- 7 years ago
I’m getting married next weekend after a year and half engagement! 🙂 Last weekend, we received a phone call from one of our groomsmen and his wife giving us the news that their baby-sitter plans fell through. We are pretty close to this couple, because we both started dating around the same time. We’ve definitely had our differences though – mainly me and the wife. They have a one month old newborn and not a lot of family in the area, nor do they really trust just anyone to watch their baby. Out of pity for their situation – we quickly said, Yes – bring the baby, if it was a matter of her not coming at all. I mean I guess we didn’t really have a choice.
Well, now that I’ve had a couple days to think about it, I’m starting to have second thoughts – I feel like we are totally being taken advantage of. First, we pay for the groom’s tuxedo rental ($155) because they just had a kid and didn’t want them to have to pay for it with all their new expenses, plus we knew they’d somehow complain. And now we are bending over backwards to either help them find a nanny, or accommodate them at our ceremony and reception. Not to mention, the invitation says, ADULTS ONLY and obviously there are a whole bunch of other couples who also have babies/kids, which are attending the wedding.
I know this is our fault for telling them to bring the baby – but I guess I thought, they wouldn’t actually do it – out of respect for our day. I just have a feeling I know what will happen – the mother will totally show off her baby or ask her husband to help – while he’s supposed to be tending to groomsmen duties. She’s the same person that told everyone at a bridal shower for another friend, that she was pregnant and thinks the world revolves around her. Did I mention, I pretty much despise her?
Am I completely over-acting or just letting something petty get to me? I just hate that I’m being bothered with everyone else’s problems before my wedding day. I would never dream of pulling this on anyone else’s big day.