- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Ok so the day before the wedding my new maid of honor and I setup the reception room and ceremony room with a lot of help from the groomsmen. Everything looked beautiful and perfect. We then had the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner afterwards.
During the few days before the wedding we made sure to have meetings with all of my vendor stuff and to make sure the groom tried on his tux and that his fit, as well as picking up the tuxes and checking the flower arrangements, that were ready the day before the wedding, the flower guy forgot to make the bouquet toss that I had already paid for and he tried to charge me for a new one. I told him to look at our planner sheet on file, he said sorry and he will make me one. That was ok, not too bad.
The day of the wedding I received a text from the cake lady that my cake pops were ruined and that I wouldn’t get what I ordered, the officiant was late she apparently was in a fendor bendor, the DJ, which I spent $1500 on and I booked 4 months in advance and did everything they asked me to prior to the wedding day and they were supposed to be professional in which they are highly recommended, let me tell ya I would never go with them for anything nor would I recommend them, she setup in the wrong room and my wedding was on a timeline for I was paying for everyone’s time which that was $10,000 of the budget, my wedding was half an hour late because of the DJ.
The officiant was 10-15 mins late. Mind you I was up in the hotel room waiting to be called down and the bestman told me we had to wait. I finally got my chance to walk down the isle, my dress got caught on the door track and ripped I had a frightened look on my face and stopped before the dress ripped more and fixed it. I had nervous laughter the whole time.
The reception, the DJ was supposed to have a mic that worked, it didn’t it cut in and out, she forgot to play our main song for toasts so everthing was fully quiet, I was pissed off, she also didn’t fully play my song list which sounded retarded and people were asking me what kind of songs did I ask to be played when no one could actually dance to it. I planned for 4 months everything to the T. Not only that I have a kidney disease that my mother passed away from so I made sure that the buffet was to not have any citrus what so ever. I paid almost $800 for the buffet and almost all the food had citrus in it visually and hidden, needless to say when I served myself a plate, the food coordinator ran in, in front of the camera and took my plate out of my hand and fork said it was only safe to eat anything with chocolate. I ran to the bathroom in humiliation since all eyes were on me. I cried and tried to get myself together for the speeches I was sooo hungry.
Everything was late and people were still eating and the food coordinator took the buffet down within 2 hours. There was so much food for people and they never got much of a chance to eat since the reception started late. I tried to get my money back for the food and the cook just yelled at me and said I was disrespectful and said 50% off food, and walked away, which I never even fully recieved. I had told them it was a breech of contract, man was I ever pissed. They ruined my wedding reception with all the wedding coordinators running in continuously and talking to me during my reception on how they messed up and not even giving me a chance to try to enjoy the rest of my wedding especially the timeline of the reception and the cake cutting and bridal toss and the garter toss, including the DJ telling us to yell over the guests, our speeches.
I will never get this day back. It was supposed to be the most special day of our lives and yes we dids get married but all my hard work and efforts went down the drain that day. I went with DJRevolution and they only offered $205 back for the mic and song not being played and they didn’t take in concideration of their mistake of room and starting late which is all in the planner, that I had sent in for the DJ to follow, a month prior to the wedding. My officiant was $450 and all she could say to us was it doesn’t matter what happens as long as you get married today. Easy for her to say, when she doesn’t have to pay the bill and she was late. The cake lady costed almost $600 and our cake pops were $95 plus tax and she only gave back $60 plus she didn’t even make our cake how we ordered it.
Needless to say we spent a lot of money and businesses don’t care if they screw up your day. As long as they get paid too bad, so sad. The coordinator was making fun of us the Monday morning after our meeting with her and the cook about their screw up and we could hear the hotel workers laughing at us everytime we would walk by and we never got any hi’s anymore from the staff at the Holiday Inn Express in Edmonton across from the Days Inn and they use the cook as well from there, I would never recommend anyone to stay there or have their wedding there.