I spent two years planning and every spare dollar putting together my dream wedding. The venue I was in love with, I had to book 2 years in advance. It was a gorgeous garden in a park, complete with garden house. I paid the top price to book the venue for the entire day, and to make it a private event that was closed to the public. (There are fences and unlocked gates with 'Closed for private event signs.) Our ceremony was beautiful and went as I had hoped. After, we moved into the garden house for dinner. While dinner was being served, ANOTHER COUPLE CAME INTO THE GARDENS, AND GOT MARRIED! As dinner was wrapping up and people began moving back outdoors, my priest mentioned that the other bride and groom were getting closer to where most of my guests were, doing photos. It ended up with the other bride calling my husband a pussy, and a very large feud between the couple and many members of our wedding party as the venue director arrived and escorted them out.
A lot of my guests were very riled up. And I'm still angry as hell. All that planning, patiently waiting for an available date, and another bride showed up to my wedding! Although my family and friends were very supportive, I'm still so embarrassed. On top of it being so tacky that the other bride and groom showed up, I'm embarrassed about the screaming and yelling.
I worked and dreamed so hard over this one day, and it's hard to imagine I'll ever remember it fondly. As much as I'd like to just forget, every time it comes up, I am so outraged by what this couple took from me.