I run a small Indian restaurant in a fairly large city. A huge part of our business if catering for weddings which mean I get to deal with crazy brides at least a couple times a week, if not more.
The one thing I don't understand is why brides won't listen to me when I'm explaining the spice levels of the dishes they want. We are a authentic Indian restaurant, and our food is spicy though we do give you a choice on just how spicy you'd like for it to be. If I, someone who's been doing this for 5 years now, am telling you that its not a good idea to order Chicken Curry hot, it probably isn't. It doesn't matter if you can eat it hot, chances are 99% of your guests can't and are crying after eating two bites.
I, obviously, want to make as much money as I can from each event but I won't lie to you. If you give me a budget, tell me how many people are coming to your wedding & if you want meat, I can tell you exactly what you can afford. I will even substitute a dish for a bit higher priced one, if you treat with me respect.
My restaurant and I will always give the best possible for a event, no matter how you treat my staff and I. However, if you behave and are not a psycho bitch, then we will go out of our way to make your wedding day even more special.
~ Hot & Spicy