Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bride Wars

My wedding planning has officially begun, and I'm already experiencing some snags.

One huge one in particular - Another bride is getting married at the hotel the same day I am. I don't know who she is, or what she looks like, but I know that I already hate her.

The hotel houses two function rooms. I am having my reception in the Crystal Ballroom which is larger and more elegant. The other ballroom is the Presidential - very pretty, but more suited for a smaller wedding. The Crystal Ballroom is round with the dance floor situated in the middle and tables set up around it. The room is comprised of windows that overlook a beautiful garden. Unfortunately, the other bride (I hate her) is having her ceremony in the garden from 4:30-5:00. When touring, the wedding coordinator informed me that she will be OUT of the garden in time for me to have my cocktail hour out there. The hotel has recently instituted a policy that the garden accompanies receptions in the Crystal Ballroom ONLY due to issues such as this one. Unfortunately this bride is grandfathered in, and gets to have her ceremony in the garden, even though I am having my reception in the Crystal Ballroom.

I would have preferred to have my ceremony in the garden, but I'm ok with not having it at a different location called the Overlook Lawn. This is a section out in front of the hotel that overlooks the mountains. I will have my ceremony there from 5-5:30. HOWEVER, I want the other bride, her wedding party, her guests, and her ceremony chairs out of the garden by 5:30 so that I can take my pictures and for my guests to have cocktail hour.

The wedding coordinator contacted me yesterday and informed me that she wasn't sure that my cocktail hour would be set up in time at 5:30 due to the other bride having her ceremony in MY GARDEN.

Ugh. I hate her.

Please don't bother with the "it's her day too, and she deserves a beautiful day as well, blah, blah, blippity, blah." I want what I want and that is that. And yes, I know I'm being petty.

She will be out of there if I have to hoist her out myself.


  1. Don't worry I know the other girl getting married there that day... Fat and Ugly!

  2. A) YUCK.
    B) What is the deal with your wedding planner telling you something isn't possible? It is her job to make it possible! Just tell her, with a big smile on your face, that you are confident in her ability to make sure it works out. And then try your very best to NOT STRESS about it. Oh man, there are so many things I wish I had not wasted my time stressing about.
    C) You are going to have a beautiful, wonderful wedding. No matter what.

  3. Hehehehe... do I sense a slight hint of Bridzilla coming out? ;) I know it'll work out one way or the other Princess.