I just thought I would share something that happened to my cousin’s last year during their wedding. This is going to sound farfetched but I assure you its 100% true and even today my dad still has a hard time believing it.
Now my dad’s side of the family is pretty well off (my dad is not). So they all have very lavish weddings. My cousin was marrying her husband in Sydney (we are Australian) and as my mum does not really get on well with dad’s side of the family and I was living with my grandparents quite a distance away, my father and sister attended the wedding. It was held at a very expensive function center and afterwards the wedding party went to a posh motel in the heart of the city. Because my cousin could not get time off work for a honeymoon, the couple decided to splash out on the penthouse suite for a few nights and paid for her parents and in-law’s rooms for the night at the same motel. The rest of the honeymoon cash was put away for a house deposit. Very wise in my opinion. The wedding and reception went without a hitch; the trouble then starts.
The newlyweds get taken to their room only to discover that it is not the penthouse suite that was booked. The mix up seems obvious, the wrong Mr and Mrs. Smith were taken to the wrong rooms. It seems simply enough to fix, the porters take the luggage of the newlyweds up to the penthouse to explain the situation to in-laws….who promptly explain back that they had made the change!!!! They did not like the”pokey little room” their son had booked for them!!!! (Pokey meaning spa, egyptian cotton sheets, plasma tv’s ect). Well as you can imagine the newlyweds were floored. They thought it was a joke at first but it turns out that the in-laws were serious. They had on their bath robes and refused to vacate the room. My cousin’s hubby had gotten the staff to set the room up with rose petals and gift baskets from some guests had been sent up. Their wedding gifts had also been taken up as they would be a few days there.
Well, short of causing a scene as fellow guests were coming/going and some of the wedding party had come to find out what the problem was, cousin and hubby went back to the ‘pokey’ room and spent the night. The next morning they were informed that the room had been vacated and they could go up. Not only had the in-laws stolen their wedding night room; the petals had obviously been cleaned up, the in-laws had drank the French champagne the hubby had ordered and rifled through their gift baskets. But the WORST of it was they had OPENED the wedding gifts!!!!! The paper had been cleaned away by staff but the presents were strewn everywhere.
I know that the newlyweds did not speak to the In-laws for a VERY VERY long time. I cannot imagine how embarrassed the hubby was. Why did they do it? General conclusion is that because hubby came from a rich family and the bride a “less well off” one, they resented being given the same class of room as the “poor relations” and wanted something to show their status. Well, it showed it alright, it showed how low they are… 0517-11