemon-style:

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yay! Glad it finally worked out. Not as if you needed any more stress this close to your wedding. 

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