- 5 years ago
I know people don’t like to read through a thread so I’m post a new one. I posted about how a couple’s invitation stated that the wedding was going to start at 3 PM but the program said 4 PM on this thread.
Let me start off by saying that this couple is very sweet and they deserved a great wedding. They were simply much too trusting and relied too heavily on their friendors and friends of friends when making decisions. That being said, they will go on to have a wonderful life together.
Anyway, I got there at 2:50 PM because I didn’t want to be late. When I got there, I was confused because only a quarter of the seats were filled. We got the program and it said that the ceremony started at 4 PM. We were assured that this was a typo. It wasn’t a typo. The girl who designed the program sat in front of us and told us that they told her 4 PM but her invitation said 3 PM as well. It didn’t start until 4:15 PM and guest were still arriving around 4:30 PM.
That’s the minor thing that I do fault the couple on. I didn’t know that I would be sitting outside in the sun with a spaghetti strap dress on for two hours. Had I known, I would have put sunblock on. My lips are now burned too.
The very top thing that went wrong with this wedding was a terrible wedding planner/DOC!
The wedding planner came highly recommended by a family friend. Turns out, it was her first time planning a wedding. This couple was so nice and sweet that they trusted her “vision” of their day. Six months before their wedding, they considered firing her because she “wasn’t doing anything.” Less than a month before their wedding, she kind of dropped off the face of the earth – wouldn’t answer phone calls, texts, or e-mails. They went ahead and started to book another wedding planner/DOC. The day after they spoke to someone else, she finally called them back. She convinced the bride to keep her on. I wouldn’t have but anyway…
The wedding planner was awful and rude! She kept on ripping presents out of our hands. I asked if there was a card box and she said in a very short and rude way, “No, just give it to me!” and snatched the card out of my hand. It has cash in it and I will ask the groom when he comes back to work if he got it.
ETA: The couple also found out that the planner hadn’t booked the things she was supposed to book. Three weeks before, they were rushing around to make sure that things were done. The program she had a designer made were so bad that the couple had to get another person to make the programs. In generally, I believe she was hard to work with and extremely disorganized. She had no idea what she was doing. She was able to guilt her way into this couple’s wedding.
The caterer was another family friend but a professional caterer. They got a great deal and the food was pretty good. The thing was though that she hired 14-16 year old boys to serve. They had no clue what they were doing. They dropped off stacks of plastic cups at every table and we had random plastic plates. Our table was filled with trash by the time we started dinner. Dinner started late and was disorganized as well. When we were finished with dinner, we had to go throw our own trash away which was no problem except we couldn’t find the trash can. My husband thought that they were relatives but no, they were not. The caterer was a professional and she hired these boys to serve.
The DJ another friend of a friend. He was nervous and had no clue what he was doing. I’m sure he’s used to being a club DJ. The music was way too loud – we were seated as far away from the speakers as possible and we still had to yell to talk to each other. When he introduced the couple, he introduced them as Mr. and Mrs. “John Smith” – “John Smith” is the groom’s brother’s name.
I feel so bad for this couple because I know they paid a lot for these vendors. They spent a lot of time and effort on their wedding. Things didn’t go according to plan but when it comes down to it, they are married and happy! They will have beautiful pictures to remember their day.