(Closed) First Venue experience- not so awesome

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 2
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Sorry this happened to you 🙁 Sounds like grandma was maybe a bit peeved at the limitations the wheelchair caused. I wouldn’t listen to a word she said, or take it to heart. This is your wedding so YOU have it at the venue that you and your fiance like.

Post # 3
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh gosh. Do you normally have a good relationship with your grandmother? Or did you just bring her to not have to go alone? In the future, I would view locations with someone else, or even your fiance. Maybe she was having a rough day but it sounds like she isn’t happy with anything.

I’m sorry she told you those things, just know that she was mad at you and I’m sure (or at least hope) she didn’t actually mean any of those things.

How did you feel about the venue? Did you love it? Ignore all of the thoughts she had.. could you see yourself having your wedding there?

Post # 4
46978 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

BeezWaxx:  Is she normally like this? If not, and this behavior continues, I suggest she may need an up to date assesment.

Post # 5
2943 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Do you and your grandma have a good relationship to start?  The reason I ask is because a lot of people expect their wedding to be a magical bonding experience between them and XYZ person.  It typically ends up being a lot of disappointment and hurt feelings. 

If you love the venue, I would still go for it.  Probably most of the people who were working that heard are thinking “What a crazy old women!” and not “What a selfish granddaughter.”  They likely also won’t remember it later.

Post # 7
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know you had no one else to go with you, but I would probably avoid bringing your grandma along in the future because venue visits always involve a lot of walking. Generally, family members always have way more options for me so I would take out any extra stress that you really don’t need.

Post # 8
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

You poor girl.  Someday it may make a good story to tell.  For now, I’m so sorry you had to endure an awful appointment.  Next time, leave her home unless she is paying.  

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