(Closed) Wedding Horror Stories – My Story

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 Wow! That was a total blessing that you got out of that when you did! Happy that your back on here obviously with someone you now deserve! Kudos!

 I don’t have a full “horror story” but I do have some “horror moments” that happened during my planning. Our venue dropped us 6 weeks before the wedding. This was just has the invitations were printed and litterally a day away from being sent out.

 The bridal company “lost” my dress. AKA it was never made. I put it on for the first time 24 hours before my wedding and it STILL needed alterations. I was able to wear it down the aisle but the hemming came undone as I was walking down. So I had to kick the front the rest of the way in order to not trip flat on my face.

 My MOH totally missed rehersal. She didn’t have a clue that there even WAS a rehersal. It never crossed my mind to tell her. I just thought everyone knew that the night before the wedding there was a rehersal and dinner. When I called her from the church her over controlling husband wouldn’t let her go. I was pissed. These are the horror moments that I can remember happening to me. I think there was more! lol

Post # 5
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh my gosh. Thank goodness you didn’t marry into that family. The whole lot of them sound like a trainwreck and a half!!!

We used one main vendor to rent our tents, kitchens supplies, chairs, tables, silveware, china, glassware, etc. They were supposed to set up our tent by 4pm Friday. They didn’t bring any of the right pieces and DH and his GM actually ended up setting up the main tent themselves at noon on Saturday. The wedding was at 5. It was horrible. The relaxing day he had planned for him and the guys went out the window and I still feel bad about that. Our chairs had no pads on them, we were missing most of the lights for the tents, the china and silverware were the wrong patterns. Ugh. When we took it up with the rental company after our honeymoon they offered us $320 refund on a $10k+ rental bill. We’re currently pursuing legal action against them. That sucked big time. I feel horrible for DH, his memories of the few days leading up to and including our wedding day are filled with stress and anxiety over a bloody stupid tent. The worst part is that it was a highly reputable vendor who is extremely well known, one of the biggest in Canada. It’s not like we didn’t do our homework or picked a little mom and pop shop who couldn’t handle a larger event. Sigh.

Post # 6
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2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our officiant showed up 45 minutes late and only called about 10 minutes before the ceremony was to start. When she did call, she said she was 5 minutes away, but didn’t call again to say how late she really was. We were all freaking. She brought her grown daughter who had massive cleavage showing. No one could hear her when she talked, not even my MOH. After the ceremony, she butted in front of everyone to get appitizers. The next day, I went on Wedding Wire, where I found her, and she’d changed her business name. When I reviewed her poorly, she close her Wedding Wire account.

She did give us half our money back, but sent it with this awful letter telling us we were getting a divorce, going to hell, and talking smack about our Angel Baby. She’s a horrible person, but she had the most positive reviews in the small area we were married in. I really wish we would’ve let my FIL or friend do it instead.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Eeek, good thing you got out when you did! That family sounds like a train wreck! And they were right, you ARE better than them, hahaha!

Post # 8
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762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

OMG, That is soooo sad, and awful what you had to go through. I think “someone” was definitely looking over you. I know this is easier said than done, but things happen for a reason. Just think about what your life would have been like had you not left.

Post # 9
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2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

OMG that’s craziness…sounds like you dodged a bullet. At least this all happened BEFORE the wedding.

Post # 12
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wowzers! Good thing you got out of there when you did. Your ex and his family sound like real gems.

BTW, what’s not to love about a penis tattoo on your upper thigh? I think it’s the epitome of class, lol

Post # 13
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449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My “horror” story does not fully relate to weddings. I was with my ex for 4 years before I was finally fed up and told him that if he doesn’t want to marry me after that time, nothing will change in the next year and he has to leave. He did not and asked me for two months – at the end of two months he said he’d either propose or leave (how fun!) I loved him (at least I thought I did), so I said ok. I relationsihp improved in those two months and I was anxiously waiting for his decision. In two months I asked him what he thought, he said that he only thought “good things” (that was his expresison). I asked if he’s planning on leaving? He said no. So, I asked if he’s going to propose, he said yes, soon. I asked if I can start looking for a ring and he agreed. I was looking at rings and venues and slowly planning away, when about six weeks later he came home, gathered his things and left. That was my “horror” story. He said that he couldn’t do it. I still don’t understand why he needed to put me through 6 weeks of starting a wedding planning process before realizing that he couldn’t marry me.

Post # 14
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1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Man, reading this post is giving me wedding anxiety. 

You girls are so strong! 

Post # 15
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1124 posts
Bumble bee

@BridalBlondie: Holy cow! Thank god you got out of that situation before you walked down the aisle! What totally unacceptable behavior on his whole family, his, and your BM’s part! Ugh.

I’m so sorry these crappy things happened to you ladies!

Post # 16
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1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am so sorry you other Bees have such horrible stories to share.   I do too.  My mother tried her best to ruin everything.  I keep reminding myself that the most important thing is that we were MARRIED and I am thankful for supportive family and friends who balanced things out, BUT I still can’t let go of my mom’s antics.

I posted a longer post here about it but basically she showed up drunk, stayed drunk, arrived drunk to the church with wine in hand, got her feelings hurt, announced about 10 minutes before the ceremony that she was not going to walk me down the aisle, stayed silent during the “Who presents this woman” part (thanks for my SIL who spoke up instead!), sat in a back pew, in a gorgeous dress that she covered with a ratty hooded fleece jacket (!?) drinking her wine, pouted through the entire reception, tried to STEAL my new spouse’s steak from her spot at the table at dinner (because my mom’s was “too small” and she felt she should have been served first!), signed the guestbook “unknown”, refused to eat any cake, refused to open her gift from us, tripped outside (did I mention 4″ heels, a previously broken hip, and DRUNK!?) and tried to blame it on our 8 year old doing it intentionally, took everyone elses extra drink tickets and tried to hoard and then use them all (we purposely set it at a 2 drink max for budget reasons AND to keep everyone sober)…

And then just yesterday sent us a card “wishing us well”. 😛

 

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