(Closed) Confession time: I'm a terrible Wedding guest

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Aw, I think what you did could have been much worse. If the guests were unable to hear you than it’s probably not as bad as you think.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@SillyStacey:  No so much mistakes I made at weddings, but more of a “what not to do” for my own wedding, based on things I saw. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m the guest that leaves sort of early (stay for maybe an hour after dinner is over). I don’t really care for dancing unless it’s with mostly people I know and/or I’ve got a good buzz going, and there isn’t a lot to do other than dancing at most weddings.

I’m having some non-dancing entertainment (games, lounge area, photobooth) at my wedding to hopefully take those people who feel similarly into account. Everyone is traveling for our wedding so I’d like them to have a good time even if dancing isn’t their thing.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@SillyStacey:  You sound like a hoot! I’d invite you to my wedding to liven things up πŸ™‚

Seriously, we’ve all behaved badly at some point and that’s the only way we learn. I understand that it’s not the best time to showcase it but it certainly sounds like you’ve learned from the experiences.

I hope your wedding is a ton of fun πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

These seem just like regular manners and “things you should know,” not necesarrily related to weddings.  Like, don’t heckle someone at a nice event… don’t laugh at other people…don’t use an outside voice when you are inside… and listen when other people are talking?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m pretty well behaved at other people’s weddings because I don’t know the majority of people. I am worried about my own because I tend to be loud and real goof ball around my family / friends. I don’t know much about ladylike behavior so I’m struggling. These wedding boards were a real eye opener etiquette wise.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had agreed to be a bridesmaid at one of my friend’s wedding.  I was 19, it was a destination wedding at Disney World.  Well a few months before the wedding I got a DUI (booo, stupid on my part, I know).  The court costs and other fees with it were crazy expensive, especially for someone who was just serving at a crappy restaurant.  I had to back out of being a bridesmaid.  I feel terrible about it to this day.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SillyStacey:  Oh my gosh!!!! Well at least you learned from your mistakes.

What was the name of the song, BTW?? I have to look it up!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

The biggest mistake I have made at a wedding was leaving before they cut the cake.  Oh, and not bringing a card or gift.  I honestly thought that if you gave them a gift at the shower, then you didn’t have to at the wedding.  At least, that’s what my mother always told me!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@kariface:  Me too! I attended an awful wedding recently. 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@SillyStacey:  I had a similar laughing moment. The first wedding I ever attended as an adult was of a university friend (the groom). It was cash bar so we snuck in booze and got pretty hammered. The MOH speech was kind of weird… She was almost inviting the groom for a threesome. At least that was our drunk take on it. OOur entire table couldn’t contain ourselves, we were laughing so hard. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@SillyStacey:  I am right there with you on the drinking too much and acting like an ass at weddings! At one I requested that the DJ play Gold Digger and for some reason he actually listned to me–I attempted to “get low” while dancing to it and flashed the bride’s very conservative family my underwear. At another wedding where I was one of the two BMs I ended up drunkenly fighting with my (now) FI at the end of the night instead of helping clean up–she was clearing off tables in her wedding dress while I was out back crying and screaming at FI. (Hopefully) I’ve grown up a bit in the past couple years and won’t display these bad behaviors again though! I have a wedding to practice being good at coming up in November πŸ™‚

I definitely deserve some kind of out of control behavior at my wedding after the way I’ve acted in the past!

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