- 9 years ago
My daughter was married last weekend to a wonderful young man, and their union was indeed beautiful. I was, however, unhappy with a couple of things. First of all, the small chapel, and the reception room, which both felt very cool and comfortable the morning of the ceremony, were extremely hot at 5pm. The guests were all soaking wet by the time of the reception. The reception room, while very nicely decorated, was also miserably hot. I asked for the temperature to be adjusted, and the wedding planner kept blowing it off as “you’re in Charleston, what do you expect?” If we had wanted an outside event, we would have planned that. Also, the DJ, who had been most cooperative and involved throughout the planning process, totally let us down rehersal night. He did not have the music or the right speakers, even though he had requested that the soloists be there an hour early to practice. He was not at all prepared, only to admit to my daughter that his girlfriend had planned a dinner cruise for the two of them and he had to leave the rehersal early. He managed to pull things together for the wedding, sort of, but the music was not exactly as we had requested. What we planned on as a 4 hour reception, only lasted until about 8:30. I feel that the combination of extreme heat and the DJ not being up to par was a big reason. The ceremony, itself was precious, and they are, indeed, married. I know that is the most important thing. I just wonder if I should make an issue of this, or if I should just chalk it up to a not so perfect experience?