- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Hey bees. I just need to vent for a minute here because Fiance is sick of me talking about it. Last weekend I had my bachelorette party and invited were my bridal party and 3 more additional friends. I am from town A but now live in city B so it was mixed between friends of both. My friend from college (city B) offered to plan the party since she lived where it was going to be. We needed a hotel because my apartment was already taken by FI’s bachelor party. The prices were going to be high, we are in the city! People were complaining but got over it. She then found a bar that did a “bachelorette” thing where you got to skip the line (the line is notorious here), front row seats, and jello shots while inside for $30. The bar is usually has a $15 cover so it was a deal definitely. People immediately got back to her with a no. Okay fine, there are plenty of other bars.
Fast forward to the night of. Only 2 people were on time, the 2 from city B. The rest took a late train, we were only late to our dinner reservation by maybe 15 minutes though so it was okay. After dinner, before going out, my friend who planned the party (and paid for the hotel up front) just casually mentioned that people owed her money. She was leaving the next morning at 6AM so wasn’t going to see anybody again while sober. People groaned and then threw the money in the middle of the table.
The rest of the night went really well, next morning 1 person made a rude comment because she still owed money and was paying by check but I thought everything was dropped (money-wise) but boy was I wrong. Fiance informed me that the night of people were complaining to him! Towards the end of the night we met up with Fiance and his group to combine parties. Fiance and I are from the same hometown so he knew everyone pretty well. Well everyone thought he would be a good person to complain to. First about the original bar and how expensive it was (she mentioned it, not made everyone go!) and then about how “rude” my friend was at dinner about people paying her. She WOULD NOT have been paid otherwise. She will probably never see these people again, she maybe could have said it differently but there was no real way around, “you need to pay me.”
I am just so upset by how everyone acted. My friend went out of her way to plan everything, pay ahead, and no one could be appreciative. I mean seriously? I doubt she got a thank you for putting this together. I want to say something SO BAD, but I am not going to because I want this whole thing to be dropped.
I made sure everything was reasonably priced. FI’s group spent 4 times as much so I thought we did pretty well. My friend (one that was complaining) is getting married next year, can’t wait to see how much hers costs.
Thanks for reading, sorry it is so long.