- 7 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
I am a member of a local performing company. Our season runs from the beginning of April through the end of May. Rehearsals start at the beginning of February. We’re a very tight-knit group of about a hundred performers, and several of them are like my family.
Fiance and I got engaged last December, only a few months after I moved back to the US after living in Japan for two years. Thus, I had had a significant amount of time away from my performing company, and I had forgotten some of the details of its schedule. Thus, when Fiance and I chose January 14, 2012 as our wedding date, I didn’t think about the fact that one of the Saturdays in mid-January is traditionally the date of auditions for the group.
Coming up on a year later, I’ve had plenty of time to reintegrate myself with the company, and I’ve even been asked to be an instructor for the upcoming season. I’ve invited about half the company, the people I feel closest to. This includes the company director and all the head instructors. All those people, however, are required to be at auditions because they are the judges.
Normally, the company doesn’t start making the schedule for the upcoming season until November. Since I now knew that my wedding was potentially up against auditions, I made sure to send out the invitations for all the people related to the performing company extra early, and I sent them out toward the end of October. I’ve even gotten several RSVPs already, including one from one of the head instructors, who said he would be there.
Well, it was announced today: they’ve elected to hold auditions on January 14th. That means several of my guests, including one who has already responded that he’ll be there, are going to have a major schedule conflict, and they won’t be able to make it.
I hoped that my wedding would be important enough that they would schedule auditions for the next weekend (and, in fact, the head instructor I’ll be working under this season said that was probably the case). It looks like it wasn’t, though, and now a bunch of people I really want to be at the wedding won’t be there. 🙁
I’m feeling pretty upset now. I’m not really looking for advice, since I don’t think there’s much I can do, but it’s pretty upsetting nonetheless.