So I'm already married, but we didn't have a reception, so me and my husband saved up to throw a reception party and have the dances and cake etc . I had everything planned out, and everyone else disappointed me greatly. My husbands mom and her husband were dj-ing, and I burned cds and I understand that not everyone is a metalhead like me and my husband are, so I had songs set up for like the first 2 hours and then they could have played whatever they wanted. First, I wated to take pictures before we went in, rounding everyone up for the pictures was a nightmare. Then I wanted to be presented as husbad and wife before walking into the building to a song called "Love at first fright" we were presented, and walked in on clapping and then silence before we got to our table. And then I just turned around noticing our food was still in the refrigerator, so I ran to get that, and I come out of the fridge and THEN the song was playing. I literally told them an HOUR BEFORE. Not to mention I wanted the stereo set up on Friday , but they went over to my husbands sisters house to hang out with the baby instead. I wanted to cry for my husband because his family caters to his POS sister who lives on welfare because she doesn't want to work and has everything handed to her, while my husband busts his ass and if he has any problems, he's on his own with the exception of me. So they played my music while we ate which I had planned to be more of just rock music since I know they don't like my music anyway, but for the dollar dances, I wanted my music. The first metal song that came on, he switched it halfway through and continued to play 80s music. Do I look like I'm in my 50s? No. Do I look like I even have any interest in horrible 80s music? No. What the fuck was that? So I didn't hear the rest of my music for the rest of the night, which was extremely important to me. There were so many people that didn't show up it was crazy. So it was like half empty. No one wanted to dance,
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Reality is a bitch. Not everyone is going to have a wedding like the ones we see on TV. I'm kinda worried about that, actually. I know what you mean about having the place half empty and nobody showing, I've wondered about that and it's kind of whack. That's kinda why, if I got married, I'd hope to heaven that my girl wants something small and private.
As for the music, ya that sucks. It sucks even more than they're your in-laws and they still couldn't come through. I mean, even if they don't like your music it IS your wedding so they should have done what you wanted. There's no excuse for that. But then again, that's why you don't hire family to do that kind of thing. You would have been better off just setting up your phone to a P. A. system, seriously, then play whatever you wanted.
About you overreacting: Well, I think you're within your rights. I get it. I think weddings are more of a big deal for chicks anyway so yeah, you're excused. But at the same time it's all water under the bridge. Make mental note of the shit you SHOULDN'T have done then advise your own kids one day of what to avoid, like Rule #1 Don't hire your dead beat family as DJ.1