(Closed) Any wedding crasher stories?

posted 4 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
4717 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I crashed a wedding when I was a teenager with my cousins. It was a reception held at the restaurant in the campground we were staying at. There were pictures taken of us at the table and dancing, but that was the extent of it… we were there for 30 minutes to an hour at the very most.

ETA: we didn’t eat or drink anything while we were there… we were just being the least-rebellious rebellious teens there are! The thrills of being 15. Lol

Post # 4
8681 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think wedding crashers are a bit of an urban legend. Everyone seems to have a story (except damarajade: it seems) of a friend who was once at a wedding that had crashers.

Did I ever tell you about my friends cousin who was making out on a deserted road and heard scratching? They freaked and drove home and when her date went to open her door for her there was a bloody hook hanging there. True story no bullshit I promise 

Post # 5
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

At my wedding reception three weeks ago a pregnant lady showed up and just walked around aimlessly for a bit and left after having a small bit of food. Turned out she was the sister of our caterer?!? LOL! 

Post # 6
2138 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

2 weddding crashers turned up at my friend’s wedding… 2 totally wasted guys just walked in and started taking stuff from the buffet… so it does happen 🙂 (I was there…)

Post # 7
591 posts
Busy bee

We realised we had a middle aged couple attend our ceremony when we watched a bit of a video that my husband’s dad recorded! No idea who they were, but apparently they turned up at our wedding instead of one further down the road! They wereseated in the aisle and even tossed rose petals as we walked back down! Lol. They didn’t attend the reception though thank goodness. Still don’t know how they made the mistake when we had a sign on the gate with our names at the venue! Funny though!

Post # 8
8823 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

one of the groomsmen had his friend show up to the reception, no idea if he was at the ceremony or cocktail hour. i’ve hung out with this guy a few times.  i was on the dance floor, and he specifically came up to say hello.  i recognized him, thought he was DH’s cousin at first , then realized who he was.  i just rolled my eyes.  had he not come up to me to say, “look i;m here” i probably woudn’t have even realized he was there.

Post # 9
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

Bored6:  We didn’t have a crasher per se, but we did have an uninvited guest. One of DH’s parents’ friends brought his sister with him. We had invited him and his wife but apparently at the last minute she decided she didn’t want to go or their kid was sick or something. (She’s notorious for cancelling last minute, to the point where my Mother-In-Law actually called her a week before the wedding and was like, if you’re going to cancel do it now before they pay for you.) Anyway, they were seated at his parents’ table, which was right next to our sweetheart table. Everyone was eating and she tapped Darling Husband on the elbow and was like, do you remember me? They had met a couple of times but he definitely did not recognize her–it’s not like even his parents socialize with her. She lives in North Carolina. Apparently she just happened to be in town and the kid happened to be sick and flaky lady happened to have to stay home with him….? Anyway we didn’t really care–at least we weren’t paying for an(other) empty seat, but the whole thing was weird. Also they didn’t give us a wedding gift, and while I 100% understand that that’s not required and we didn’t expect gifts, particularly from people who had traveled to come, you’d think that if you’re attending the wedding of people you don’t know you could at least bring a card. Anyway, it was just strange. 

Post # 9
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Bored6:  Not sure if this counts as a crasher or not but I hadn’t gotten around to all my tables at this point. I saw a girl walking around the room that I didn’t recognize. I went up to one of the groomsmen and said “Is that your date? I’m just curious I didn’t get to that table yet” He told me no as his date couldn’t make it after all. I finally found out who she was and was livid and went to my husband and said WTF since he didn’t tell me but he even said he didn’t know. Apparently one of our groomsmen decided he would invite her (his wife couldn’t make it as their child was sick) and claimed he invited her so that our best man could get laid without asking my husband or I if she could come. Meanwhile she has a b/f and our best man was sharing a room with my husbands brother that night so they split on the room. Needless to say I was not happy with the whole situation but I try not to focus on that and move forward and remember the good things! 

Post # 10
152 posts
Blushing bee

At a wedding I was in, there was another wedding at the same hotel which was cash bar (ours was open bar) so a lot of the guests from that wedding crashed our wedding to get free drinks and to dance to better songs apparently.

Post # 11
479 posts
Helper bee

Not exactly on topic, but I thought I’d share a similar story:

I accidentally crashed a funeral once. I was going to the funeral for a man from my church alone and just assumed it was at the funeral home, since the visitation had been there the day before. I walked into the room and signed the guestbook. They had food out and people were mingling around. I didn’t see anyone I recognized, but figured most of the people there were out of town family or non-church friends so it didn’t really concern me. I ate some of the food and walked around looking at the photos. I had been there for maybe 20 minutes when I realized that the man I was expecting to see in the pictures wasn’t turning up. I did a quick scan of the room again and realized I had made a mistake. I awkwardly toured around the room a bit more, since I didn’t want it to be obvious and then I left and went down the street to the church.

Can’t imagine me being there was an issue, but I wonder what the family thought when they saw my name in the guestbook and nobody knew who I was.

Post # 12
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My wedding was 3 weeks ago…my reception was in a room upstairs and there was another reception going on in a room downstairs.  My sister’s husband and another one of our close friends walked by their room downstairs, saw no one on their dance floor, went in and started dancing.  Not long, for like 3 minutes.  My sister’s husband even had one of their guests video it on his phone.  Security came and guarded their entry after that, but their dance floor did get more lively!! They just needed someone to get it started!

Post # 14
49 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014 - hotel

LittleKBee:  Ha ha that is hilarious!  That’s not the first time I hear something like that happen, esp. at venues where they have several events going on at the same time.  Obviously some guests have no idea whose wedding (or baby shower, or engagement party or whatever) they are attending and they end up attending the wrong event.  I heard from a friend once that there was this white couple who was invited to a Chinese wedding reception and they didn’t know the couple.  They ended up attending the dinner of another couple who was celebrating the birth of their one-month old baby (in the Chinese tradition, there is always a celebration after the baby turned a month old).  They realized they were at the wrong dinner when the dinner was over and the couple came out with the baby.  Ha ha ha!!!  They totally mooched off another family!

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