(Closed) Any blips on your wedding day?

posted 9 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
6391 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ours wasn’t a huge deal, but I had bought a toss garter (we were going to do a toss even though we weren’t going to actually remove it from my leg) and we forgot it. DH just threw the giftcard we were going to attach to it :). No biggie!

The one that was slightly more frustrating was that my venue broke one of our toasting flutes (they replaced them later) and my dad drove back to my house and got the ones he and my mom had used at their wedding. It was really sweet of him, and I loved using them, but I was kind of sad the venue hadn’t notified us earlier or something, because it meant we were 30 minutes late doing photos because dad didn’t want us to do anything without him. 

It ended up being fine, though, we had a ton of lovely photos!

Post # 4
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely some blips.

It poured all day.  Like we had 10 minute breaks where it was actually manageable to go outside.  Therefore, our outdoor ceremony was moved inside.

My veil got caught on a table full of programs when I was coming down the aisle.  Veil and table went flying.  It was actually pretty funny and I still laugh about it.

We forgot the garter and the toss bouquet at home.

Four people didn’t show up at a table for six.  Luckily some nice people moved over to the table so the other people didn’t have to sit alone.

The best man got up to give his “speech.”  He just said “I wish hotchildinthecity and my brother luck. Thank you.”  LONG moment of awkward silence. 

I’ve never heard of anyone’s day that went perfectly ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 6
7309 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Yep, everyone has wedding glitch stories to tell. Our ceremony music got jacked up and the sound system started playing while our officiant was talking. Teen LK was clearly not paying attention during the rehearsal and significantly deviated from the plan during the ceremony. My nephew was in meltdown mode, so my brother missed most of the ceremony and reception. My brother showed up to my formal wedding in khakis and a Tommy Bahama shirt. The venue’s AC system could not keep up with the unusually warm October day. The venue served the first and second courses in the wrong order, but the wine and beer pairings in the right order, so the flavors did not match up as well as they should have. I forgot the crochet hook to fasten and unfasten the buttons on my dress. The venue totally changed the reception set-up schedule and never told us, which forced my florist to re-arrange her schedule for the entire day right there on the spot.  My best friend from high school didn’t show up or call. And yet it was still a magical day that felt better than I could have ever imagined.

Post # 7
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dad’s tux pants fell down during our father/daughter dance! I would definitely consider that a blip. Apparently, the side clippy part of the tux pants was a bit faulty, and didn’t hold up as it should have. Other than that, our wedding day was smooth sailing.

Post # 8
1842 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our only blips were minor that didn’t matter in the end – the florist added orange/bright yellow flowers to the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets (colors were pale pink and ivory) – luckily it still matched their navy blue dresses but to this day, WTF was she thinking?!

Our photographer was supposed to meet us at the hotel before the wedding and went to the wedding site instead.  She got dropped off so when she realized she was in the wrong location, she had to have the florist drive her to the hotel.  That’s part of why I let the florist off the hook for the wrong color of flowers.

Post # 9
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Let’s see, our photographer’s keys got locked in her car while the me and my girls were taking pictures at a park about 15 minutes away from the church…we were almost late to the ceremony. The book we had for our readings got lost and the Deacon has to find 1 for the first reading and since my Maid/Matron of Honor wasn’t catholic(I’m not either) she didn’t raise her hands to tell the congregation when to respond and we never did the garter toss or flower toss. By that time we just wanted to leave and get to the hotel! lol

Post # 10
7 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our officiant didn’t show to the ceremony…turns out I told him the address, but never told him the time.  

We had a very small wedding so we just relied on word of mouth for the details for the ceremony since we weren’t able to nail down a site until after sending out the information for the reception.  We told everyone on our list, everyone is there, but there’s no officiant to be found.  I called him and he thought it was at 6 instead of 4:30.  Luckily we were able to use this to our advantage and get lots of pics without feeling hurried and just turned our garden/park ceremony into an intimiate ceremony in the private room in the restaurant and the few people that weren’t going to be able to make it to the ceremony caues of work were able to be there! 

Post # 11
3196 posts
Sugar bee

Our only issue was the food. We paid a ton of money so that we could have hors d’oeuvres as the meal so everyone could find something they liked instead of having to choose one of two entrees, but the caterers didn’t do the serving effectively so people ended up not eating the sauces that went with things, or knowing what was what, or being able to get what they wanted. Also, the bakers didn’t tell the caterers there were two types of cake so the caterers didn’t ask what type people wanted (not even us) and we ended up not getting the type we wanted and the second type wasn’t very good ๐Ÿ™

Post # 12
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We had lots of blips lol. The biggest was the bodice of my dress collapsed forward. I was constantly pulling the dress up. Very embarrassing. Then the motorcycle wouldn’t start (he got it going after a minute) we were locked out of our van, the centerpieces fell apart. Lots of other little things too but the whole day was awesome anyways.

Post # 13
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Reading everybody’s blips has made me feel a bit better that our wedding day didn’t go perfect either. The ceremony was beautiful but everything started when the caterer was 45 minutes late, we had a guest almost start a fight but the other person said he had to much respect for my husband to want to kick his @ss at our wedding, this same guest also said other disrespectful things to other guests and even our officient (who is a dear friend), 5 teenagers at the reception apparently were bored and threw rocks in the pool, rode the elevater up and down, chased one another on the 2nd floor balcony and played football poolside. My Bridesmaid or Best Man was introduced with the bridal party and I never saw her again until the end of the night, 2 tables of 10 RSVP’d yes and didn’t show. By the end of the night I was crying in the ladies room and my DH came to comfort me.

Now that it’s been 2 weeks and I look at the beautiful pictures over and over the negative memories are slowly fading and being replaced by the positive memories. If I had a crystal ball and could forsee these issues I would have made some changes… pronto!!!

Post # 14
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My DH was outside when our taxi pulled up so my Maid/Matron of Honor ran off to shoo him inside, and during all that madness, our cab driver took off with everything still in the trunk!! The laptop (our dj), the “bridal bag”, etc! Luckily we tracked him down and got it all back!

Our webstream didn’t work for family and friends around the world ๐Ÿ™ So this week I have a fun conversation and refund to demand from ustream. But, his cousin filmed it and we have tons of photos so it’s alright in the end.

The playlist I slaved over inevitably got messed with once everyone was really drunk. By that point it was just an “oh well”.

DH got word the night before that two more guests couldn’t make it but didn’t tell me, likely cause he saw my eyes bulge out of my head when he’d told me two days before about a different two. But it really didn’t matter. Their loss!

The one baby at the wedding cried through the group photos, but this led to some amazing shots of the entire wedding tending to her! And great shots of her parents (my honorary Maid/Matron of Honor and the best man) cheering her up! She was definitely the other star of the show!

Post # 16
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I forgot that I put in an extra table (which I did quite early on) so was a centre-piece short. That was it really. Nothing too major fortunately.

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