I have to say that reading these stories kind of makes my heart hurt. How people can treat the people that are SUPPOSED to be their friends and family so poorly... it kind of makes you sad for mankind in general. Ok, sorry, not trying to be melodramatic, but why can't we be respectful and courteous to each other? *sigh*
My SIL had a beautiful wedding, I did the cake and was a bridesmaid. After the ceremony there was a dinner, the B&G actually went into a separate room to eat. There was a hall for the guests, but they went into this little side room where no one else was 'allowed' to go, so they could eat their first meal together as husband and wife.
While I kind of understand, I still felt it was a huge snub to every one else. "Hey, we want your presents, but we don't actually want to be AROUND you!" Then the bride, who doesn't like me BTW, waited until I was on the opposite side of the hall cutting the wedding cake that I made to pop out and do their toast at the table where the wedding party sat.
I was the only one not up there, so I wasn't in the video. I felt that was pretty rude. Then they went back into their little room and expected me to bring them cake to share.
All of a sudden I was their personal waitress. Nice. Snub me, then make me your slave. Awesome.