“I’ve discovered that some people don’t really know the nuances of a dress code. But how can they, when many never had the opportunity to attend a formal gala or fundraiser events. Many have ‘prom’ as their point of reference. I knew that I’d be facing this during my wedding, and I wanted it to be black-tie. Even made booklets with examples of what that looks like — yet we had people show up in jeans or summer dresses. But there were a lot of other mishaps as well…”
“We had people show up that I don’t ever remember inviting — we went from 75 guests to 150. Thankfully, there was so much food and liquor, but the guests also ended up packing a lot of it to go. My husband and I didn’t get a chance to eat and were literally so hungry by the end of the night, but there was no more food left at the end.
It was meant to be a wedding with no children, yet I ended up having two flowers girls, a ring bearer, and a whole pre-school of kids I’ve never even heard of. One guest snatched a few flowers off my bouquet and gave it to her daughter. Some older guests were very unhappy about the music, and one lady, threw a fit about us going to take a few portraits. But the best part of it all: By the end of the night, my husband crashed a U-Haul into my best friend’s truck, and I threw my ring across the giant venue.
We are now getting a divorce. I think weddings, especially the preparation part, can tell whether the couple will survive. My husband nor his family helped, and most guests were either his friends or family. And I am not talking about paying for stuff — I did it all by myself. A sh*t show.”