Alcohol With Punch
“My friend’s wedding was f*cked up like this. His mother was a raging alcoholic but seemed to be keeping it in order on the day and all was going well.
Half way through the reception we hear a ruckus and notice the bride (a lovely Japanese girl he’d met through work) was nowhere to be seen. We find out that she’s locked herself in the toilet in tears. Turns out the mother of the groom had launched into a verbal racist tirade at her accusing her of ‘stealing her son’, ‘doing it to get a passport’ despite the fact she is already a British citizen and all sorts of other horrible things.
I’ve never seen a grown man punch out his own mother in public, and never before have a seen a person so deserve it. She was immediately ejected from the wedding, and as far as I know now (its a topic we know to avoid) she no longer has any contact with them. It’s sad really: she was afraid of losing her son, yet she was the cause of it.”
Did she deserve that?
“I am a wedding/special event planner in Toronto. I own my own planning company, and I have been in the industry for about 8 years. I had a really high strung groom who yelled at a one of his young guests (the kid was 12) for sitting out of his assigned seat, and told the kid and his parents to leave. Later at night, the brides father (who was single) made out with one of the bridesmaids, and the groom punched him. We had to call an ambulance, and the groom was arrested.”
Baby Mama Drama
“I have extensive experience as an events coordinator, including private events such as weddings.
The worst I’ve personally witnessed had a grooms baby mama (and ex fiancé) come to the reception uninvited. She grabbed the wedding cake, chucked it at the newlyweds, and began screaming how he was a deadbeat dad while she grabbed table wine bottles that she smashed on the ground. Everyone was stunned in shock at first, but the ex fiancé was ultimately restrained by the groomsmen. We called the police, and she was charged with assault, assault with a weapon (from waving around a wine bottle and clocking a groomsman,) and destruction of private property (both from the couple and the venue.) What a charmer. In the end, the parents of the groom asked me to arrange a lovely (and secret) private dinner for the newlyweds and their bridal party to make up for the fiasco.”