“A family member of mine married such a ‘delightful’ woman in April 2018. They had a little courthouse wedding with a few witnesses (relatives), and that was that. Well apparently, the bride and groom decided not to tell either of their family members that they got married, which resulted in them planning another wedding for May 2019. They were already married, but she just wanted a show to put on for the family members who didn’t already know they were married.
Anyway, I wasn’t too excited about attending this wedding because I absolutely despise this woman. But I decided to go just for the groom, since he is a close relative. Now here’s where things get wild. The wedding ceremony was proposed to start at 4:00 p.m. Finally, about 45 minutes later after sitting in the wind, snow, and rain (it was about 40 degrees outside), the ceremony starts. The bridesmaids are wearing horrendously colored dresses (mustard yellow). When it comes time to read the vows, the bride pulls out her cellphone and rambles on for about 10 minutes of every romantic movie cliché quote you can think of. While reading her vows, their baby (about 18 months old) tries to run away and trips on the gravel, scratching up his face and screaming bloody murder. The bride doesn’t even flinch and continues to read her vows. A bridesmaid picks him up and takes him to the reception hall.
After the ceremony, we head to the reception hall. Food looked nice, tables and decorations were nice. Guests were eventually allowed to get up and get their food in a buffet style. A few guests were taking cupcakes at the end of their buffet trip, and the cake lady they hired literally guarded the cupcakes the rest of the time. The bride danced with her father in her dress, and then proceeded to change out of her (very expensive) wedding dress into a t-shirt and jeans to dance with the groom (who was still in his tuxedo). After that, we all had enough and decided to leave early.
A few hours later, a relative calls me and tells me the wedding reception has ended. Everyone was basically kicked out at 8:30 p.m. because the bride was upset that the groom ‘wasn’t spending enough time with her’. Apparently spending time with family members who take the time to come to your wedding shouldn’t receive any recognition at all?
Let’s fast-forward about two days later. The bride had created a Facebook event page for this wedding. She posted on this page that she wanted to thank everyone for coming and also wanted to thank those who brought gifts and money. Here’s the kicker: she wanted people to donate money to their ‘dream honeymoon vacation’. She basically said if you didn’t come to the wedding or if you didn’t bring a gift, she wanted you to donate to their honeymoon fund because their budget was very limited, and they wanted to be able to enjoy their vacation without worrying about funds. Oh, and they were leaving in about two weeks.
You kick your guests out early at your wedding because you threw a fit (might I add they were relatives who drove a couple hours or flew from other states), and now you want those same people to pay for your honeymoon? If you can’t afford to enjoy everything on your honeymoon, why wouldn’t you just save up for a few months to ensure you could have the best possible experience? Why would you rely on other people’s money just because you wanted to rush the vacation?
Needless to say, we were all flabbergasted over this request and didn’t know whether to laugh about it or be surprised. She ended up deleting that post, I’m assuming because she realized how foolish of a request that was.”