Post # 1
My new in-laws had convinced my husband that we should stay in town at a vacation home with them after our wedding rather than going on a honeymoon. Family is really important to both of us, so I reluctantly agreed.
We stayed at a hotel the night of our wedding, and the morning after we went to the venue to pick everything up. Our venue had given us a beautiful gift basket containing 2 personalized glasses, a wine opener, wine stopper, chocolates, champagne, wine, and a couple cutesy books about love and marriage.
Before going to lunch with some of the cousins, we unloaded the basket and anything else that could be somewhat perishable from our car.
When we came home, my new MIL (and aunts and grandma) had opened the basket–drank the wine, ate the chocolates and threw away the books. They also opened a bottle of champagne that my parents had given me, but poured out because it was so gross–it was given to my father at the hospital the day I was born, and we had no intention of drinking it because it was sentimental. They also ate our leftover wedding cake.
WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!
I was furious. In addition to having a beautiful, formal wedding the night before (and most of them did not get us a gift, or even a card, but that’s not the point), we brought back lots of leftovers to be consumed during the weekend (lots of wine, cupcakes and stuff for s’mores). They opened our gifts, and consumed them. Who does that? When I saw what happened, I was absolutely devastated and went outside to cry. Not a single apology from anyone, just an “Oops.”
Post # 3
Um, wtf is wrong with them? Are they usually like this? I would be furious.
Post # 4
Be prepared for similar behavior throughout your marriage. Behavior that uncouth is usually ingrained by adulthood.
Post # 5
As Stephanie Tanner would say… HOW RUDE!
Post # 6
that sounds terrible! I would be furious and demand an apology, or at least have your husband talk to them if they won’t. Did they at least save the champagne bottle?
I just cannot believe how oblivious someone could be! How did any of them think that behavior was acceptable? Go on a honeymoon, even a short one, and get away from those people. Maybe they will be ready to apologize by the time you get back
Post # 7
@somerrae: that is AWFUL!
so sorry they did this to you!
Post # 8
what the what!?!??! I can’t fathom how anyone could do something so inconsiderate!!!
I’m so sorry you have to deal with that!
Well…guess it’s time to go plan a nice honeymoon of your own!
Post # 9
@somerrae: oh my god… how rude of them :O
I’m speachless… I’m so sorry. I would make my guy talk to them and get some distance asap, because you are a new married couple. You need a honeymoon.
Post # 10
I agree – I would pack up and leave and go spend the rest of your time off together somewhere else.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn
Wow! I am so sorry! What a cruddy way to spend your honeymoon. I think you should leave and go do something that you both would like for the remainder fo the time you have!
Post # 12
Dang… People are so rude!!!! I mean, they *THREW AWAY* the books? How is that an “Oops”? What makes them think they can do that?
I’d be OUT of that vacation house… not staying there any longer. Ugh.
Post # 13
WHO DOES THAT?! I’m sorry, I’d be hurt and angry too.
Edit to add: go away with your new hubby if you can. The inlaws should feel ashamed of themselves.
Post # 14
Is your husband going to talk to them? I would be LIVID.
I’d also book an immediate hotel SOMEWHERE ELSE.
Post # 15
….are they for real? I would flip out. So sorry to hear that this happened to you.
Post # 16
Also, kudos to you for handling it gracefully. I would’ve lost my shit at that point!