regarding all the wedding threads?

(32 Posts)
lunar1 Wed 09-Mar-16 20:29:29

What the hell happens at the weddings? Did your children go in the end, were there other children there?

Did the woman from years ago get the train across the country without her family, with the cake and wait in the hotel for her evening invite?

Did the world end due to the seating arrangements, did you refuse to go because of the poem asking for money?

Brides, did the bridesmaids refuse to lose the weight, throw the shoes at you that they couldn't walk in even though they matched the dress so well? Did the bitches turn up at your special day with there 4 week old despite it being a child free wedding-when they could have so easily expressed enough for three days or left the baby with a strange hotel sitter.

And more importantly, do all the people who start a wedding thread get eaten by monsters before they can tell us what happened? Will I be eaten by monsters as there is wedding in my title?

lunar1 Wed 09-Mar-16 20:30:15

Oh dear, I missed my AIBU! AIBU to want to know how it all turns out?

redexpat Wed 09-Mar-16 21:07:37

YANBU! I think Gluezilla was the only one who updated. Sometimes like with so many threads on here it seems to be about a wedding, but that is just the surface. After a while a whole other set of issues is revealed. See the thread called social obligation as an example of that.

AddToBasket Wed 09-Mar-16 21:15:50

YANBU. What happened at the Ritz?

LittleRedSparke Wed 09-Mar-16 21:30:56

I thought you were going to say "why didnt you just fucking refuse to go"?

but this is MUCH more interesting!

carefreeeee Wed 09-Mar-16 21:39:16

Lol! Seating arrangements were changed, several times, not at my request, before the wedding, and all ended in chaos when an unexpected guest had to be given a seat at the top table, the best man was too drunk to do a speech, the groom refused to do a speech, and I ended up sitting next to a distant relative who wouldn't stop telling inappropriate (very graphic) stories about his "bedroom activities" during his early married life. All I could do was get drunk. Luckily champagne was flowing. Out of all of the weddings I have attended over the past 10 years (must be over 50) this was by far the most entertaining.

lunar1 Thu 10-Mar-16 07:54:28

Carefree, that is an alarming number of weddings to have been to! Drunk sounds the best way forward.

EdithWeston Thu 10-Mar-16 07:57:11

I always wanted to know whether the nephew had green hair on the day...

dudsville Thu 10-Mar-16 07:58:11

Fabulous, a general wedding update thread!

Carefree, sounds like you made the best of a bad situation, mmm, champagne!

FruStefanOla Thu 10-Mar-16 08:03:28

AddToBasket. Was the Ritz wedding thread the one with the posh Brits (groom's side) and "feral Australians" (bride's side)?!

lunar1 Thu 10-Mar-16 08:11:03

I'd completely forgotten the green hair one, how can we not know the outcome!

Eastpoint Thu 10-Mar-16 08:15:29

Is there a general wedding topic? I've been married a long time, long enough that my nieces & nephews are getting old enough to marry & it would be handy if all the threads were all in one area, like infant feeding, which one could ignore.

lunar1 Thu 10-Mar-16 14:27:10

That would be good, I always lose the threads after a bit!

FruStefanOla Thu 10-Mar-16 16:10:11

<waves> at Eastpoint

There is a wedding topic www.mumsnet.com/Talk/wedding

Although I guess the more outrageous wedding stories always happen in AIBU or Chat grin

Cutecat78 Thu 10-Mar-16 16:15:18

I want to know what happened to the tandem breast feeder....

anotherweddingthread Thu 10-Mar-16 16:33:45

Update on my thread from last August. Wedding still to take place (July) but have found a coach holiday that goes to the destination for that weekend - Fri to Mon - for £180 which includes coach, bed, breakfast and evening meals. Going on my own. DSis has confirmed that they are paying for meal and drinks after the registry office. I understand that they have not had many replies to their invitations so am glad I decided to go but still for the life of me can't understand why they would not get married locally and go there on honeymoon.

AddToBasket Thu 10-Mar-16 17:37:11

Yes! The Ritz one where the guests were expected to pay for the bride's family to fly over. The bride and groom were to busy spending their money on a wedding at the Ritz.

ExitPursuedByABear Thu 10-Mar-16 17:40:40

Parks arse for lots of nuptial updates.

DawnOfTheDoggers Thu 10-Mar-16 17:43:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FoxesSitOnBoxes Thu 10-Mar-16 17:44:10

what an excellent thread idea!

FruStefanOla Thu 10-Mar-16 17:48:29

That's the one AddTo!

IIRC, the groom's British (snobby) family were paying for the wedding at the Ritz specifically so that the bride's Aussie family couldn't afford to come to the UK for the wedding.

So B & G decided to ask all their friends for a contribution to pay for the bride's family to get over here. Am I right in thinking it was £500 per adult guest from the groom's side?

The OP and her DH were related to/friends of the groom. They lived somewhere in Europe, so were already planning on spending a fair amount of money on airfares and hotels to come over for the wedding and then discovered they were being asked to cough up another £1,000 (for the two of them) to go towards the Aussie relatives' travel expenses.

It only transpired further down the thread that the groom's snobby family described the bride's Aussie family as "feral" shock

ExitPursuedByABear Thu 10-Mar-16 19:42:17

Oh I remember the feral comment.

Eastpoint Fri 11-Mar-16 07:18:48

<waves back at Fru>

leelu66 Fri 11-Mar-16 07:26:52

Did the woman from years ago get the train across the country without her family, with the cake and wait in the hotel for her evening invite?

[shocked] I want to hear more about this one! Anyone have a link? (longshot)

LittleRedSparke Fri 11-Mar-16 07:39:54

Don't forget links if you can

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