- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2017
This keeps getting better and better.
This keeps getting better and better.
This is brilliant. The photo. The airport arrangements. Just brilliant.
which was it?
Wow… This seriously feels like one of those comedy movies. its hilariously entertaining but man… I really feel for the husband. With the bride constantly drunk it almost seems like she’s trying to cope with her decision with getting married to your friend.
MrsKing212: Agreed. While the story is entertaining and I agree that the bride is a lunatic, I think that OP must love the drama to not have walked away a long time ago.
OP is somewhere between complicit and enabling of the crazy. I cannot fathom why OP wants to make this crazy bride’s problems her own and can’t just walk away.
Man, and I felt sleazy at my first wedding because my too-small, size-mislabeled strapless dress wouldn’t zip up all the way…but now I feel redeemed. Ah, the schedenfreunde.
I can’t wait to hear the story of you going to the delivery room with her LOLOL
cbgg: I think that once you’ve spent time and money to go to Vegas to attend a ‘wedding’ in support of a 20+ year friend, and have not yet witnessed this, AND if you are kinda abandoned by the menfolk to face the crazy on your own, it’s not easy to simply walk away. The crazy was IN the condo with them. They helped make arrangements, reservations, and had been expecting to be part of a happy day. As it melted down, at what point do you leave? I wold have felt obligated to accompany the ladies to the strip club, sick or not. Once there, you are a bit stuck. I’d have also felt obligated to assist the bride in getting ready – she’s marrying one of my best friends, never seen her act like this before the previous night. I think many of us WOULD go through the motions of accomplishing what we took time off work and flew to do – see this couple married – it’s a normal reaction to social shock. I’d have also not wanted to give an excuse to blame the failure of the ceremony taking place on me by saying” screw this, we’re going to watch Wayne Newton – see you guys back home.” Sure, they can still try to blame it on the OP and it sounds like the bride IS doing that, but seriously, most people I know would try to placate the crazy person and get them to wherever they are going than simply walk away. The path of least resistance here was to do just that – else, the OP could have had stolen ashtrays thrown at her head.
Isilme: Thank you! You have expressed what I simply could not. I am most definitely not one for drama, nor did I want/try to make Bride’s problems mine. I strive to act from a place of empathy and do for others what I would want them to do for me.
As much as I have vented about how ridiculously Bride behaved and how horribly everything went, today my heart is heavy for her. I was talking to my BFF last night and telling her what happened. BFF thanked me for not being a crazy bride and we laughed and reminisced about my wedding day and how we enjoyed breakfast together and sang along with the radio on the limo ride to the venue, and how we giggled like we did as children while we got dressed, etc. We remembered the touching words she spoke and the funny stories she told in her Maid/Matron of Honor speech, how we went to dinner together and looked at the proofs from the photographer weeks later…
Today I am truly sad for Bride that she didn’t have a joyous day. Instead, she was anxious, drunk, crying, etc. She didn’t enjoy getting dressed with her friend; she didn’t giggle and reminisce. There was no reception, no dinner, no Maid/Matron of Honor speech, not even a toast. She doesn’t have those memories. Hopefully, in her heart of hearts she knows that I really did try to help her and be there for her. I have to believe that knowing that is better than what would have been if we had just abandoned them.
I think the best thing you can do for your friend the Groom is wait until the annulment is completed and then try to introduce him to a nice girl.
This is GOLD.
And then Bride drunken calls YOU to tell you she got married!!! Christ, what a hideous mess!! I 100% believe every word of it because I’ve seen this sort of drama just exploding around like a huge nightmare. There is no where to hide!
Feel so bad for Groom who will wake up thinking ‘oh god I’ve just ruined my life’, but it’ll be fine. I look forward to your hilarious posts detailing the count summons and the change off identity which will no doubt occur in the future events of crazy.
Also- thank you OP for sharing this hideously entertaining story. I’m not one to indulge in a drama but this has properly been the best end to a 12-hour computer-based workday! Please start another thread with info about Groom’s family- I’m hungry for more about Sister and Brother. This is like something from Eastenders (I think that’s what it’s called?!!)!!!
Any updates?! Did they get home? Are they still together?
I can’t even imagine the horror on grrom’s family’s face right now…
I for one DO NOT feel sorry for the groom. He went into this with his eyes wide open. He knew what she was like and married her anyway. So nope, no tears shed for him.
Also, I would’ve “noped” out of this situation a long time ago if I were you OP. The fact that you didn’t doesn’t make you a saint in my eyes, it makes you either a doormat or someone that thrives on drama. Maybe it was like a car crash and you couldn’t look away. I don’t know.
Very entertaining story for sure though. I can’t lie that I enjoyed reading it. I truly hope you never speak to any of these people again.
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