- 12 years ago
- Wedding: December 2009
So this might be kind of long, but bear with me. There are some crazy parts and some funny parts.
We got married on 12/31/2009. Everything went really well for the most part. The church and reception hall were beautiful, and we had an excellent time. I can’t wait to get the pictures back!
I had a dream the a few weeks before the wedding that our DJ didn’t show up, and freaking out, I called them frantically in the morning to confirm. They said they had all of our info and that our DJ would call us the week before our event. Ok, sweet, no problems. Except I had this uber nagging feeling that something wasn’t quite right. I had a lot to do the last few weeks before the wedding, so I put it out of my mind. Until the week of the wedding when we STILL hadn’t heard from our DJ. I called them about 4 times that week, every time I got the same line. “We have all your info, I will have your DJ contact you ASAP.”
When the day of came around and I still hadn’t heard, I was super nervous. I was supposed to call at 9:00 am that day, but I forgot. Which, is kind of my fault, and kind of not, I was getting married that day, it’s not like I didn’t have other things on my mind! So when I remembered it was about an hour before the ceremony was supposed to start. We were already at the church and I was just about to get my massage (one of my BM’s is a massage therapist!), so my sister (MOH) called instead. She actually got the number to call the ACTUAL DJ (why didn’t I think of this two weeks ago?). When she got a hold of him, he said he couldn’t come because of transportaion issues, he lived about an hour away from the reception site. He also said he made the company aware of this. By now, I am freaking out, but I have to walk down the aisle soon, so I decided to forget about it until the ceremony was over.
The ceremony was perfect. I was happy, and instead of crying, I was laughing! I discovered I’m not really a cryer when I am happy, I’m a laugher. So I was trying to hold back giggles when my DH was saying his vowels instead of tears. Which in turn made my Maid/Matron of Honor want to laugh too!
After the ceremony, we continued working on the DJ problem. The company we hired started dodging our phone calls and we decided it was time to find a replacement. We are sooo extremely lucky we were able to find a replacement DJ on such short notice on New Years Eve. The DJ we ended up with was wonderful, he did an excellent job, and really came through in a pinch.
The reception was great, the food turned out well, so did the centerpieces. I did find out something important though. Apparently it’s not a family wedding unless someone bleeds. At my brothers wedding a few years ago, one of the groomsmen fell and got a bloody nose. At my wedding my sister fell and cut her arm and my dad face-planted and got two cuts on his face! Everyone is ok, but at the time I was worried that my dad broke his nose and that my sister was going to need stitches!
The honeymoon was wonderful, we went on an Eastern Caribbean cruise. The sea’s were a little rocky but other than that it was great!
I am enjoying married life, except dealing with the DJ issue. I tried calling them today and every number I have for them rings busy. I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. I found out in the last year that company has had 37 complaints and 20 of them have not been responded to. It looks like the only way I will get any money back is if we sue them. I haven’t decided if this is the way to go yet or not. I need to talk to the Attorney General first and then make a decision. Once I have I will be more than happy to leave terrible reviews for them all over the Internet, but until I at least try to get my money back, I will be keeping mum. If you are interested in knowing what company it is, please PM me and I will tell you. They are a national company, so it’s not just someone local I was dealing with.
Loving the married life, and so glad to be back home!