Worst wedding ceremony you have ever attended

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Anything with a full mass or a lot of stand up sit down kneel etc. I understand how important it is to some brides that are religious but I have no clue what’s going on, I’m not here to exercise, and I’m not going to praise God, so it gets exhausting.

Don’t get me wrong – I am still polite and stand/sit as instructed and stay silent during the recitations and whatever, it’s just very awkward. But it’s not going to change so I just suck it up.

 

Post # 4
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2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@bee-for:  About a year ago we attended the Catholic wedding of some friends of ours and I was…baffled by how often the subject of reproduction came up. I mean, it must have been mentioned a dozen times to the point that I thought the priest was going to have them do it on the alter as soon as the last “I do” was uttered. It was weird. I don’t know if that’s standard at every catholic ceremony but it just seemed over-the-top – as if the only reason to marry was to crank out the kids. 

Post # 5
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10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I don’t like long religious ceremonies. I attended one that was like 90 minutes, so boring, and so much bashing of people who weren’t that religion or got married outside of the church. 

Post # 6
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10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Zhabeego:  Oh I noticed that too! If I were the couple, I would have been mortified and disgusted. 

Post # 7
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3934 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@bee-for:   My cousin’s.  The officiant forgot to bring the papers with the vows, readings, etc.   So, he ad-libbed the ceremony.   It wasn’t pretty.   

Post # 8
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I can normally handle ceremonies, however there was 1 ceremony I’ll never forgot, in a bad way.

 

They did not offer chairs to their 100+ guests, there were 6 chairs in the front of their parents and siblins, and that was it.

 

Standing for a ceremony isn’t a problem, but this one was SUPPPPER long. It just kept going and going and going.

 

Honestly, most of us couldn’t see over other people to even see the ceremony, and others were complaining about standing so we couldn’t hear anything.

 

After awhile, a few guests went to their car to get a blanket [missing part of the ceremony], and a bunch of guests piled on the blanket like it was a picnic.

 

Other than that.. there’s only been a few bad experiances at receptions.

 

Post # 9
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

The religious weddings I’ve been to haven’t been awesome…but not because they were religious.  It seemed like the bride and groom were going through the motions rather than feeling passionate about their religion and their marriage.  I saw pictures from a friend-on-facebook’s religious wedding, and you could tell from the PICTURES that they not only felt passionate about each other but also passionate about the ceremony, so it’s not just the fact that they were religous ceremonies that made them tedious.  

If you don’t want a super long religious ceremony, don’t have one!  It’s seriously your choice.  

Post # 10
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@peachacid:  totally agree. I dont mind religious ceremonies but I have to so many where the couple just looks like they are there for different reasons than embracing the ceremony themselves and doing it to go through the motions. I love the ceremonies that bring out the couple and their love so that you can see it on their faces but its rare I see that for religious ceremonies which make it 10 times harder as a guest to sit through it.

Post # 11
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2614 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Ha ha!! People would have hated mine so- Catholic religious ceremony with lots of kneeling and I’d say reproduction was mentioned!! However, it was short, the priest was funny and it was followed directly by a pub!! Most ceremonies in Ireland are like this so my worst are long ones where the bride is very late, it’s too long, it’s very cold (this happens even in the summer!) and the music is rubbish!!!

Post # 12
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451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Pinkmoon:  I don’t like long religious ceremonies. I attended one that was like 90 minutes, so boring, and so much bashing of people who weren’t that religion or got married outside of the church. 

 
I attended an one a couple of months ago where the priest came out with the following gem:
 
Anyone can just pop down to the registry office and “get hitched”, but in order for a marriage to work, we need a little additional help. That’s what [bride and groom] are doing today, they are asking for that help from God.
 
 
I generally don’t mind religious wedding ceremonies, but I thought it was a bit of an insensitive thing to say. My FI and I are having a civil ceremony (though we are considering having a Catholic blessing after the wedding), and I don’t think our marriage is any less valid or happy because of it.

Post # 13
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MaryKay14:  Wow. That’s a horrible thing to say, basically implying that those who don’t get married “through god” are doomed.

 

Post # 14
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MaryKay14:  Ha, basically he was saying they couldn’t do it on their own. So you can make your marriage work without the “helping hand of God” or whatever…I say that’s a comment in your favor!

Post # 15
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5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I went to an interfaith wedding that had 2 separate ceremonies to sit through, one Jewish and one Christian. Other tHan a few blessings everything said was exactly the same. 

Post # 16
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264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I went to a wedding many years ago that was a normal protestant church ceremony, but the couple said their own vows. The groom said a line that was similiar to “I love you to infinity and beyond” like the buzz lightyear quote from Toy Story. I’m not sure if it was on purpose, but it sounded really dumb to me. Anyway, the couple ended up getting divorced! Luckily, my friend (who was that bride) found love again and is re-married and better off. I just thought that was the worst vow ever!!

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