My friend Patty was a BM in my wedding four years ago. Her daughter, Priscilla, was about seven at the time. Priscilla liked to be the center of attention and was going through a bratty stage that lasted about five years.
When Priscilla found out that her mother was to be a BM, she cried and cried because she wanted to be a flower girl. I had already given the job to a girl from my family. Priscilla took center stage at my shower and made it her job to entertain my guests.
Comes the day of the wedding and we are in the church having pictures made prior to the ceremony. Patty had instructed Priscilla’s father to bring her just before the wedding, so that she could hang out with us as we got ready, I suppose. Asharah's comment: That would have been the first mistake!
Priscilla walked into the church weeping and it went downhill from there. We tried to include her in the photos but she had herself so worked up that she couldn’t stop crying. I tried to call her over to me so that I could try to talk to her and soothe her, but she screamed “NO!”
Eventually Patty took her into the hall and spanked her. Asharah's comment: That was probably the one thing her parents did right that day!
At the end of the ceremony as my husband and I were walking up the isle Priscilla ran into the isle to hug us both. Luckily she was toward the back of the church. The worst was when we were being announced at our reception. Immortalized on our wedding video are my husband and I walking out as we are being announced as Mr. and Mrs. for the first time. As we start to walk out Priscilla is next to us, trying to take my other hand. I pull away but she inserts her hand into the crook of my arm. When we arrive in the middle of the dance floor and face our guests, who are all clapping and cheering for us, I hand Priscilla my bouquet to keep her occupied and get her off my back. A few seconds later she is trying to hand it back, using it to smack me on the butt to try to get my attention! Asharah's comment: And where the heck were her parents?
I am now expecting my first child. I’ve learned all too well that not every event is for children, and that if they do attend they are to understand that not everything is about them! I’m already scoping out babysitters…WeddingRugrats0919-05Asharah's comment: Priscilla may have been a brat, but I place the majority of blame on her parents for not getting her under control.