(Closed) Am I the only bee that works at wedding receptions?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I worked as a banquet waitress in high school and even back then I saw lots of favors left on the tables at weddings.

What I remember even more than that was the disrespectful manner in which many guests and particlularly MOB’s treated the staff.

I do a fair amount of event planning as a volunteer amateur for friends and some charities I am involved with,and am still embarssed by the way some guests act.

Then again those people are probably the same people who don’t know how to behave in the workplace either.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Share your stories!!!! 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@SoontobeMrsA: Sorry, but that would be terribly unprofessional (even for an amateur such as myself).

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

@luckyprincess: Aww I’m glad you shared a sweet story. I’m so happy they got to have that moment, that memory. Things like that are truly priceless…

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have one:

Worked a wedding with a bride who could be no older than 18 a groom at least 30 plus. They had been dating for 3 months (THREE). Got married overseas and were not doing an at home reception.

They met at a missionary… you know where they give you food, and water then brainwash (they call it convert) them to christians. OKay, that’s not the worst of it. The grooms “speech” was him talking for 35 mintues with POWERPOINT about how much he’s helped these people believe blah blah blah, and how we US workers too should convert, believe, preech, travel and “help convert” people less fortunate. I shit you not. That was his “speech” there wasn’t even close to an “I love my wife, thank you for coming, I’m so lucky, what wonderful parents…” nothing even close.

Yeah, then he got a drink and passed us FLYERS on missionaries and how we can “help”. OH MY GOD.

Oh and this was her familes reception no one in the family had ever met him before the wedding. It was unbelieveable.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did an internship at a reception venue… we even offered an outdoor ceremony location.  I witnessed about 5 weddings during the semester I was there and they were all fun to see the process.  I think being “behind the scenes” has given me a level head in much of our planning, Ya know?

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

@julies1949: I’d love advice from people on “the inside” Like do favors usually

get left behind? What do you think is a super important element to get right?

I certainly don’t want to mock anyone.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I worked in the kitchen of a banquet hall a few summers ago.  It was a side job, and I only did it for a summer, but it was quite fun! I enjoy cooking though, so it was right up my alley.  One thing that totally shocked me was the assembly line method they used to plate up the food.  I don’t know why I was surprised, how else can you get out 150 plates in 20 minutes? Oh, and the HUGE amount of food that was leftover after weddings! I think I gained 10 lbs that summer! 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I worked at a hotel as an event manager, and I have seen it all – from a bride who got trashed drunk at the reception on an empty stomach and we had to call an ambulance to give her an IV, to a bride who throughout the ENTIRE planning process brought her mom and dad with her to every appointment.  Not unusual, except I later found out when I was helping with their webpage, that the “dad” was actually the groom.  She was 24, he had a son a few years older than her.  I would ballpark him as being over 50.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

@Linz1231: eeek that could so be me and Fiance. Twice in the last week, people have called him my dad. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@SoontobeMrsA: Haha, nothing wrong with it at all, they were a sweet couple – I just felt like a tool after that.  In my defense, I replaced the coordinator they had previously been working with, so she had probably known – but to me, just stepping in, I had no idea.

After I found out, I spent HOURS going through emails and thinking of conversations, afraid that I had called him her dad or something.  LOL.

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