It's a bad day for a white wedding
Thieves Among Us
I work as a wedding server.
At one point, the bride accused the wedding server staff of stealing her veil… then the manager found it in her room and also showed her the card swipes to her room proving only she had been in the room that day.
About 20 minutes later she was screaming at some poor front desk employee accusing her of stealing her wedding boots. Manager intervened, and after a long talk the photographer told them he had a photo of the boots on the staircase of the church. He asked if she had worn them since… when she said no, she told us it was our job to have picked them up and made sure she had them (the church was not related to our place at all).
THEN shortly after, she started opening the wedding gifts frantically inside the ballroom and screaming at anyone and everyone, guests included, saying someone stole her wedding certificate.
After that, our manager gathered the wedding staff and told us to take off our uniform jackets, empty them in front of him, then to clock out and go home. Which we all did, none of us stole anything. We heard next day the maid of honor had the certificate, and after we left the wedding was shut down completely. (CapitanMyCaptain)
All About Her
I used to be a “Bridal Consultant” at a retail store which basically means I helped couples scan things onto their registry. This one couple came in to start a new registry, which quickly turned into only things the bride wanted. Anything the groom wanted to put down on the registry was deemed as “childish, stupid, ugly, unpractical, never-going-to-be-used.”
I was cringing during the entire appointment. She kept asking for my input/opinion on everything, and I felt so bad for this guy. His bride-to-be seemed so selfish and entitled, couldn’t believe the fact that he was soon to be married to this woman. The poor man just wanted a waffle maker, who doesn’t want waffles?! (_marjaz_)
Not Floating the Bill
Restaurant manager story. The wedding dinner was on a Sunday so instead of the usual one manager on, we had the banquet coordinator come on for a few hours to make sure everyone was happy. They were a rich couple and we wanted more of their business. Their menu was $119 a person, and they had $80 bottles of red on the table.
So guests start to arrive and order obviously start ordering drinks. At this point bride and mother see this and approach the head server. They tell her that everyone except the head table are to get separate bills. That they are not planning on paying for anything but what’s at the head table.
Server finds us, tells us what’s happening and banquet manager heads over to figure out what’s going on. Seems that the bride and mother decided that their guests should have to pay, and they didn’t want to be the bad guys so they expected us to have to tell the guests. They also decided that since they are their guests at their wedding, they will drink and eat what they are eating.
We tell the people that have already arrived, half of them laugh thinking it’s a joke, once we told them the truth, they laughed and left. My job became to stay at the front and tell all the people arriving for the dinner that they are going to be responsible for their whole bill, and what the costs were.
Final guest count was 20 people. We ended up threatening legal action against them since they signed the banquet sheet stating that they agreed on 60 dinners. Best part was they paid the full 60 dinners, plus gratuity, and only had 20 people there because they wanted to save some money. (disgruntledrep)