There's not enough time in the world to go through all the wedding horror stories we've all ever experienced, but who doesn't have time to read through a quick little round-up of just how terrible people can be? Below, just a few stories from catering professionals on how brides (...and other bridal-related people) made their lives miserable.
The bride reneged. On everything.
"I own my own bartending company. The bride and all the guests raved about how great we were all night, then the very next day the bride shat all over my company online unless I returned $450+ dollars. I used screenshots, pictures, and copies of the contract to convince the websites to have the reviews removed…I checked her account and it seems as though she made the account just to give bad reviews to all of the vendors from her wedding in return for refunds. She clearly planned a wedding she couldn't afford and ended up with buyer's remorse. You really can't buy class," - NegroConFuego.
There was bridal blackmail.
"I had one horrible bride who I planned an amazing wedding for. She raved about how much she loved the food all evening, but the day after the wedding, she wrote a bad review about the caterer on yelp, and told me she wouldn't remove it unless they gave her a discount. She's a horrible person," - Toronto_Planner.
Expectations weren't managed.
"The bride that started demanding we serve the same food at her no-frills, bargain wedding reception, as she'd seen being served at the spared-no-expense, super-rich reception being held in another ballroom. She'd paid for a cocktail reception - hors d'oeuvres, drinks, a champagne toast, and a pretty basic wedding cake - but was suddenly screaming at the serving staff to get some 'real' food in there for her guests. When they refused, she actually followed one back to the kitchens, and was trying to load up trays herself. We ended up placating her with some extra hors d'oeuvres, but she had the gall to complain to my bosses about the whole night," - casinogirl2001.
The bride knew exactly what she was doing.
"One bride [I worked with] is a lovely girl and fun to talk to/work with, but I feel like every conversation I have with her leads back to 'I want to do [really cool thing], but I only want to pay [less than 1/4 of what [really cool thing] would reasonably cost].' I've made some suggestions to her, but it's like she's waiting for me to offer her something for free just because she wants it. No...doesn't work that way," measureinlove.
It was an entirely wasteful wedding.
Working at a venue for a two-day wedding and they had ordered a lot of food with catering. Way more than they would ever eat over those two days. The bride (and her mother) seemingly worked in shifts to ensure that none of the food that was taken away or uneaten could go to the staff. She would follow waiters taking away trays to the kitchen and watch as we put them into storage. At the end of the whole event, she ordered the staff to throw away all the remaining food (we're talking about A LOT, at least [~$5,200] worth) whilst she watched. I don't ever remember seeing the groom," - MongrelManners.
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