What could go wrong on your wedding day?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Luckily few things went wrong on my wedding day, and the things that did were pretty minor.

We ran late off the bat because my hair stylist underestimated how long it would take for my updo. So while I wanted to be at the venue at 11am, I arrived at 11:30am. My makeup artist who was at the venue was super understanding though, and she was able to get me and the bridesmaids done in plenty of time.

Then we started late with our first look. We got married at a big ranch, so we needed transportation to the location. I think my husband’s transportation wasn’t ready, so he was delayed. Then I was delayed.

During the first look I had my train bustled. My husband still managed to step on what little bit of train there was left. And this ripped the bustle out. This was probably the worst thing that went wrong. I was pissed at first, and my photographer felt so badly. Luckily I have a ton of aunts and other guests who are handy with that sort of thing, so they ended up pinning me with safety pins for the reception! But they would come loose, so we had to repin it at least five times throughout the night. What a pain!

Also, during the reception I noticed some random people (not guests) hovering around the table where the cards were. I had my MOH ask them to leave. But I hadn’t given much thought about where to place that basket.

So in summary – when the guides tell you to give yourself lots of extra time in the morning, THEY MEAN IT. Really, overestimate the time you need. Hair will take an hour? Plan on at least 1.5 or 2. Travel time 30 minutes? Plan on an hour. You don’t want to run late!

Post # 4
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

You will probably run late, schedule things with a lot of wiggle room.

People will go missing. It’s good to make a list of phone numbers in case.

The weather could turn on you. Have an umbrella, raincoat, etc. 

Those are all I can think of right now…

Post # 5
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn


We ended up running late because even though I budgeted extra time to get me into my dress it STILL took longer than we expected!

The only unexpected thing that happened that there’s no way to plan for… my 4 year old nephew was our ring bearer and he tripped outside the church just before my MOH walked down the aisle (he was next…). He had a meltdown. Thankfully, everything ended up working out. My niece did double duty as flower girl and ring bearer and the church had a wedding coordinator who walked him to his mom after my dad and I went down the aisle. Somtimes you just have to take things in stride!

Post # 7
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

No wedding day is perfect and that’s okay, go into it thinking you will make the most of whatever happens otherwise you will be fretting in the run up and you ust want to be getting excited. I know it’s not the response you want but remember it’s your day and no one will notice or remember the little hiccups

Post # 8
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@myweddingbee:  everything can ho wrong. But only you will notice.

I had bought this perfect pair of white undies. comfortable soft; White…. well I could not find them on my wedding day and I used semi clean spanx.

the Salon that did my Makeup misbooked my makeup sesssion so I was 45 minutes late for my Hair apointment.

The groomsmen where to hangover from the night before the enjoy the party.

My beautiful Butterfly Alexander shrimps looked like Chillis Chicken Fingers….

I asked for a salad instead of the soup and I Wrote allergic to soy almonds and figgs. My salad had Soy dressing, almonds and figgs. I guess the chef confused my favorites with my alergies.

Lots of things can go wrong the most important is to enjoy your wedding and have fun with your husband.

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