Post # 1
I came across this awesomely hilarious Offbeat Bride post where a heck of a lot of things went wrong at a wedding, and people were still chuckling about it years later:
Some of the comments are pretty unreal, too! I’ve heard a couple of stories too, like how my partner’s parents both ended up with food poisoning on their wedding night, and how a wartime couple in our town cancelled their wedding in favour of holding it hurriedly the night before. The groom’s uncle in the States had died, and if they got married in time they could have a honeymoon across the border – travel was restricted, and “attending a funeral” was a valid excuse to head south but not a honeymoon! Definitely a couple who had their priorities in sync, I hope!
What’s your worst wedding story?
Post # 2
babeba: My wedding went pretty well, overall. As far as I know, there weren’t any insurmountable problems. Maybe there were, and I just never heard about them — ha, ha! The biggest thing that went wrong is that “Aunt Flo” paid me a visit just in time for my wedding. When I had to be standing up in front of all these people wearing a gigantic … WHITE … dress! Ugh. Plus, I was feeling awful and cramping horribly all during the ceremony and reception afterward. Which makes being nice to people and smiling all the time a struggle. Not to mention that our wedding night was not very fun. =( My husband didn’t say half of his vows, either. Because he didn’t realize he had to repeat after the preacher. Even though we had practiced it three times at rehearsal. I look back on all of it now and laugh, though.
We had beautiful weather for our wedding. But, the day after we got married, it started raining. And it rained — hard — for about a week straight. At the time, we lived in an area that didn’t get a ton of rain. There was a river near our wedding venue, and the whole thing flooded. This was a venue that pretty much stayed fully booked all year round. So the people that had the weekend after us totally got flooded out. I’ve often thought about them (even though I have no idea who they were) and hoped everything worked out OK for them.
Post # 3
The worst we had was our officiant. He was a personal friend to both my husband and I and he met with us the day before the wedding. We specifically told him we wanted a family prayer, for him to say a few nice things, but we didn’t want anything religious. Us being atheists is not a surprise or a secret from him.<br /><br />When we got up to him on our wedding day, he gave a 45 minute sermon.<br /><br />I was pretty pissed off at the time, but now I laugh about it.
Post # 4
Our officiant called DH by the wrong name. DH and I noticed but when I brought it up to a few people later in the night, no one else seemed to catch it 🙂
Post # 5
I walked ‘down the aisle’ too fast and almost tripped, my hair looked a bit bad, people didn’t honour the ‘no phones’ request, the menu got changed last minute, music was too quiet during ceremony, and they forgot all about our music during dinner.<br />Such little things! I was very lucky.