(Closed) Give me your wedding/reception horror story…drunk guest, ruined food, etc

posted 12 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

I don’t know that my cousin was horrified, but I would have been upset….our younger cousin wore a velour track suit to her wedding and got pretty drunk and I am pretty sure she was 15 at the time…I was embarassed enough for her.  I am hoping to put a note in our invites regarding semi-formal attire..I wouldn’t want pictures of someone in their sweatpants attending my wedding!

Post # 4
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

At my sister’s reception, her Mother-In-Law got so drunk that she did a pole dance. Thankfully, no nudity was involved, but she got rather embarrassingly up-close-and-personal with the pole. From my perspective, it was *awesome*. I’m not sure that my brother-in-law would agree with me 🙂

Post # 5
1449 posts
Bumble bee

I didnt have any guests ruin my wedding, but my DJ played the wrong song when I walked down the aisle.  Id been imagining walking down to the theme song from the Princess Bride, “Storybook Love” for a few years.  He assured me he knew the song and would have it.  I shouldve made him play it for me before because he played a different song from the movie.  Not the worst thing that could happen but I immediately noticed it when I entered, mumbled it to my dad and the coordinator but it was too late to do anything.  The ceremony was perfect otherwise but I will always remember I didnt come in to the song I wanted to.  Double check and confirm song choices with your DJ!!!

Post # 7
3605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i dont think anything can beat a pole dancing mother of the groom… unless its a pole dancing mother of the bride that i guess 🙂

Post # 8
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Red…I’m not sure I would have considering that something that ruined the wedding…it may have been one of the best things at the wedding. I’d love to laugh about that for years to come…atleast I think I would…and as long as it wasn’t my Mother.

Post # 9
38 posts
  • Wedding: December 2009

My Maid/Matron of Honor did not approve of our union – she thought I was better off single.  She had mentioned to me that she felt really uncomfortable lying to all of our guests and talking favorably about our relationship when it came to wedding party speeches. 

I appreciated her honest opinion and told her that if she didn’t feel comfortable and couldn’t say anything nice, I would not make her get up and say anything.  We told our DJ that only the best men (we had two) would be giving speeches.

The day of the wedding, my Maid/Matron of Honor was probably catching a good buzz by the time speeches came and ran up to mic after one of the best men had given their speech.  She didn’t diss our relationship publicly (which I was secretly fearing) but she emphatically declared that my FI/newly wed husband was “just, ok….”.  This offended some of my FI’s guest and family and they started mocking the statement “________’s JUST OK” chanting it for about 2-3 minutes.  I don’t think Maid/Matron of Honor even realized what she had said or how it came off…. 

I just hope that gets edited out of our video when we get the final product back – we are supposed to get an edited video of just the wedding party speeches!

Post # 10
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I went to a wedding recently that had a free bar (including spirits), there was lots of heckling during the speeches, a female guset climbed onto a table and held up her dress to show her underwear whilst dancing (Not during the speeches!) and the whole wedding were cut off for an hour. Other than that it was the best wedding I’d ever been to, shame the guests couldn’t behave themselves!

Post # 11
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Hey, I think as long as THIS doesn’t happen, a wedding can be counted as having gone reasonably well in comparison.

Post # 12
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

At my friend’s wedding, her groom’s friend which was a female showed up dressed really skanky.  She then got wasted and got a hold of the microphone and said something to the effect of ” Wow like I can’t believe you are actually getting married, you and I have so much history together”, and rambled on and on how she is so close to the groom. Never did she say congrats or mention the bride  The entire 200 person reception was silent and uncomfortable.


Post # 13
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My DJ didn’t show up.  My sister fell and put a 4 inch long cut in her arm.  And someone tried to get a piggy back ride from my dad without telling him, he fell and busted his face.  Awesome…. lol

Post # 14
1656 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

At my friend’s wedding last year the hotel’s renovations were not complete even though they were supposed to have been finished months earlier. The ballroom where they were holding the reception (which had no windows) in addition to the guest rooms at the hotel (where everyone was staying and which had windows that didn’t open) all lost A/C. Her cake half melted. Everyone was a sweaty disgusting mess in all the pictures. The hotel staff was being totally wack about it, too. It was pretty painful.

Post # 16
6586 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

At my ex-SIL’s wedding two cousins from opposite sides of the family got in a fist fight.  Classy.

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