Post # 1
I have a good story of a wedding were I wasn’t exactly on my best behaviour:
When I was about three years old I was a flower girl in my aunt and uncles wedding. My uncle is my dad’s brother, so during the ceremony while I was up at the front of the church on the bride’s side, my parents were back on the groom’s side. One of my aunts was a bridesmaid, but the rest of the bridal party were strangers to me.
Well, at some point during the ceremony I made a loud announcement… “Mom, I have to go poo!” and my mortified mother had to come get me and take me to the washroom. And the kicker is that she claims that when I got there I didn’t even go!
Needless to say, my fears of “wedding karma” are a factor in not having a flower girl at my own wedding!
What stories do you have of “behaving badly” either as a kid or an adult at weddings?
Post # 3
As an adult, I got cut off after six glasses of Chardonnay at my mom’s cousin’s wedding at a yacht club. I don’t remember if it was because I was too drunk or of it was because I was ordering drinks for my younger brother, but at any rate the bartender told me she wouldn’t be serving me anymore.
Post # 4
Maybe it wasn’t entirely my fault but I scrounged up a last minute date for my best friend’s wedding. The guy photobombed every photo AND hit on everyone women in the room incl. the bride’s mother. I was horrified!
Post # 5
One of my cousins was getting married, I was maybe 16 and we’re a bunch of wild and rowdy, stomping at the Savoy with a cocktail in your hand and your skirt hiked up kinda family, his was a terribly stuffy, conservative, traditional German family…and we knew this….so after his family’s traditional German dancers had put on a very nice show at the reception…our family had the DJ start with some good old fashioned swing music to get things started, and by the end of the party…my other cousin and I re-enacted the final dance sequence from Dirty Dancing, with the lift and everything much to the delight and laughter of our relatives and then my uncle..the father of the bride, started a group song of Jimmy Buffet’s, Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw…it was magical!
Post # 6
Yikes! I’ve never done anything crazy at a wedding, but a friend of my fiance’s got out of control a few years ago at a wedding. They had an open bar, never a good idea in my opinion, and he had a few too many. He wasn’t making a scene but he was very drunk. The bride’s father noticed and told the bartender not to serve him any more drinks. When he went back to the bar for a drink and was refused that’s when he made a scene. He told the bride’s parents they were horrible people, told the bride and groom to F off, and stormed out in a rage. Half the wedding ended up going to look for him, which pissed off the bride. Needless to say, the bride and groom didn’t speak to this guy for a while…
Post # 7
my mother would kill me if she knew I was sharing this story online but when I was a kid we went to my uncle’s wedding and towards the wee hours of the night, most of the adults were feeling pretty good. Like nona, we’re a rowdy bunch and my aunt cleared a circle on the dance floor, got down and tried to breakdance. Turns out my 43 year old aunt doesn’t know how to break dance so my uncle, the groom, came over and grabbed her hand as she lay on her back on the floor and basically dragged her around in a circle while she fist pumped with her other hand. My mother laughed so hard that she peed her pants.
Post # 8
i was that girl. it was the first wedding i attended post-21… my cousin’s. i polished off an entire bottle of red wine before dinner even started. then i was dancing with my wine glass and my (now)husband bumped into me and the glass fell and shattered on the dance floor! the people working at the venue were super quick about it, though. so i don’t think i caused too too much of a scene.
i went to bed that night at 1030, immediately after the reception ended, while the rest of my family went to the after party.
Post # 9
@Jellybones: That is HYSTERICAL! LOL. I snorted with laughter loudly at work.
Post # 10
When I was about 2 we were at my dad’s sister’s wedding. At some point there was some quiet part of the ceremony so my tells me I blurted out loudly “Speak, man!” to the officiant. There may or may not have been a poop comment as well…
Post # 11
Oy! During my freshman year of college, I went to my boyfriend’s sister’s wedding and got totally ugly smashed! It wasn’t intentional though. I was attending a Christian university that year and had a curfew. I was so drunk that I couldn’t call to tell them I was “sick and spending the night at a friend’s house” so my boyfriend’s mom had to do it for me. Then I proceeded to puke all over the steps near the outdoor dance floor. Made it back to my boyfriend’s dad’s house where I passed out.
I’d have been way more embarrassed if I was the only one. But I wasn’t! Several other people were in this condition too.
Yikes. Pretty ugly. But from what I remember, I had fun up until that point. ha
Post # 12
@Nona99: ha!! This sounds fun!
Post # 13
@Jellybones: so my uncle, the groom, came over and grabbed her hand as she lay on her back on the floor and basically dragged her around in a circle while she fist pumped with her other hand.
literally laughing out loud at my desk over this one!
Post # 14
@Nona99: Please tell me they loosened up and danced with you all like in the actual movie Dirty Dancing!
Post # 15
@Jellybones: BEST MENTAL IMAGE EVER.
Post # 16
Oh, and I am incredibly impressed, Nona!! But tell me….DID you have the time of your life?