Post # 1
A little background: My high school boyfriend and my brother became best friends. Actually, our families remained very close; and he (we’ll call him “Tom”) and I stayed friends after we broke up after graduation.
Fast forward about five years, and Tom is getting married. My brother is his best man, and my parents, me and my boyfriend were all invited.
At the reception, the DJ announced that instead of *clinking* glasses to get the bride and groom to kiss, your table had to get up and sing a song with the word “love” in the title.
All is going great! Everyone is having fun; drinks are flowing. The microphone gets to our table and its our turn to sing! Since I have a background in singing, we decide that I will get the song started, then everyone will join in! Cool!
Our song of choice? – “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Huston.
I swear to GAWD it never crossed my (or anyone else’s!) mind just how incredibly BAD this was going to look. “Hey, there’s Tom’s ex-girlfriend singing ‘I Will Always Love You’ at his wedding!” This was bad enough, but the videographer was IN MY FACE the whole time!
I finally realized, when I saw Tom’s new wife’s face, exactly what had happened.
Whoopsie. My bad. I felt horrible. Had I ruined her wedding? I certainly ruined her wedding video.
in the end, Tom’s marriage didn’t last, but our families’ friendship did. To this day, we all still laugh about it.
Any funny/embarrassing stories about a wedding you’ve been to?
Post # 3
@Ocean: HAHAHAHAHAHA That is AMAZING. Wow.
Years ago, accidentally insulted the bride’s engagement ring. TOTALLY not on purpose!! I was her bridesmaid, although we hadn’t really been close for awhile. I’d had a few drinks, we were on the dance floor, and I asked to see her ring (since I hadn’t seen it before). It was pretty big (to my inexperienced eyes, anyway) and had a bold design. I said, and I quote, “WOW! Your ring is huge! If you ever get lost in the woods, you can use it to signal for help!”
She gave me quite the look. It was only later that I realized how rude I’d sounded!! I was only 22 and was trying to compliment her (since I thought big was supposed to equal nice), but damn, it came out the wrong way.
Post # 4
@Ocean: OMG LMAOOOOO hahaha
Post # 5
@Ocean: that is awesome!!!!! hahaha
@mightywombat: Okay, maybe it’s just me, but I DO NOT see anything wrong with what you said!!!! lol But I’m also a very sarcastic, humorous person with thick skin lol
I wish I had a story, but for now I don’t 🙁
Post # 6
Haha ohhhh I love these stories! I was a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding, and during the reception, they started doing that thing where everyone dances in a big circle and they keep pulling someone into the middle of the circle to dance, one at a time, you know? Well, the bride got excited and grabbed me to pull me in with her, and I stepped on my dress and fell directly in the middle of the empty circle. I was MORTIFIED, but tried to scrape myself up and keep dancing until I could slink away to basically cover my wounds in a corner somewhere……….lol
Post # 7
@mightywombat: That’s funny! It’s amazing what we say when we are young, only to look back and think “hmmm, maybe not the best choice of words.” 🙂
@MissBMarie1428: Oh, you poor thing!! Something similar happened to me at my senior prom, but that’s an entirely different post! lol!
Post # 8
ok, not as hysterical or original as Ocean’s story, but I totally fell on the dancefloor flat on my ass, in front of the videocamera at a wedding. that probably MADE the video. hahaha
Post # 9
I was the maid of honor at my sister’s wedding a few years ago. She was my younger sister and I wanted to catch the bouquet VERY BADLY. Right behind me was my cousin’s girlfriend (now wife), who wanted the bouquet perhaps a bit worse than I did. We had been doing quite a bit of drinking. As soon as my sister threw the bouquet, my cousin’s girlfriend TRIPPED ME and I fell flat on my face. The dj stopped the music, and in the wedding video you hear him go “whooaAAAAA.” This whole thing is on the video and is the only part that anyone watches.
I totally caught the bouquet but I also woke up with a black eye.
Post # 10
Mine are all bouquet toss stories. I got punched in the nose over one bouquet (but still caught it). The other one…the bride was totally aiming for me (I was her MOH) and I was distracted by another friend being completely silly…the bouquet hit me on the head and a 10-year-old caught it.
Post # 11
I was a bridesmaid in an outdoor wedding last August. While the bride and groom were signing the papers, I felt something tickling my ankle. I looked down and saw a HUGE bumble bee climbing up my leg! I looked away, and tried to figure out what to do. I felt it again and panicked. I kicked my leg, hoping the bee would be forced off. I was… but so was my shoe! My shoe went flying through the air directly in front of 400+ people. The groom’s mom was pointing and laughing. I was so embarassed, but I still laugh out loud when I think of it today!