Post # 1
So the proposal fail (and a few other things) had me thinking… about awkward wedding moments.
I went to a wedding once where we were supposed to be seated with a bunch of other people from my job. No one else showed. We were two people sitting at a table set for 10, and it was way off in the corner (which would have been fine had the table been full). We just did our part (ie – drank the pre-poured champagne for the empty seats), and left after most of the important stuff.
Another time, Fiance & I tried to slip out… and managed to do so right as the bride and groom were making their big exit. Whoops.
And then there was the gathering-of-friends-at-a-wedding where someone loudly asks “Hey.. Where’s [common friend but also ex-boyfriend of the bride]?”
Any other Awkward Bees out there? (or Fail moments?)
Post # 3
The Maid/Matron of Honor at Fi’s cousin’s wedding thought she needed to fix the brides train several times during the ceremony. That would have been fine, except the way she did it…imagine folding sheets? She would fan the dress way up in the air. It was distracting to everyone and although nothing private was seen, the congregation got more leg shots than I’m sure the bride wanted. I think that Maid/Matron of Honor was drunk before the wedding to be honest, because she was trashed by 30 minutes into the reception.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
We were supposed to light our unity candle while our minister was talking about the meaning, but Destination Wedding had missed that in the outline and I kept hovering over the main candle’s stem with my flame like “Are we lighting it now?” and giving her the eyeball and gesturing to the unity candle with mine. I kept wondering what she was waiting for. We finally lit it, then she BLEW OUT HER OWN CANDLE! We hadn’t talked about it, and I thought we were going to keep them lit. I didn’t know what to do, so I just put mine back lit. LOL.
Post # 5
DH’s proposal to me was a fail.
There was one super awkward moment at our wedding for me. I was just coming in for the dancing/late night portion of the night which was in the lower level of our venue (moved from outside in the tent). I bumped into a close friend of DH’s on the stairs who happened to be quite inebriated. He said hello and went on to tell me how hot I looked in my dress blah blah blah and it was pretty inappropriate and awkward just by the way he was looking at me. Dude. I’m in a wedding dress. I don’t think “hot” is the word, but uhhh thanks?! Anyways, I just sort of patted him on the shoulder, said thanks and ran away as fast as I could. LOL!
Last summer at DH’s ex-GF’s wedding someone had brought their two kids and they took our seats at the table before we got there, so there was no seats for us. We had to sit at the bar during the ceremony until the staff could squeeze us in at the same table by taking away everyone’s side plates. It was so awful and I can’t imagine how bad it looked for the bride’s ex to be sitting at the bar for the first half hour…
THEN at my ex BF’s wedding (yes, we’re all still friends and no, it’s not weird) I had three awkward moments.
1) I happened to be sitting beside the guy who was holding the rings (no wedding party). I didn’t know the guy or know he had the rings. They did a ring warming ceremony and I was the first to hold the rings. Sort of awkward and I was worried it was completely inappropriate even though we’re all close friends!
2) Sitting at our table at the reception and the other people say “So how do you know the bride and groom?” and I have to answer “I used to date the groom”. Awkward silence followed by someone saying “Oooooh ya, I knew you looked familiar!” Then we all got over it thank god.
3) Bumped into my ex’s old roommate who I did not love while getting a drink at the bar. I turn to him and say hi, he looks at me like some sleezy chick trying to pick up at a wedding kind of mumbles “hey” and runs back to his table. Huh?! I was not dressed inappropriately, and I guess I’m not all that memorable because he had NO idea who I was. I felt super awkward about that, LOL!
Oh oh! I just thought of another really awkward moment at my wedding! After said encounter above, I came down the stairs to see my step-mother-in-law POLE DANCING on a big wooden column. Clearly she was hammered. It was ridiculous. My Father-In-Law sent her back to the hotel in a taxi shortly after totally embarrassed. We’ve never talked about it.
Post # 6
Our pastor started things off, in front my ultra-conservative family, by mentioning seeing the two of us out buying beer… on our first date. Niiice.
Post # 7
When I was living in Japan, one of my American friends married a Japanese woman. It’s still somewhat expected over there that after marriage, a woman will give up her career to become Susie Homemaker, but my friends didn’t plan to do that. During the sermon at the ceremony, though, the minister started talking about how the bride was going to quit her job as a nurse and take care of the house. Her boss was sitting in the front row and actually let out a yelp. They had to stop the ceremony to explain to the minister and everyone else that no, she wasn’t quitting her job, and to please expect her back at work in a week. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaakward.
Post # 8
My mom went to a wedding once where the groom’s uncle was performing the cermony (I think he’s a pastor or reverend, I can’t remember which). Apparently he spent the majority of a LONG ceremony screeching about “FOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRNNNN-I-CAAAAAAATTIIIIIIIIOOOOOOONNNNN!!!” over and over, and how women are temptresses, etc and how men should be careful not to marry women with “spoilt gardens”. Funny because the bride and groom had a child together about two years before they decided to get marrried…
Post # 10
lol! these are hilarious! keep ’em coming!
Post # 10
um…is it bad if it’s from my wedding?
my bridesmaids got into a fist fight right after we left. i didnt know about it until the next day. but everyone outside after the reception saw it. classy ladies!!!!
Post # 11
I’m the queen of awkward moments, LOL!
Post # 12
Ooohh no!!! That’s terrible!!!
Post # 13
the awkward moment when the pastor tells everyone we are going to light the unity candle and do communion and there is no communion… I think we did awesomely faking taking communion though, no one noticed except the people in the very front that was also at the rehearsal lol. ALSO, when they decided at the last second to have me “toast” my new husband… I DO not speak in front of people… I ended up panicing and saying somehting like “I love this man!” and everyone cracked up
Post # 14
Omg, that’s awkwardly hilarious!
Post # 15
OMG WTF HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH fooorrniiicaaatiiioon!!
Good god that is awkward and why I wont invite work people to the wedding!
Fiance and I found out at his cousins wedding that we were on the “B” guest list and that we were not supposed to be there, but FI’s dad made such a fuss about us not being invited that the bride caved and invited us. We found this out in the middle of the reception, after we were having a great time and eating/drinking everything in sight. We were “THOSE PEOPLE” (the ones you dont want but have to have and then you get peeved when you see them enjoying themselves!). To this day, Fiance and I cant’ talk about that wedding AND when my mom suggested we have a “B” guest list (more for her advantage), we both screamed, “NO!!!”.