(Closed) Wedding reception disaster

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 17
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446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Italybound:  Interesting that they disrespected your wishes and acted like greedy brats, yet your husband is the “disgrace” in the family. Screw them.

Post # 18
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164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh hell no! She was embarrassed and took it out on you. I am so sorry that happened! I hope she pays you a proper apology other than saying she feels “judged”. What she did was terrible and she needs to recognize how much it hurt your and your husband.

Post # 20
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982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Italybound:  I would have said the same thing to her. Bringing the children into the party may (or may not) have been an honest mistake on her part. But the way she handled it afterwards was totally uncalled for. She put a damper on your wedding recpetion that can never be taken back, and she may have even put bad feelings towards you onto other people. Totally unacceptable. 

Post # 21
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1914 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

You did go above and beyond to accommodate them. Do not let them ruin your reception! I would be upset about it too, but they were completely out of line. That behavior is absolutely unacceptable and I do hope your husband talks to them if it continues to be awkward. I’m really sorry that happened to you, and please remember you really did do everything right.

Post # 22
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1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Italybound:  Good for you for standing up for yourself!!

Post # 23
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3633 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

I will be a lone voice. I don’t understand why having children on the dance floor, after all of the toasts and food and adult things have been completed, is such a big deal. Personally, I would have thought it fun to bring out the little kids since, apparantly, they are staying up that late anyway. I would think that the parents planned to leave soon after bringing them to the reception room, anyway.

I would not have made a big deal about them being there. By that time the party is prety much over, why create a scene?

But that said, if the mother was thinking clearly she should have got that vibe loud and clear that NO CHILDREN–EVER at the party was the deal. And those who racheted up this conflict (husband’s uncle?)  acted as badly as anyone. 

I wonder how much all of this behavior by everyone involved was influenced by alcohol.

Post # 24
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1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am so sorry.  This is why I dont even like the idea of babysitting at wedding location.  Some people have no consideration.

Post # 26
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Italybound:  thank you for this!  I feel as though I am going above and beyond for my in-laws (letting them invite their full guest list event though they cant contribute and I have never met more than half the people, providing shuttle service at my own cost, etc) and I know they will find something to complain about.  I will try very hard to not let it ruin i for me, knowing that its unavoidable anyways!

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