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#1 NYJen

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    Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:35 PM

    Ok, so a few weeks ago I went to my co-workers wedding in Montreal. What a disaster!!!! I felt so bad for him and his new wife. Here's some of what happened.

    1. First of all, there were no directions or hotel information included with the invitation. I ended up getting lost and missing the ceremony. (I was not happy.)

    2. The place cards were not in alphabetical order so all the guests were in a clutter around the table trying to figure out which table they were to go to.

    3. When you walked into the ballroom, there were no table numbers on the tables. No one knew where to sit. Groups of friends were split up and the brides parents ended up in the back of the room.

    4. The centerpieces were suppose to be balloons but they had all deflated. Looks like the hotel blew them up the night before.

    5. The DJ brought one speaker but it was a Bass speaker. Whenever someone spoke into the microphone, you couldn't hear them and all the music was too low and distorted.

    6. The MOB closed the bar even though my co-worker paid to keep it open.

    7. Dinner consisted of chicken, rice, veggies and shrimp. Another co-worker got sick after dinner even after she told the waiter that she was allegeric to shelfish and asked to have a special plate made for her. Looks like they didn't listen.

    8. The ballroom CLEARLY couldn't hold the 185 people that attended. They ended up using rectangular tables that overflowed onto the dancefloor. Making the dancing area a long narrow space and not very functional.

    9. People who never RSVP's showed up and started sitting anywhere (since the seating arrangements were all messed up anyway.) The waiters were constantly bringing out extra chairs to squeeze in at the tables. And one of my co-workers ended up kneeling on the floor while he ate his dinner at our table. (That was just crazy!!!)

    10. They definitely didn't have enough staff. (I counted 4 waiters for 185+ people.) And because of the narrow space, the waiters were bringing food to tables while walking on the dance floor in the middle of my co-workers' dance with his mom.

    Bottom line, it looks like most of the problems were with the hotel (Days Hotel.) I felt so bad for him. All of my co-workers did. We tried to play it off like everything was fine, but even after he came back to work after the honeymoon, he too said the day was a disaster.

    #2 MsShelley

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      Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:37 PM

      awww... that's too bad for them..

      The place cards were not in alphabetical order so all the guests were in a clutter around the table trying to figure out which table they were to go to.

      I have had this happen before at a wedding I went to about amonth ago.... We were all standing there forever searching fro our names...

      #3 Sarah

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        Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:43 PM

        Wow, that's such a bummer. It sounds like a lot of that could have been avoided by some better organization...less to be learned ladies!

        #4 NYJen

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          Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:46 PM

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          Originally Posted by NurseSarah
          Wow, that's such a bummer. It sounds like a lot of that could have been avoided by some better organization...less to be learned ladies!

          Yes, they didn't have a WC and the hotel didn't have an on-site person to oversee anything. I felt so bad. (I still do.) But at least it's over and I'm sure they'll look back on this someday and laugh (hopefully.)

          #5 BayBug

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            Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:47 PM

            That is too bad! That is my worst fear that people will leave my wedding and say it was the worst they have ever attended. Now I am scared!
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              Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:50 PM

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              Originally Posted by JenandBrendanWedding
              Yes, they didn't have a WC and the hotel didn't have an on-site person to oversee anything. I felt so bad. (I still do.) But at least it's over and I'm sure they'll look back on this someday and laugh (hopefully.)
              One of my friends' weddings was similar. She really didn't plan much, and didn't care about organization, so everything was a huge disaster. But, she just kinda laughed it off (she's seriously the most laid back person ever!) and although some of us were kinda wondering how she could be so "whatever" about the whole thing, it's absolutely hilarious now. One example: I sang in her wedding and had practiced my song during the rehearsal the night before- well, the sound person didn't put the tape in the player correctly and when the music started up and I opened my mouth to sing- it was on the DEMO side! Another voice came over the speakers...I didn't know what to do- didn't want to stop the song, it was during the unity candle lighting...so I just sang along with the person on the tape. It was sooooo embarrassing, but now it's hilarious. I even went and double checked the tape before the ceremony, but apparently they had flipped it over. omg, I wanted to die. That was totally an accident, but it absolutely was the way the entire day went. Sorry to hijack, this story just reminded me of that wedding!

              #7 NYJen

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                Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:50 PM

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                Originally Posted by BayBug
                That is too bad! That is my worst fear that people will leave my wedding and say it was the worst they have ever attended. Now I am scared!

                No, don't be scared, be informed. At least now you know of some things you want to make sure are taken care of.

                #8 NYJen

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                  Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:52 PM

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                  Originally Posted by NurseSarah
                  One of my friends' weddings was similar. She really didn't plan much, and didn't care about organization, so everything was a huge disaster. But, she just kinda laughed it off (she's seriously the most laid back person ever!) and although some of us were kinda wondering how she could be so "whatever" about the whole thing, it's absolutely hilarious now. One example: I sang in her wedding and had practiced my song during the rehearsal the night before- well, the sound person didn't put the tape in the player correctly and when the music started up and I opened my mouth to sing- it was on the DEMO side! Another voice came over the speakers...I didn't know what to do- didn't want to stop the song, it was during the unity candle lighting...so I just sang along with the person on the tape. It was sooooo embarrassing, but now it's hilarious. I even went and double checked the tape before the ceremony, but apparently they had flipped it over. omg, I wanted to die. That was totally an accident, but it absolutely was the way the entire day went. Sorry to hijack, this story just reminded me of that wedding!

                  That's hysterical!!! Oh, you poor thing. I would have been mortified!!!

                  #9 Jessalyn

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                    Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:52 PM

                    aww...that is so sad. I would've been so upset if I was the bride. I guess you can never be too prepared or organized or double or triple check things too many times.
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                    #10 Jessalyn

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                      Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:54 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by NurseSarah
                      One of my friends' weddings was similar. She really didn't plan much, and didn't care about organization, so everything was a huge disaster. But, she just kinda laughed it off (she's seriously the most laid back person ever!) and although some of us were kinda wondering how she could be so "whatever" about the whole thing, it's absolutely hilarious now. One example: I sang in her wedding and had practiced my song during the rehearsal the night before- well, the sound person didn't put the tape in the player correctly and when the music started up and I opened my mouth to sing- it was on the DEMO side! Another voice came over the speakers...I didn't know what to do- didn't want to stop the song, it was during the unity candle lighting...so I just sang along with the person on the tape. It was sooooo embarrassing, but now it's hilarious. I even went and double checked the tape before the ceremony, but apparently they had flipped it over. omg, I wanted to die. That was totally an accident, but it absolutely was the way the entire day went. Sorry to hijack, this story just reminded me of that wedding!
                      That would be embarrassing, but Sarah you're so together and confident, I'm sure you played it off very well.
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