A sorority sister of mine (I'll call her A) got married this past weekend. I didn't go, but my best friend Heather did so of course we talked about it yesterday. A is your quintessential Southern girl - very sweet, polite, by-the-book when it comes to manners and such. I was really surprised by the following:
1) It was almost 100 degrees here on Saturday with almost 100% humidity. By dinner time, it was still in the mid 90s and really sticky and miserable. They served dinner to the guests (200+ people) outside under tents. The bride, groom and their immediate families ate INSIDE in the a/c.
2) The band only performed during the cocktail hour preceding dinner and then for the first dance and parent dances. They stopped afterward so no music for the guests to dance. It can't be a religious issue because they served beer and wine and did the parent dances so IDK what the deal was here. Heather said she left at this point because there was nothing else to do.
3) There were 10 bridesmaids - none received any sort of gift from the bride. Nada. Not even a thank you note from the bride.