- 5 years ago
What was the worst thing that ever happened at a wedding you went to?
What was the worst thing that ever happened at a wedding you went to?
Nothing terribly disastrous, just several cringe-worthy things:
-One wedding had those huge tvs set up with slideshows. Thats fine, but they were up for the entire wedding, were in the way of everything, and froze up frequently. Additionally, there were maybe 10 photos total, so it was very repetitive
-25 minute freestyle dinner prayer, while all guests were sitting and served their meals. Yup, cold dinner.
-Open bar switched to a cash bar midway through the event with no warning – and grooms family was pissed, as was the groom, as they didnt know. Sadly, the groom was out on the porch with a few family members drinking out of a flask.
It really wasn’t a big deal, but I went to my cousin’s wedding a few years ago and the first thing they played after the bride and groom’s first dance was “Gold Digger” by Kanye West. That raised a few eyebrows!
I’ve only been to 3 weddings in recent years, but they all went pretty well and were a lot of fun. The only 2 things, which did not ruin the weddings, but still stick in my mind were:
– at one wedding, the best man gave worst speech I ever heard. It was a blessing you could barely understand what he was saying. He tried to sort of do a roast, but wasn’t funny about it, and blanked out on the groom’s parents names.
– at another, the MOH was the bride’s sister. Her speech was pretty much all about herself. Not only that, but she got wasted, and could barely stand at the end of the night.
Not enough food (which also goes along with the importance of tracking those RSVPs)!
An outhouse that was literally a bench over a dugout. The only option… After driving over an hour to this middle of nowhere field.
@MissBoPeep: That is awesome! I would do that if I had the balls. It is an inside joke for us.
The worst wedding I went to was a couple years ago on a Sunday evening. There were several things I can comment on from the lack of food, the terrible decor and room design, the 2 1/2 hours we waited for the bride and groom to show up (people were leaving before they got there) and the mysterious gray meat that didn’t resemble any steak I had seen previously.
The kicker by far was the slide show that was presented during the eating of said mysterious meat complete with hunting photos of the groom. Oh yes I had the pleasure of seeing dead deer, throats cut, bleeding out and gutted fish complete with entrails. It was disgusting!
I have some funny wedding stories, these didn’t ruin the weddings, just made them more memorable 🙂
At my friend’s wedding, just before she was to walk down the aisle, a drunk random person staggered into the church, down the aisle, saying he wanted to pay his respects (He thought it was a funeral) bride’s brother escorted him out moments before the bride walked down the aisle.
And at my cousin’s wedding, my young cousin (like 5 or 6 years old) crawled under the tables and bit the ankles of female gusts. Then he called 911, so the authorities showed up.
At one wedding they had an iPod set up, and the first dance song wouldn’t start, and then stopped abruptly in the middle. And at another, they served the meal really slowly, throughout the night, and I was STARVING. The Turkeys did that too, and it looked like it worked for them. I think I was just distracted during the cocktail hour so I barely got any food then, so I was just HUNGRY.
Yay no disasters!
the one where the groom said “might as well give this a try since we already have a kid” as the new bride walked past him chugging straight from the champagne bottle.
It wasn’t bad, just noteworthy
My Aunt’s second wedding… this was a no kid wedding, save two, the children of one of the bridesmaids, a boy and a girl, ring bearer, flower girl…no sweat…it’s late June, it’s hotter than hell, the AC in the church is on the fritz…my brother and I were ushers, we were standing around outside, it’s boring…we don’t have anything to do….we decide it would be nice to go get some snacky stuff for everyone while we’re waiting…we got get sodas and doughnuts, my Mom wanted some french fries and a chocolate shake…whatever…we get back with all the stuff everyone is eating and this kid who is 11 or 12 is watching us like a hawk, we invite him to help himself and he does…like he hasn’t eaten all day!
Finally, everyone is seated, its really hot still but can’t do anything about it, the string quartet is playing, she comes down the aisle, beautiful right? Wrong….about half way through the ceremony I notice a flurry of activity from the string quartet…all of these handkercheifs are coming out of nowhere…I move a little in my seat and see that the boy is holding one to his face…I figure bloody nose, it happens a lot in the rockies cause of the thin dry air…NOPE, kid gags and barely chokes it back…the Reverand calls things to a halt, takes the boy by the back of the head and starts to lead him through the choir loft where there’s a restroom…please note that the Rev is miced and we can hear EVERYTHING…kid doesn’t make it, we hear him hork, in stereo as it hits the linoleum….a couple of seconds later, kid’s Mom rushes back, Rev comes back out, robe dripping…no rings….he says “These things happen,” we all chuckle cause that’s a bummer but whatever, a few minutes later, bridesmaid comes back down the aisle, freshly washed wedding rings in hand….
After the ceremony my Aunt comes at my brother and i guns blazing for letting him eat all of that stuff and we’re at fault for ruining her wedding, it was really lame…we left, took half the reception with us and went out for dinner.
Nothing that made the wedding terrible, just a little… off. It was still fun and memorable.
The ceremony was outside. But thanks to the weather, which was kind of cloudy and just slightly drizzly, they took all the chairs except 5 or so to the plan B spot. It was still held at plan A spot. Thankfully, the 5 chairs they had were for the grandparents and parents so at least they were able to sit. We all had to stand in grass for about 30-45 minutes. It’s incredibly hard to stand in 5″ heels in grass! The bride was pissed because we didn’t get programs or bubbles. But I hadn’t even noticed until she told me later.
When we got to the recpetion, the chair fiasco continued. They had 3 tables to sit at: the head table, and two other round tables. There was about 50 people, so we were left standing at a tall table. Thankfully, when the food was served (buffet, mind you, with no cards explaining what the food was. Another thing that pissed the bride off.), we managed to find a bench-like window sill to sit on.
Another wedding didn’t have signs on this campus like barn area. That was really confusing. People don’t want to be dropped off by your shuttle only to find out that they have to walk a 1/4 mile in dressy clothes/shoes through grass to get to your ceremony site. Then back 1/4 mile to wander aimlessly to find your reception site.
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