So, my small, 10 person wedding is in 21 days …
Two days ago, my fiancé and I found out that my engagement ring was damaged and sold to us under false pretences (by his dad), so we are giving it back and I just don’t have a ring at all. Fiance’s parents responded by telling us they’re not coming to the wedding (relationship has been strained for a long time). The best man may not be able to attend the ceremony because of his work schedule, and my maid of honor just told me this morning via facebook message that she never took off work for the wedding day and doesn’t know if she’ll be able to now since her manager is doing mega-time-off-crack-down. That leaves me with 6 people coming to the wedding and 2 maybes.
My dad and step-mom are driving up from Florida, and have been complaining about how the wedding date falls in the middle of the school year and on the same weekend as their other three kids’ piano recital. My grandparents are complaining about watching the 3 kids while my dad and step-mom come to my wedding. My other grandparents keep calling my mom every other week to see if I’ve “changed my mind” ie: decided to have a big wedding.
Family/friends/work people are all asking me why I’m not just getting married on the beach since the wedding is so small and I just want to scream at them: Catholics can’t do that so just shut up! I have a tattoo on my back that I’ve been trying to remove with laser treatment, and even though it’s faded it’s no where near gone yet.
The wedding is going to be in my fiancé’s hometown – 3 hours from where we live. I’m having second thoughts about having our friends drive 6 hours round trip for a 45 min ceremony and a riverboat dinner reception that may not even be any fun. BUT, we can’t exactly contact our home parish and have the wedding here on such short notice. I don’t know if fiancé would be okay with that anyway. We really like the church we’re going to get married at and he has a history with and loves Monsignor. Of course, Monday we’re meeting Mons and telling him that fiancé’s mom (who was the sacristan for 10+ years) and his dad (who works at the school currently) are not coming to the wedding.
I could just scream a bunch of nasty things to no one in particular right now …