Wedding planners have to contain the insane amounts of crazy that even seemingly normal people contain. That special day brings out a lot of feelings in people, but usually they aren’t as crazy as this story! Even with all the hours of planning for a wedding, at least one thing is bound to go wrong. We can only hope that most weddings are not this bad! (Content has been edited for clarity).
“During my first year of business, I worked with a family on their wedding. I didn’t work with the couple getting married though, I coordinated mostly with the parents of the bride. I had not been warned of any family drama until the bridal party was walking in the door for the grand entrance, and I hear the bride and sister repeating, as if hyping oneself up, ‘Get lost, Debra.’
Debra is the bride’s mother, and I quickly got a crash course of her style of crazy.
Due to the family drama, there were no planned speeches. However, the mother of the groom took it upon herself to give a toast. Although completely understandable, there is a schedule for a reason in these types of situations. Soon after the groom’s mother gives her toast, the father of the bride approaches the DJ for the mic so he could give a toast. The poor bloke looked like a deer in the headlights, unsure what to do. Obviously it’s a normal request but again, he had been warned about the mother, not the father right?”
“The father barely got five words out before the mother took the microphone from him and launched into a (very narcissistic) speech about how it wasn’t easy being a doctor’s wife and it was so hard to conceive the bride. I’ve never in my life heard nor expect to again hear the word placenta used in a wedding toast. Eventually, the mic was cut and we got it away from her, but it was after the bridal party and family had tried and failed to use normal social cues to intervene.”