- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
OK, let me preface this post by saying I know that in the long run, this is so not a big deal, and I need to just get over it, and I’m hoping you bees can help me put this into perspective. I am sure a lot of brides have had way more annoying things happen than this.
OK, so here is some very brief background- we had our wedding 2 weeks ago in Vegas. We got married at a hotel chapel and had our wedding dinner at a very fancy restaurant in the same hotel. It was a wedding package, so there was very little for me to do, which was great. We decided to invite only siblings, parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles- no first cousins. We each have about 50, most of whom are married with their own kids. So, we had to leave them out. The one exception was my husband’s first cousin, who was in the wedding. Anyways, we hear through the grapevine that a different first cousin was really hurt and wanted to come. Plus, he was my husband’s brother’s boss. We decided to invite him and his wife, which was maybe opening a can of worms but oh well. So, we invite him.
He sends back a decline, saying they just don’t have the money. OK, no problem. A few weeks before the wedding, he calls and says it turns out they are able to swing it, and will be coming. So, now we’re at about 30 people. Fine.
So, the day of the ceremony, they don’t show. Well, we’d paid for their plates ($90 each), but I thought, oh well, it happens to every bride, and 2 no shows isn’t the worst thing in the world.
Well, they were waiting for us at the restaurant. Their story was, they had gotten stuck in traffic, arrived to the chapel 5 min late, and weren’t allowed in. That is possibly the truth. We tell them no problem, go ahead and take a seat. My husband’s cousin’s wife, who I have never met, proceeds to sit down and order, right off the bat, a champagne and a mojito. At a 5 star restaurant in Vegas, that’s probably about $40 worth of alcohol. She continues to double fist her very expensive drinks for the duration of dinner, and tries to order a round of shots for the table. Luckily, my bridesmaids told her no. She was like, why? It’s a wedding! We don’t have to pay for it!
After they finish eating their main course (but before the cake comes out) my husband’s cousin comes over to tell us that they have been up since 4 am, and are completely exhausted and going to bed. And oh yeah, congratulations. We find out later they went out to Club Tao. I guess I should be grateful they left, even if they lied about it, because we didn’t have to keep paying for her drinks, but they could not have made it more obvious they just swung by for a free meal-and a whole lot of drinks. 2 weeks later and I’m still pissed about it.
Oh yeah, and here’s the kicker- this cousin and his wife got married 2 years ago. They had a cash bar at their wedding.