- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
Background: I have lots of bridesmaids. Maybe this was not the best choice, but whatever, too late now. My sister is Maid/Matron of Honor, 4 friends from college are BMs, and my three cousins are BMs. My one cousin (15 y/o) is the coolest chick ever and this post is not about her. My other cousins, who are sisters (19 yo and 17 yo) are driving me to be a raging bridezilla.
I’ve posted before about my total brat of a cousin/bridesmaid who had to be begged for months to tell me what dress she bought. Finally, 20985457 emails/phone calls and 2 months later, we got that issue resolved.
Now onto this disappointment. My sister/friends are planning the “traditional” bachelorette party for me and I am way excited. It’s going to a wild partying thing and obviously my cousins can’t come. So my sister and I went really out of our way to plan an “extra” bachelorette party so the girls wouldn’t feel left out.
I asked suggestions of the hive, and most of these suggestions got shot down by my two unreasonable cousins. Finally, we come up with what we believe is the best idea of all time (ha) which is going to Six Flags for the day, wearing matching t-shirts and such and going out to a fun dinner afterwards. We figure this will be fine since cousins-from-hell went to a different Six Flags last summer, so they must like SF, right? Wrong.
I send out this super-excited email with our plans to my two cousins (awesome cousin has already agreed to go, obvs). This is the email I get back yesterday:
“sorry to be a party pooper but we don’t like rides and we don’t want to go.”
I could have cried. I know I’m in bride-mode and overreacting. I am also a major people pleaser and I really wanted to plan a really special day for them. If I was a teenager and my older cousin offered to take me to Six Flags and dinner and everything, I would have been super-excited!
My mom is telling me just to ditch them for the day and take awesome cousin and my sister. I just feel so disappointed.
Anyway, please feel free to tell me I’m being insane or share your own stories of ungrateful and miserable brats ;o)