Post # 123
@sablemuse: OMG I know I am late in reading/responding to this but I just HAVE to. My fiance and I have both lost our fathers within the last two years and so thinking of how to honor them is of course at the top of our list. When I read “cardboard cut out” I immediately thought “nononopleasenoplease don’t let this be of someone who has passed…” I just…can’t…imagine!
Post # 124
@NurseMandie: this is hilarious! 🙂 I hope we are that lucky to have good speeches
Post # 125
@Cummins59: ROTFLMAO…..we have a bar here that does chicken shit bingo. That is what immeadiately came to my mind. That is just awful for a wedding……
Post # 126
@JJBelle: IKR!! I get that everyone grieves differently but man.
On that note, I’m sorry about your fathers. I know there’s plenty you could do to honor them both. PM me if you need suggestions!
Post # 127
Best: A wedding at Letchworth State Park in upstate New York in front of a waterfall. The couple was so totally in love and both their families had a total blast at the reception. It was so much fun to watch and be a part of.
Worst: The wedding I went to this weekend. The ceremony started at 2 PM and ended just before 3:00. The reception venue was about 45 minutes away from the church, but the reception didn’t start until 5 PM. We had to find a way to kill about an hour and a half before getting to the reception.
The reception was at a very expensive restaurant which it seems the bride and groom couldn’t really afford, because they had a cash bar. Not even beer or wine for free. Drink prices started at $6.
The DJ was awful and pushy. He made all the tables play a “getting-to-know-you” version of hot potato and it was just strange and awkward.
The bride and groom did a Dollar Dance, which looked really needy and grabby when combined with the expensive venue/cash bar combo. Plus, neither of them come from families where Dollar Dances are traditional, and they’re definitely not customary up here in the Northeast. I’m sorry, but if you’re gonna make me pay for my own drinks, I’m not paying money to dance with you, too. Plus, the DJ didn’t help matters. Remember how I said he was pushy? He announced the dance by saying anyone who wanted to could pay a dollar for a dance, “but as you all know from life, one dollar doesn’t get you very far! So if you want a real dance with the bride and groom, you’re gonna have to pay up!” Those were his actual words. Very tasteless.
The final kicker of the night? The bride and groom went table to table to greet people during the reception and very obviously skipped over our table. And they started the table visiting with the table right next to us much earlier in the evening! The groom made his way over a little while after dinner, mixed in with some groomsmen who were already hanging out at our table. But the bride and groom never came over to talk, thank us for coming, etc. like they did with every single other table at the reception.
Ugh. Such a strange experience.
Post # 128
@Averne: Yeesh, the dollar dance (particularly the way it was presenting) seems really awful. What is/was your relationship to the couple? Why would they skip over your table on purpose? That’s so odd.
Post # 129
Best: a reception where they handed out late night Krystal burgers on silver platters. There were lots of great things about the wedding, but that’s what I remember most.
Worst: The couple got in a fight at the reception and she left. And didn’t come back. They ended up getting an annulment. I still have no idea what happened.
Post # 130
Best: The happy couple (my mom’s brother and my aunt) had been together for 10 years and FINALLY got married 🙂 During the vows my uncle read the first love letter he ever wrote her (on pen and paper, he kept all of them), and a new letter as his vows. EVERYONE cried. My mom’s family is really emotional and it was kind of funny looking around the room, my grandma, all my uncles and aunts were bawling and the bride’s family was charmed but also looking at us like wtf is wrong with these people… The whole thing was really sweet and intimate despite being over 100 people, our family is really close and social so we had a blast.
Worst: The couple (my FIs cousin & bride) gave an open invitation to their church, (which is fine, it’s not a huge church or anything) but seriously people showed up in crocs (!!??), jeans with CHAINS dangling from them, some slightly overweight kid wore sweatpant cutoffs and a way too small t-shirt, there was no alcohol, maybe 6 tables for over 100 people, no one wanted to dance, the couple did an awkward swaying thing for 5 minutes all alone and then snuck off… although the ceremony was nice and the food was ok, honestly it was quite appalling.
Post # 131
Worst: Movie themed table names, sorry but that is cheesy!
VERY worst: Centerpieces that looked similar to this:
But maroon, peacock, and white. Very 90’s, very cheesy, not pretty at all – sorry girls if any of you are planning these!
Post # 132
Best: Our friends wedding was at their family farm, and the guests were able to camp overnight. I loved it. There was an awesome barnfire. Most fun I have ever had at a wedding.
Worst: Servers placing alcohol at the childrens table. Lack of supervision at some weddings which lead to children drinking alcohol.
And our table being missed to go up to the buffet. Once we saw people from other tables going up for seconds, and dessert was starting to come up for the wedding party, our table got up and put ourselves in line.
Post # 133
@AquaGrey8962: BAHAHA I am not big at all…but I love the theme song from Jurrasic Park, HAHA! I always hum it to my fiance. It think it is such a romantic, adventurous, beautiful classical tune…lol but seriously I do, but I would never play it walking down the isle. Now I do want to play it at my wedding while we are eating just to see if anyone recognizies it, lol…
Post # 134
Best: was probably a Destination wedding in Jamaica I attended, it was just overall awesome, great food, great drinks, great music, great weather & great friends.
Worst: The hall was right beside a farm and there was such a strong manure stink that flooded into the hall. Made everyone lose their appetite. The Hall was L shaped with the head table in the corner and the two sides of the L hall weren’t able to see each other.
Post # 135
Best: My family rushing the dance floor and not abandoning it from right after the first dances until the end. At EVERY. FAMILY. WEDDING. Seriously. These people are the best!
Worst: “Dry” wedding where the bride & groom went to do shots out of the trunk of their car in the parking lot, and people were told to buy their alcohol at the lobby bar in the hotel.
Awkward Worst: Photographer who set up blaring lights in the gorgeous orthodox chapel and getting in the way of everyone trying to witness the ceremony. Seriously, this guy was all up in their business and it was so distracting. I just wanted to pay attention to the gorgeous greek orthodox wedding since I’d never been to one!
Post # 136
Best: My friend’s wedding venue was an art gallery and I loved hanging out with all those beautiful paintings!
Worst: Ok I’m honestly not making this up. My friend’s cousin (bride)was getting married and I had met her a few times, but didn’t expect to get invited. So a month or so before the wedding my friend broke up with her boyfriend and asked if I would like to come with her instead as a +1. She said she was also going to be helping family members with decoration set up and take down, so would I mind helping a bit too? I said sure, I was honored to get an invite as it was. Everything was great for the ceremony, but afterward I was recruited by some snappy lady to help in the kitchen. I realized then that they had no caterer or waiters! I was told to put plates of buffet food together and run them out to a large table. Then repeat for additional courses. I had no time to sit and eat my dinner! It wouldn’t have been so bad if it was a team effort with family members, but I soon realized that it was just me! Busting my butt to serve food while everyone else relaxed and had fun! This also was not a casual affair, but an elegant ballroom type thing and I didn’t know anyone there besides my friend ( who also sat and ate and drank and ignored me all night). It began to dawn on me halfway through the night that I had been invited for the purpose of being put to work at the wedding, not as a guest. When I finally got to sit down and eat my dinner the same snappy lady found me and demanded to know why the deserts weren’t out yet and to hurry up with them! Ugh. Worst. Ever.
Post # 137
@Dovetail: Oh my gosh! I would have left, seriously. If you didn’t know anyone but your friend.. yeah..