Post # 1
Okay, so maybe that’s not true, but I was talking about bridezillas with my boyfriend (which got us talking about wedding disasters) and he told me about his wedding with his ex-wife.
Here are some funny (to me) tid-bits (please don’t get offended if anything went wrong in your wedding!!):
A week before the wedding, the venue called to say they overbooked the maroon tablecloths they wanted. Instead of picking a different color, she insisted that they carry like 20 tablecloths in their suitcases. As a result, they had to leave most of their clothes they planned on bringing at home.
In the few days right before the wedding there was pretty much a monsoon (in Ohio). Crazy flooding and everything. All the bridges were closed to motor vehicle traffic, so they had to get some Amish people to take their guests over the bridge with horse and buggy.
They had planned a butterfly release, but, when they went to release the butterflies, all but one fell out dead. The ONE butterfly that flew away got hit by a car about 3 seconds later. The priest said, “Now watch as these butterflies take wing just like this marriage.” Boom. Dead butterflies. (I’m sure it was more eloquent than that.)
There was more, but I don’t remember. I know it’s terrible to laugh at this, but it was the sort of thing where all you can think is “Perhaps this was foreshadowing.”
What sort of (non-marriage ending) wedding disasters happened to you?
Post # 3
Apparently the thread posted 3 times.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t say that wedding disasters mean your wedding is destined to fail at all. UNLESS you have one of these:
– My friend went to a wedding where the bride was getting married just because she was pregnant. After she said her vows, she collapsed and sobbed hysterically for about 20 minutes.
– My stepmother went to a wedding where the bride disappeared during the reception. She finally found her in the gazebo, where she was in floods of tears and howling that she had just made a “terrible mistake”.
Post # 5
Sounds like you are just looking to justify why it didn’t work out with his ex- wife 🙂
Post # 6
LOL! Dead butterflies. Ugh I hate when people use butterflies, they never properly take care of them and they end up dying. I think the monsoon might have been a sign, esp in Ohio lol! But then again, some say a shitty wedding day is a sign the marriage will be great so who knows!
Post # 7
@JLR1982: I don’t need to justify why it didn’t work out with his ex-wife at all. They were just two very interesting people who were very uninteresting and not great *together*. I just thought it was a funny story to share.
Post # 9
@RenoSweeney24: Ha ha, my god the bit about the butterflies made me LOL. Poor little things. But seriously, the last one got hit by a car. AWKWARD. I luckily At my friends wedding the floor uplighting set fire to the best mans jacket that was hung on the back of his chair. The wedding coordinator and venue people were running around asking if the guest smelt smoke! lol. Crisis was luckily averted but what a funny story!
Post # 10
@MsBeer: Omg! lol! That’s funny! Thank god it didn’t turn into anything too bad!
Post # 11
Now I think this is all in the perspective of the person.
My wedding had lots of issues from the get go.
Originally we planned to have our wedding in a park across the street from my work and the reception at my work which was a hotel. Deposits put down and all. About 4 months before the wedding drama started popping up and my work wanted to charge me a lot more for the space. So I moved the location to a co workers/friends house who was a caterer. Beautiful property and her food was good and it was reasonably priced.
Two months before the wedding drama started with her, we gave her 5 items for our food, that was it. We had an agreed budget and she wanted to change every one of our 5 items to something she liked more and than charge an extra 50% of the agreed price. Not only that but she took her husband back who is racist and sexist so 2 months before the wedding (just after the invites were sent out) we nixed the wedding there and planned it for our church.
On the wedding morning I lost all my makeup, I bought tons of makeup for the big day and the bag it was all in just dissappeared. My mom left her car at my inlaws and we were hoping it was there so my family left to check the car, by that point we were supposed to be at the church in an hour. We ended up getting to the church late and needless to say I never found my makeup.
My bridesmaids and MOH were all over the place during the whole wedding process. My best friend and MOH kept saying she would be there until 2 months before the wedding where she cancelled on me. Same thing with another bridesmaid. The third bridesmaid said she would be there the whole time. I bought their dresses and all. Only one of my original bridesmaids ended up showing up to the wedding. One of them said up until the week before she would be there than the week leading up to the wedding she was MIA, never contacted me or anything, just didn’t show up.
Only 80% of the people who RSVPd showed up and the majority who didn’t show were on my side, go figure. My ex drug addict uncle showed without an invite and made a speech no one could understand, the preacher pulled me to the side about the native american prayer my aunt was supposed to say and said he didn’t feel comfortable with this (even though we’d been discussing it for weeks he waited until the day of the wedding to tell me this) and he wanted to change up the whole ceremony last minute.
My uncle who walked me down the aisle and my aunt who ended up performing the vase ceremony didn’t make it to the rehearsal…
So many things went wrong on our wedding day but we are the kind of people to laugh it off and we had a beautiful day and couldn’t have been happier. We never lost sight of the fact that we were getting married, he was going to be my husband and we were going to promise ourselves to eachother forever. Nothing could or did take away from that.
Post # 12
@RenoSweeney24: as hilarious as these are.. someone is bound to get offended. watch out!
I want to have Amish transportation! How cool would that be? XD
Post # 13
wedding destined to fail= when u get married for financial aid for school when you are 18. There was alot of cheating in that marriage and it ended a couple years later.
Post # 14
My cousin’s marriage stood the test of time, despite these. They were married about 15 years ago.
-First of all, they played the wrong music as she walked down the aisle. The reason this was an issue as she is Jewish and the Wedding March was written by an anti-semite. It was VERY important that it wasn’t played. It was.
-The officiant got their names wrong.
-The wedding rings didn’t fit.
-The officiant FELL OFF THE DAIS. He took a step back, tumbled bakcwards onto the flood.
These are great stories!
Post # 15
@RenoSweeney24: I have one for you, this is the actual drinks menu from our actual venue. Dutch brides will get it, but Allesverloren basically means All is Lost, or To Have Lost Everything.
How about a nice glass of All is Lost for the bridal toast? It doesn’t bode well does it? 🙂