So this past Sunday I had my dream wedding. It was everything I could have asked for. And as much as I could not have been brought down from the wedding high at the time, it is really bothering me now. Well after our ceremony, we did pictures. All the guests that were not in pictures headed to the reception hall, and the family, and wedding party stayed behind. After family pictures, it was just the wedding party, and then finally they left and the my husband and I left for our gift exchange before our grand entrence so that everyone could get settled at the reception hall.
However, instead of going to the reception hall the wedding party, excluding my amazing Matron of Honor, retreated to the man cave. Our Grand Entrence was no more than 30 or 45 minutes after the end of the ceremony. And of course most of our wedding party was not there to see it. I was shocked at the time, but to overwhelmed to really care. Then, there were several times when we wanted to have our first dance but once again they were all missing in action, (of course not my maid of honor). Also while we were out taking pictures with our wedding photographer, which I can say we did take a bit too long on that, they snuck off once again and hung out in the man cave for 30 minutes.
I really just kind of feel like they did not want to be there. You know like when you were a kid and your mom made you go clothes shopping with her? I guess my wedding party felt like they were being forced to attend our wedding. I mean we fed them, gave them gifts and even housed them. My husband even gave them some dancing lessons the night before. You would think, even if they didn’t want to dance that they could at least look like they were having fun. Their excuse to my mom was that they are all just introverted and they don’t like big crowds. So am I, so was my Matron of Honor. It’s called respect.
TLDR: Wedding Party left reception to hang out in man cave.