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Debbie Eberhardt, Fargo, Published September 23 2013

Letter: Mother of bride learns a lesson

My daughter recently got married. After a year and half of planning she had her beautiful dream wedding.

Toward the date of the wedding, as mother of the bride, I wanted to add a perfect touch to the wedding reception. I rented some items from a local vendor. The vendor and I did some communications via email and some over the phone.

A couple of days before the wedding, I requested via the phone that a couple of additional things be added. The items were brought to the reception place by that vendor with my understanding that he/she was going to do all the decorating. However, he/she thought he/she was only supposed to do part of the decorating. The part that wasn’t done would have taken 10 minutes to do.

Lesson learned. It didn’t get done because “someone” else was supposed to be doing it according to the vendor. So future moms of brides and brides make sure that all directions with vendors are clear and concise – who does what, when, and where and what phone numbers are supposed to be used.

I got a text sent to my land line because the vendor thought it was my cell number. And land lines are not able to have texts. I was texted because he/she didn’t want to “bother me” because I was having a busy morning. Yet I was supposed to be the one to put up the decorations.

My daughter had her dream wedding and I was very proud. But mother of the bride was very disappointed. In fact it broke my heart …