Best wedding stories

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When we bought the inn, the listing realtor was also an innkeeper.  Both she and the selling owner told us, "Never take the bride!!"

We have found those to be wise words.

To which I will add, "nor the groom.  Just as bad but with worse manners."

What's your best wedding story?

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Some people 'do' weddings and that's fine. Places I've seen it work they have had staff to help and someone serving as wedding coordinator whose job it was to watch over all.  

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   An agent contacted us looking to do a whole house for the wedding, and wanted to have a little party the night before at our place, plus bring the crew back after the wedding to hang out, and maybe would our dining room be a good place to have supper brought in.... NO!

   Our neighbors got all that and we got the relatives since we were so close to the party but not there for all the noise.  They were very nice and weren't around much since they were at the other place.  We run out to admire all the pretty dresses and tuxes!

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One reason I just do elopements. Everyone is wonderfully happy.

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 BEST - They were lovely. Wonderful people. All of them. The bride reserved all eight rooms and then guests got in touch to claim various spaces.

 Most of them were going to sing at the wedding ... and they sang all weekend.

 There was a horrific thunder and lightning storm that took out the power on Friday night in the entire harbor. They laughed and trooped around with lanterns and flashlights and got soaking wet and thought it was all great fun. They were respectful of the space, of me, and I was delighted to have them.

 

 

WORST - They partied hard. Drinking from arrival to departure. Drank in the morning at breakfast. Guests from everywhere (I don't know where they were booked) were on the lawn, in the road,  in the parking lot ... party time! They smoked weed in their rooms (as if I wouldn't know) and blew the smoke out the windows. Fight broke out. The harbor has no local police force, I called the sheriff who was out on a call elsewhere. They ended their own fight and passed out - one on the lawn, one on an umbrella table. Two men were violently ill the night of the wedding and left in the middle of the night. Talk about traumatized. Projectile v .... so awful. I gagged. Yes. The chambermaids threatened to quit over the mess. I did the first and second cleanings to clean out the mess and THEN the chambermaids went in. Right or wrong, I took pictures and charged those two who were sick a huge cleanup fee on their credit cards and waited for the challenge. They didn't challenge it at all. 

The other six rooms were just noisy and young partying ... lots of sour beer cans and wine bottles in the overflowing trash, left makeup and flowers and favors and food and shoes - and it was just too much. 

Luckily, they had booked the little hotel in the harbor, too, so it was all wedding guests everywhere.  I was overwhelmed and in tears after they all left. When it was all over, the owner of the hotel invited me over for a drink - but I had coffee! 

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seashanty wrote:

 When it was all over, the owner of the hotel invited me over for a drink  

 

Priceless!!!!!

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MOB reserved 3 rooms for wedding party - our suite and our one room with private entrance (perfect for bridal party to have everyone come in without disturbing us or other guests). 

Bride and groom were staying on the second night in the one big room, leaving the bridesmaids the suite.

MOB cancels honeymoon night room, leaving just the suite. Bride's sister forced to find own accommodations for honeymoon night. Bridal couple share suite with bridesmaids.

By 10 am bride had 17 unregistered people in the room. Including 2 flower girls the parents just dropped off.

They moved all the furniture in the rooms to take pictures and do makeup. There were at least 3 bags of trash we hauled out of the room when we tried to clean after they left for the wedding.

I swore no brides ever again. Then we had the one where the bridal party waited till the last minute to tell me the bride was staying, after me telling them several times 'no brides'.

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Groom:

He stayed with us the day before the wedding and planned to bring his bride back to stay with us the wedding night.

So we gave him a bottle of champagne.

His father had lunch catered and set up and served in our dining area.   They didn't clean up.   Any of it.   If I hadn't known the bride was coming, I would have left it there, but I couldn't do that to her.

They smoked cigars cuz, you know, wedding. (Outside, but still.)

The best part - after they (finally) left for the wedding, I went into his room to fluff it for the bride and found - he had shared the champagne with his buddies.   Didn't wait for her.   I kind of felt sorry for her.

Until they got home and hung around loudly in our front room.  I had to tell them to go to bed.   And they ignored me.  Literally.   I'm standing in my robe and they don't even acknowledge me.   So I started cleaning and told them, "Party over."    

 

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Bride:

She rented a tow bedroom suite and brought 5 bridesmaids. We were newbie wimps at the time and let them sleep 6 in a 4 person room. 

They soon found out that one bathroom wasn't enough so they just used another.   !!

They enjoyed a few bottles of champagne while dressing, dirtying all our juice glasses.  And leaving them all over the second floor.  In their room, in the hallway, in the bathroom they didn't pay for....

They had the make up lady and the hair lady come to our house.   And ring our bell.   And have us running to find them.

The left boxes for flowers all over the rooms, hallway and bathroom they didn't pay for.

They had pictures taken in our yard, for which, other guests had to stand and get out of the way.

The best part - the next morning, when I put out breakfast for 16, including fruit in the shape of hearts and flowers, they announced that they had a brunch scheduled, so wouldn't be eating.

We learned lessons #16 through 30 that weekend!!!

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