Hi, I'm new here, but I know I am among friends. I just want to ask if anyone has had these type of problems. Has anyone had this happen?
My MIL bypassed us and our venue coordinator and called our venue directly behind out backs, spoke to the general manager, and got a shuttle arranged for FREE to pick her up and take her home so they could drink alcohol at our wedding. The General Manger said to her that it will be "[the venue]'s gift to us by providing that service."
Ugh, so you used a gift to us on yourself. Nice.
I was shocked she would do this behind our backs. I felt like FI and I were the touch-point to the venue and she should have spoken to us first. I emailed our venue coordinator and apologized, as she wasn't even aware it happened! I was worried the venue would think we were a demanding/fussy client that presumed these services were available when they clearly weren't. I was so embarrassed.
My coordinator assured me that her MIL did the same thing and it wasn't a problem (what are the odds? Really!). Since then, MIL has been on a 'need to know' basis, for fear of calling other vendors and making arrangements we aren't aware of.
Has anyone dealt with this scenario? Has a guest called a venue and made special demands? MIL had demanded a lot, but she isn't paying for this so really can't say much. I'm just wondering if I'm alone in this scenario.
She's been fussy for most of our engagement to say the least.