- 10 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
So months of planning….the dress, the hair, the make up, the caterer, yadda yaddah yadda. We planned to have our wedding in an historic rose garden. Of course, it not only rained but it was a HUGE TROPICAL STORM…. ok, no problem. We had two tents to shield from the storm…. We are still getting married, so that’s all that matters. Right before I put on my shoes to get ready to leave…..I received a phone call.
It was the caterer. She informed me that she was in an accident and that she was fine but that there is no food or drinks for the wedding. Now of course, I was concerned about her well being and safety…however….something was gnawing at my conscious. You see, I had been having problems with this caterer prior to signing the contract and leaving a deposit.
She canceled out on us several times during the “tasting’ period. By the second cancellation, I began looking for another caterer. I quickly realized that on our budget and such short notice that not many caterers could take us as clients. However, when this caterer did finally show up to the tasting, she was excellent. Her food was wonderful and her presentation was even better. We signed a contract and paid the deposit and I felt a big weight lifted off of our shoulders.
Well the day of the wedding, with no food or drinks, we spent almost an hour trying to figuire out what restauraunts would cater to such a large gathering. As a result, I was late walking down the aisle…I felt miserable. I took off my wedding dress and wrapped my sari around me, threw on my flip flops and went to get married. The only thing I wore from my wedding wardrobe was my cage veil. We would figuire out the food situation after the ceremony. However, I felt miserable. I worried for my guests and I was upset that I kept everyone waiting trying to find accomadations. In the end, we wound up ordering food from one of the best Cuban restaraunts we know and had the reception at my brother in laws house. All the money we spent on all the hoop la and we didn’t used most of it.
And I can’t believe I didn’t cry that day at all…..I think I was eitheir too numb or too happy or both. I think I left everything that happened that day at bay and chose to deal with all the disasters that happened at a later time.
And the caterer…..well, she promised our money back on several occassions but never showed up. We are now looking forward to our court date next week. I believe she never intented to cook for our wedding. I believe she scammed us.
And so because of this….I would like to whisk my husband off this Spring to celebrate our 1 year anniversary in Paris or Venice and renew our vows. Just us. And I want to have a chance to wear the wedding dress he never got to see. And I want to have a chance to walk with him on a sunny day celebrating a new day of marriage.
What’chall think?? …… to be continued…..