|Four people (that we know of so far) ....
||[Jul. 10th, 2008|05:23 pm]
planning discussion for Jenni and Jason's Wedding,
... decided not to respect our wishes for a dry reception (see FAQ Item #11) and chose to leave the reception area, go to the bar, and drink alcohol. (One person, who drove by herself to and from the rehearsal dinner, also chose to drink there, against our wishes.)
As long as there was going to be a wholesale lack of respect, we may as well have had the bar. It wouldn't have cost us anything, and it would have prevented us from having to deal now with those for whom what we did supply wasn't good enough.
Silly us for believing that the people who came to our wedding cared about us. We should have known better.
You know, that's just plain rude!!! Why bother coming at all if they weren't going to stick around?? Sheesh.
In related news, my best man had to forbid me from visiting the library next door to the reception site when we got married.
I wouldn't call it a wholesale lack of respect. It appears that the majority of those in attendance abided by your wishes.
In my mother's defense, I don't think she was aware that it was a big issue. Though I think it didn't help that the bartender basically acted like a pay bar, which implied that it was ok.
I'm sure you, knowing her, are well aware that she meant no lack of respect by it.
On a side note, she didn't leave the area to drink. If dad had been told they would have, I'm sure he wouldn't have gotten it for her.
I can't speak for anyone else however (really, i can't speak for her either, but she's my mother)
Well, I think in that case, she was simply casually having a drink and meant no harm.
HOWEVER...in the case of at least one other person (who also partook at the rehearsal), it was more a blatantly ignorant, aloof and rather disrespectful action, especially given the fallout from said behaviour. Big difference, if you ask me.
Yes, I'm mildy aware of that one from other posts.
I'm fully aware that the people they were specifically worried about drinking in the first place were not my parents.
i can promise I stayed completely sober (any random acts and evidence to the contrary) hehehe.
but that's just me.
i would ask who else let you down, but I don't wanna trudge it up, so I will just say, my and my daughter were totally dry for you. tada!