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I am enjoying the topics with what people would have done differently, what sort of tacky things they've seen, what to avoid, etc in the hopes that I can stay ahead of the game and not make those same types of choices. Anyone?
levioosa said:Ooh, in the last wedding I was in, they had a "Honeymoon Dance." I didn't want to because the wedding had been stressful and they're (money dances) rude, but my Dad wanted me to dance for him, put a twenty in my hand pushed me over to dance with the groom. My BFF and I danced with the groom for fun for about ten seconds and then thought it would be fun to surround the bride for like ten seconds and dance with her. So we danced over to her and she looked at us and said, "Um, you have to PAY for this." My jaw dropped but I was so shocked at her rudeness I couldn't find the words to respond in the moment.
The worst thing is hard to choose.Very worst thing was a reception at a cousin's wedding. (Second cousin, whatever) My grandma and cousin's grandma were sisters, and best friends. Went everywhere together. Shopping, Friday Bingo at the church hall, hairdresser appointments, never ending Yahtzee games. All the grandma things.Nice afternoon wedding, mass, cake and punch in the church rec hall. There was no assigned seating at the reception, and when we arrived, Grandma (of course) headed to the table where her sister was seated, and sat next to her. Not the head table, which was elevated on a stage above the rabble to display the wedding party. One of the tables in front of that.So grandma sits, asks me (okay, orders me) to run over and fetch a cup of punch for her and Auntie Rosie, and I had barely returned and put the cups down when the mother of the bride appears (Rosie's daughter) and tells Grandma that she has to move, that this table is for family only.Grandma and Rosie were stunned. Just speechless, like they'd been slapped. Auntie Rose offered to move with us, grandma said, no, you just stay right there if that's what your daughter wants, don't fuss, etc.Of course, by the time she got up, almost all the tables were pretty filled up, and we'd have ended up at separate tables apart from each other with people we didn't know, so Grandma suggested we just make a quick exit.My grandma was a tough old bird, and that was one of the only times in my life I saw her with tears in her eyes. Snubbed, insulted, and hurt at a wedding she'd been excited about for weeks. (Fuck you, Auntie Dorothea. I'm still pissed.)
I went to a wedding that was supposed to go from 1pm to 1am but all they had was cake. No booze, no snacks, nothing. And then they were surprised that people left early and no one danced? The strangest part is that they had a seating chart and place settings and everything set up to look like there would be a plated meal when there was none. So we all sat down and waited...and waited...and waited and then the Mother of the bride informed everyone no food was coming.