Post # 1
I recently posted about how stressful and disappointing my wedding day was. It has helped me a lot to hear so many stories of other brides who felt the same way or had something ridiculous happen at their wedding. So here’s your chance…tell us what went wrong at your wedding! Maybe this will help us to laugh at things or at least realize that we are not alone in this 🙂 I’ll start:
While I had MANY things go wrong on my wedding day, I’ll start with the first one that got the day off to a terrible start and maybe I’ll add another later 🙂 My hairdresser showed up very late. While there was traffic, she definitely did not give herself enough time. Since she was a half an hour late to do my hair, I was a half an hour late to my wedding. Our officiant had another wedding after ours and was going to have to leave. The groom was so stressed about this while waiting, that he got a migrane and started throwing up. I made it there with JUST enough time and we squeezed in a 5 minutes ceremony. The groom never recovered though and looks like he is about to vomit in all of our photos…which he was!
Post # 3
Aww, that’s awful!
My aunt sent a wrong text to my grandma a few days to our wedding that basically said she (grandma) was acting like a two year old, which my aunt had meant to send to my cousin. She was so mad, but she didn’t tell anyone what was going on, she just took it out on my family. She stormed out of my rehearsal dinner over nothing basically. My sister was taking photos, and dad said he didn’t want to be in the one of my grandma and another older relative because he wanted one of just them. She made the other relative stop eating and they walked out before he could explain! It was ridiculous.
At the actual wedding, DH forgot to zip his pants up before pictures, which was pretty hilarious. Our photographer said she could photoshop his fly closed if neccessary, though. 🙂
Post # 4
We got married at a gorgeous garden in my home town and although they block off a portion of the gardens for wedding events people are still able to walk through the outer areas . I had a coupld that were watching off to the side and low and behold when I was making my way up to my reception they were standing on the balcony each holding a beer and waving to my groom and I . I could not believe it! I immediately rushed upstairs and asked my father to deal with the situation and could not believe that he told me to let them stay! I finally decided I would just have someone guard the gift table until they left as they sat themselves rather close to it. I thought this was only something people do in the movies. I even had the photographer take a picture of us with the wedding crashers to prove how unbelieveable it was that two total strangers would place themselves at my reception and think that I would not notice!
Post # 5
@MrsBeach: How horrible for both of you! I hope someone called your FI (at the time) to tell him the situation and that he wasn’t being stood up.
@jo.lee: Family drama…ugh!!
@carlosgrl821: What nerve!
Post # 6
My family didn’t stick around after the ceremony to take family pictures, so I have no family pictures with my immediate or extended family.
The wedding planner didn’t start the music (ipod reception) while the bridal party was outside taking pictures which meant that guests were sitting in silence for 30 minutes or so.
92 people RSVP’ed and probably 60 people showed up. I think only 2 people that RSVP’ed yes told us before that they were not going to be able to make it.
My younger brother, who was supposed to be an usher, got bumped to run the ceremony music the day of the wedding because my mom didn’t find anyone else to do the music. He didn’t know what he was doing and played the song to seat the parents as our processional song. My mom also didn’t tell my brother it was not a child friendly ceremony and I had a newborn crying during the vows.
Post # 7
Oh no! That’s a lot of family drama! We had our share too, let me tell you 😉 And jo.lee, I laughed out loud at your post! I’m sure the zipper wasn’t funny when you saw your photos, but it makes for a good story!
Post # 8
This may be minor, but when we were getting married ( I had written the whole ceremony out and I guess the officiant was too dumb to realize ok, this is the part where they give each other the rings), but the officiant said you may kiss the bride, and we kissed and then he prounouced us man and wife. Then DH’s SIL shouts out, WHAT ABOUT THE RINGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS??????????????/ And I am like, really? Ugh I spent so many hours putting that ceremony together. So he says I am not only your lover but also your friend and then has us repeat it and we slip the rings on each other saying THAT! UGH WTF is that?
I hope that helps you feel better a little bit???
Post # 9
I had real callas in my cascading bouquet and the girls carried arm bundles of callas and blue bella donna. My callas turned brown and started to die hours before the ceremony and a bunch of the bellas snapped off my MOH’s bouquet.
My photog wasn’t very professional and cut off my groom’s head in a bunch of photos and alot of important moments came out completely blurry.
The night before, after the rehearsal dinner, I couldn’t get my right contact lens out of my eye and ended up scratching my cornea, so I had a nice red eye to deal with the day of my wedding. Thank god for visine but you could still totally tell something was up. I felt like I was giving everyone the stink eye all night.
Oh and the icing on the cake: The Best Man didn’t show up. No explaination. No phone call. Nothing. He’s been MIA ever since. His name was on the program and his mother was crying.
Post # 10
@Carolyn72: UGH! I have been to a wedding where the officiant seemed TOTALLY out of it and no one knew what was going on. I felt badly for the couple! Sorry you had to deal with that, too. 🙁
@Eight6Eleven: Oh….my Lord! What a day. Thank goodness it’s over and you’re married now, right? 🙂
Post # 11
@MrsBeach: Omg, the zipper was hilarious! DH was afraid to tell me because he thought I would be mad, but I just cracked up. I’m not worried about it at all :).
Post # 12
@Eight6Eleven: WHAT?! No one ever saw him again?!
Post # 13
i’d be worried about the best man!
Post # 14
Things that went wrong at our wedding:
1) I FORGOT MY VEIL :”(
2) it took more time than expected to do hair and make up so my mom end up not getting her make up done
4) A lot of no shows >=(
3) Minor things: I lost one of my earrings, aisle was barely decorated with rose petals even though I made sure we bought more than enough (I found 2 bags unused at the end of the wedding. argh), MC left before our first dance (but bro. step up so it was ok), lost part of chafing dishes so had to pay the fine to rental company, I forgot easel at home, it was bit chilly so some people left early because of that, photographer won’t take pictures of us in funny poses, etc…
@misskoala: Our wedding also have many no shows (~25). It was very inconsiderate of our guests to not let us know ahead of time consider each person cost money; we could’ve save probably a thousand or so if we have know ahead of time.
Post # 15
@jellybellybear: 25 isn’t bad last wedding I was at 186 people who rsvp’d yes were no calls no shows I am so scared now!
Post # 16
OMG! My wedding is 8/4/12. thats why i am trying to plan every detail now so i wont have these probs! (crossing my fingers)