Went to a Wedding and….

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Payless:  That is SO sad for the couple! But a pretty good guide of what not to have at your wedding!

We also had a friend with a TERRIBLE wedding (well, reception, the ceremony was nice). We just kept going “We’ll have a good DJ” and “We won’t have a 2 hour cocktail hour with no food and a cash bar”

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Payless:  Out of the last 4 of my cousins weddings that I have been to only one of them had  a full dance floor and it wasn’t filled by my family. My FI and I know our families are not dancers, and therefore we are not having a dance for our wedding. Instead we are having lawn games and card games available and we’re toying with the idea of hiring a string quartet to provide background music. If you know your crowd likes to dance I wouldn’t worry so much about an empty dance floor.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

How many guests were at this wedding?

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Well, you never know what kind of circumstances there were around their wedding to have so many people bail out, maybe it was just extreme bad luck, so I really hope that this one experience doesn’t over-worry you!  And it was super awesome that you and your husband did what you could to make the evening more lively!

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Aw what good friends you are! Hopefully you know your friends and family will be excited to attend and make a fun evening out of your wedding. Besides that, nothing you can do but plan ahead so you ensure things run smoothly and everything is welcoming / fun for guests, and don’t worry about the rest. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

You are referring to your husband as your husband, which implies you’re already married? I’m confused.

That’s so sad, though. 🙁

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Payless:  Shame poor couple! I wouldn’t worry though, if loads of her family bailed and she had last-minute guests maybe people didn’t feel they could cut loose and have fun at a wedding because they didn’t really know the couple? Similarly, maybe guys who pitched after the ceremony and left after the food were just not respectful as they don’t really know the people.

 

It’s a tough call, but I am sure your wedding will be fine.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have this fear too. My friend was recently in a wedding and she said everyone but the bridal party left immediately after dinner, but they’d booked the venue till 1pm. She said around 9pm, they ended up just ending the wedding and then they sat in the hallway and drank beer. So sad. I saw some of the pictures on facebook and it’s clearly like 12 people dancing in a room meant for 200. She mentioned that there were very few friends invited and most of it was older family members, so I bet that’s a big part of it. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Well my cousin was doing the photagraphy for my sisters wedding and bailed 2 days prior. There was a death in the family (great aunt through marriage) and they decided to have the funeral the same day and time as my sisters wedding. Also, the funeral home is family owned, so that type of thing can cause a family to bail at the last minute.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Ugh this is one of my worst fears.. this story is only making that fear worse because this probably happens more often than not.  🙁 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

Yup, definitely happy I won’t be having dancing at my wedding. This is my worst nightmare! OP, I think that was really nice of you and your husband to try to keep the reception alive!!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ouch! the truth is you can plan as carefully as you can, and things still might go badly! But try not to let the anxiety get to you- at the end of the day, you’ll be married! It sounds like the couple have the right idea trying to focus on their honeymoon 🙂

At our wedding I was so worried about nobody dancing that I designated some people who PROMISED to stay on the dance floor all night long. Basically everyone in my bridal party, ha.

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