Post # 17
It didn’t happen to me but my moh. This girl put everyone in the wedding but my moh told her long before she would put her in but shunned her. Then months before the wedding ask her if she would help plan the bachorette party, and come up with decorating ideas for the reception since none of bridesmaid were interested in doing it.
Post # 18
I have a story … about my wedding (fortunately, not about me!).
We got married outside at a city park that has a small pond. We realized when we arrived for the rehearsal the evening before the wedding that Canadian geese had left small “deposits” all over the ceremony site.
It was kind of annoying, but it wasn’t something I was going to worry myself about. Goose poop on the ground? Sorry, but I’m not stressing about that the day before my wedding. It could stay there for the wedding day, for all I cared. Apparently the groomsmen volunteered to clear away the goose poop and my mom told them she would bring them rubber gloves to wear.
Well, the wedding day rolled around and of course the groomsmen were too busy getting their pictures taken to pick up the goose poop. And two guy friends from out of town were supposed to be setting up the chairs, but my mom told them not to until the goose poop was picked up. So she gave them the gloves and told them to go at it!
Yes, my mother made my friends from out of town pick up goose poop on my wedding day!
I, of course, didnt’ find out about any of this until after the fact. What could I do? I blushed and gave them many apologies and heartfelt thank yous. Oh, MOM! *faceplam*
Post # 19
Oh I forgot! I have another one about a bride!
A close friend of mine from college decided to scale down her wedding to bare bones and asked for help making up the invitations and announcements. The announcements looked exactly the same as the invites except they included an invitation to an at-home reception instead of the wedding itself.
Along with her bridesmaids, I spent hours laboring over those invitations. I was so excited when I finally got one in the mail! Then I opened it and discovered I was only invited to the reception, not the actual wedding.
Post # 20
Last year I went to a destination wedding (a good 3 hours away including an expensive ride on a ferry) that lasted 3 days b/c the bride “didn’t want to be too tired”..um..ok..thanks for giving everyone a 2 night bill so you didn’t have to be “too tired”…
And despite having the full 3 days to “relax”…she still managed to bark at all her bridesmaids and family throughout the whole weekend infront of her guests (and no – I wasn’t a bridesmaid *PHEW*!)
Post # 21
My Future Sister-In-Law hired this god-awful make up artist and unfortunately we (the bridal party) all spent $25 each getting “clown” make up. So afterwards, when everyone realized how horrible it was (no one thought to speak up during the massacre of our faces), my Future Sister-In-Law asked me to re-do everyone’s makeup since they had seen me change mine. I mean, I didn’t mind all that much, but I really don’t like to do other people’s makeup just because I can do mine well, you know? (I’m the friend who has to do everyone’s makeup and approve outfits before going out.) I ended up doing 5 girls’ makeup (me and the bride included) and could barely get myself ready because of it. Had I been the MUA, I would have made $125! I also had to use all of my makeup to do it! MAC is not cheap!
Post # 22
My step brother got married a few weeks ago.The bride didn’t actually do anything to offend anyone but there were several things that weren’t too tactful… their friends were smoking weed at reception, it was outdoors but they were just toking at the tables! right in front of the grandparents… jeez… also the grooms family wasn’t involved whatsover. They were allowed to do to do the rehersal dinner and thats it, they didn’t ask for any opinions or anything. They didn’t ask the grooms family to make a toast or anything either, it was just weird. Also, the DJ made announcement to tip the bar-tenders… umm hello, isn’t that a given? who wasn’t tipping? and the last thing that was rude, is they asked one of the guests (who was family not just a friend) to get off the dance floor… yes he dances a little weird but he wasn’t bothering anyone and he was enjoying himself…
Post # 23
I have a few stories to share about my Future Sister-In-Law..I’m such a horrible person:) First, she told my Fiance and myself that we couldn’t get engaged until after she got married, which was 6 months away. Then only half of the people she invited to the ceremony received invites to the reception. I may be taking this one too personally, since my parents (her future relatives) were one of the couples not invited to the reception, but in my opinion, if you get invited to the ceremony, you should be invited to the reception..especially since my dad was the officiant for the ceremony and spent months prior to the ceremony working with them! Then toward the end of the reception, she and her husband began opening the cards that they’d received and started tallying the money. I think my jaw hit the floor – thankfully at that point most non-family members had left.
Post # 24
I may be reading all these wrong, but is a wedding for the bride and groom or for the guests??? Do we throw a wedding to cater to our guests at their every need and make sure THEY are cozy and happy? Or do we have a wedding to share our day of getting married with friends and family?
Post # 25
They began tallying the money at the reception? Wow, how tacky!!!! I would have left right then if I was a guest!
Post # 26
@madallia – I think you’re reading into it too much. We’re just sharing some outrageous stories about what some brides asked to do on the wedding day. The wedding day is absolutely about the bride and groom, but when a bride finds a seat for all guests except for the bridal party, or some guests are asked to pick up goose poop, it makes for a funny story!
A friend of mine was in a wedding where the bride demanded that all of her bridesmaids have a dress code for the bachelorette party. They were to all wear some sort of black, but not to be as dressed up as the bride. They all had to wear their hair down, dish out $150 for a limo and $300 for a hotel room for the night. My friend already had concert tickets for that night, and the bride gave her a total guilt trip and made her sell her tickets! Crazy!
Post # 27
@madallia: I think every bride has different priorities, but at our wedding we want our guests to have fun and not feel offended!
Post # 28
True! Very true. Guests should have a good time. A few ppl have asked me to accomidate them, fly them in, or make special expensive arangements for them… thats probably where im coming from
Post # 29
Wow, I dont’ have any horror stories, but some of these are too funny!
Post # 30
@ eloping: You went back and helped with her favors and programs after they way they treated you? Oh man, you have way more patience and grace that I do! 😛
@madallia: I agree, a wedding is about the bride and groom however, it does not give the bride (or groom) reason to be a bitch. Thats the problem, so many brides get all high and mighty and expect everyone to bow down to them because they are bride for a day. Being a bride does not give them reason to be disrespectful and inconsiderate to others. Respect should be a 24/7 thing, not just when it suits you.
Post # 31
@ Leafy…. what can i say.. i love a wedding! im currently in the midst of organizing her office baby shower – going way over the top as per usual… im easily excitable about this stuff