- 7 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
Ok. I have only had trouble with one guest. Let’s call her “B”
So a few days ago, B calls me and says “I don’t know if my son M is coming, but if he comes he’s bringing his girlfriend.”
So I pause in shock, and answer: “I’m sorry I only have 3 guests down for your family, not 4.”
She just repeats herself. So I repeated myself. It took about three rounds before she accepted what I was saying with obvious disappointment.
Please keep in mind I am not very close to these people, and they barely made the guest list. I have never met M’s girlfriend.
This morning she calls me at 8:30 am and tells me that M is not coming, and that she wants to know with whom she is sitting and with whom her daughter and husband are sitting.
I try to evade the question but she keeps pushing so I made the mistake of telling her, but letting her know I am done with seating arrangments and leaving for the bank soon.
Once I told her, she starts screeching that her daughter has to be moved to another table and that it can’t work, etc. etc.
I was firm and told her “I’m sorry all the seating is final and I am handing the list to our venue in 2 hours.”
She replied (I’m not kidding). “Hand it in in 3 hours and fix the problem.”
Well then my inner lioness came out something fierce and I told her in a cold, firm tone that that would not be happening and I have countless other pressures and responsibilities right now. I did the best I could for each of our guests. BYE.”
I really could care less. This woman is nuts. I just thought it was hilarious/sad how entitled she feels to dictate what I do at my wedding in such a rude manner.
If she had a good reason for needing her daughter to sit elsewhere, and had communicated it to me in a polite manner…I may have listened.