Ok I officially have my first vent moment and it’s loooooong. ;-) My venue is at a ski resort in January. Originally when we visited they told us that FI, our photographer and I would be able to take a snow cat to the top of the mountain for pictures after the ceremony. I said yes, we definitely want to do that, we had already looked into it before we went to the venue as it was one of our reasons for choosing it. In this same conversation we worked out the timing of the ceremony and reception. The ceremony is starting at 4:30 pm. I just emailed our venue coordinator this week to voice a concern that if we go on the snow cat after the ceremony, at 5:00 pm it could possibly be too dark outside. I asked her to let me know the sunset times for that time of year to quell my fears or possibly to decide to move the ceremony up a half-hour. She just wrote back to me and told me that “so sorry for the missunderstanding [sic] but the only time the snow cat can take you up is before the ceremony either at 3:30pm or 3:15pm, so let me know which time you want to do it so I can put it in your file.” Umm, first of all it should already be in our file since we said we wanted to do it back in April, and second, why the eff would I want to go up a mountain and trudge around in the snow in my wedding dress and let the wind go crazy on my nicely styled hair before I even walk down the aisle? I was happy to do that after the ceremony and family pictures, but definitely not before. I know the timing is not a safety thing because they run the snow cat until midnight in the winter. I’m sure it’s just that another group is now using it at that time and she forgot/didn’t write down that she had already told us we could use it. I really wanted that picture on top of the mountain, but now it looks like there’s no reasonable way for us to do it, AND I feel like a total bridezilla for being as angry and sad as I am right now. So please come to my pity party and if you have any choice words for our venue coordinator, I’m all ears.