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

posted 12 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
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Newbee

I would be mortified if someone were to get drunk at my wedding.  Especially if there is a mic present!  But even more than those who can’t hold their liquor…I’m afraid of the antics children present. My Fiance has lots of children and spoiled teens on his side of the family and I just know they are going to try and upstage everyone.  I’m not overreacting- it happens every holiday and special event.  At birthday parties they fuss because they always wanted the gift that the bday boy/girl got, but never did.  They throw fits if they are made to give up cell phones and ipods in public places.  And they literally rush to be the first in line when food is involved, even when this involves running into physically handicapped people standing in line!  So needless to say, I’m dreading what kind of mayhem they will cause at our wedding.

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I wanted to post this as I received a PM from someone accusing me of being inconsiderate and insensitive for talking about what I still think are the creepy people puppets with the giant heads.  Their real name is “The Funny Little People” and that is what they are still called according to their website:

http://www.thosefunnylittlepeople.com/aboutus.html

They are PUPPETS and don’t remotely resemble actual humans and did not get their name from a resemblance to someone afflicted with any type of dwarfism.  Apparently they are regional and were popular about 10 years ago when my cousin got married although they started in 1976.  I remember seeing them perform at various events.  And I will always laugh when I think of my poor cousin’s face when she saw these on the dance floor at her wedding:

 

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Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

heheeheh i didnt take offense and knew what you meant – i  would have also started drinking if i had this troupe show up at my wedding reception

its a wedding not the muppets show (although i kinda like the muppets so that wouldnt be as bad)

Post # 36
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Newbee

We got married at my grandparents’ house so my grandfather, who was quite ill with lung cancer (don’t smoke!) could be there. During the ceremony itself, my grandmother – who was mean, not demented, and probably potted – wandered off into the bushes and whacked around with sticks, claiming, out loud as the Justice of the Peace was talking, that there were “little boys” there who needed to leave. we have it on camera.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

@Grace8367- I’m glad you posted that, although sorry you got a rather mean PM from someone bc I didn’t know what you were talking about and was not offended but a bit taken aback by your story…Makes much more sense now!

All these stories are making me laugh on the outside but silently shake with fear on the inside that something like this will happen at mine!

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

ok ladies, this is a true wedding horror story and best of all, it happened to me! About 5 months into my wedding planning there was an offer on here weddingbee for a free planner for east tn brides, well i didnt have the money to hire someone myself so i jumped on the offer and was real excited, the girl was trying to build up her new business so she was doing 3 weddings for free. When i spoke with her i told her that i already had everything planned out i just needed someone for the day of to set up things and make sure everything went right that way i could get ready, Well we had several emails, i think 2 phone calls and the day before my wedding i spoke with her, she couldnt do the rehersal dinner which was fine but promised everything would be fine she would be there on the day. So lo and behold the day of my wedding she was supposed to arrive around noon, So i called her to make sure she was finding the place ok and how much longer it would be until she got here so i could meet her and show her what was to be done. She answers the phone “cough cough, didnt you get my message?’ Big suprise shes not coming! Shes sick. SO i was actually nice i told her to get better and i got off the phone and then went into panic nervous breakdown mode, I checked my phone and there were no voice mails, texts or missed calls at all, I rushed and got to the site and put everything up almost bymyself, I had the help of my grandparents but nobody knew how anything was supposed to go and it was awful so needless to say while i was doing everything she was supposed to be doing, I missed my hair and makeup appointments, We were scheduled to get married at 7pm, a beautiful sunset lakeside wedding..well i left to pick up the flowers down the road after 5, thats when i finally finished setting everything up and it still wasnt complete, I had ordered a boquet of stargazer lilies and pink roses, all pink, The boquet they had for me had 4 lilies and maybe 6 roses and a million babysbreath everywhere! I lost it, I had to wait there while they fixed it, (they did fix it for free) that took another 45minutes. It was after 6pm by the time i got back to the hotel to get ready, I was covered in sweat, my hair up in a ponytail and i was just miserable, I ended up not getting down the aisle until almost 9pm! when i finally did make it down the dj that i had spent $400 on messed the songs all up, I wanted to walk down to cannon in D, well the bridesmaids walked down to is as well (not as planned) and then when it was time for me to walk he started it all over again! We didnt get to do a unity candle because it had started to rain, SO I got married in the dark and in the rain. Well we had a whole grand entrance song and everything, the dj didnt even play it, He came highly recommended and ended up being just awful. All the music he played was wrong, and it  was so loud i had to keep asking him to turn it down repeatedly! It was just plain awful, Iwould have been better off witha radio and some cds, Now its been almost 5 months and i just feel so cheated. Yes i did get married but i have always wanted this dream of a wedding and everything went horribly wrong and i cant help but blaming the majority of it on the mia wedding planner, it really infuriates me when i think about it, because i will never get that day back sad to say but there are more bad memories than there are good of my wedding and i just dont know what to do about it, i found her under onewed.com and left her a bad review but in the broad scheme of things it doesnt do anything, about 3 months after the wedding she sent me an email because she had seen the review and told me that was wrong of me to leave that and that she was sorry everything went wrong, but you know if she had at least told me the day before when i was tlaking to her that she didnt feel well or didnt think she could come i could have made plans or got up at 7am and went and got everything ready. Im gonna have to leave it as this because the more i think about it the madder i get! The girls business is called picture perfect moments and its in tennessee, her name is tiffany lynn kelsey , so take this as a warning!

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I went to a wedding for a college friend of mine a few years ago, and she was marrying the guy that she’d been with for about five years, and who had repeatedly cheated on her.

When the priest came to the part in the vows about “being faithful”, she shot him a very, very, VERY strongly punctuated look. It was funny, but awkward…

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

my cousin got married about 10 years ago.  There were a ton of small children present and several were running around during the reception.  One of them knocked over the cake table.  It was destroyed.

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee

I went to one wedding for a relative a number of years ago that people to this day still talk about as far as how bad it was. There was a ton that went wrong or should never have been done in the first place. The things that stood out to most people were the fact that the bride was so uptight and grouchy the entire day and night that no one was able to enjoy themselves, including the groom. The bride was offended that the guest count at the reception (they didn’t allow anyone to witness the ceremony) was microscopic since the majority who were invited refused to attend since they weren’t good enough to attend the ceremony, which they were perfectly justified in. They did an Ipod dj that was compiled the ngiht before so the dance floor was empty. The music was fine to listen to but not danceable. That, along with anyone daring to talk to the couple or take pictures of them, sent the bride into a childish temper tantrum. Since the wedding was out of the area (where the couple lived but everyone else had to fly in, even from overseas) and no one was fed, nor were they allowed to go out anywhere to eat while they were visiting, at any point (or anywhere for that matter that the bride was not able to keep tabs on them). While there is nothing wrong with a cake and punch reception, make sure that the cake doesn’t taste like cardboard and make sure that your guests have other food in their systems during the weekend. The couple also couldn’t be bothered to send thank you notes later.

Compared to that, all the other weddings I have been to have been great.

 

 

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

not too bad behaviour but we were at a wedding and the mothers of the B&G were doing the tables together, saying hello, thanks etc.  they get to us and MOG meets me for the first time (hubby and the groom are long time dive buddies) and she asks if i dive (i do) and the MOG says something like “oh i wish Nicole would like diving because James misses it so much” (note, groom stopped diving because bride told him to stop, plus no more surfing)

the MOB in the meantime jumps up and says “she cant dive – we’ve told you that!” in a not so friendly voice.  the MOG says “oh i know that but its a pity that James cant get out at least once a month and dive with his friends” and MOB says something like “well he cant go out every weekend surfing and diving and having fun – he HAS to spend his time with Nicole you know!” followed by MOG rolling her eyes at me and it gets very awkward as the mothers decided to move on to the next table

we gave that marriage 12 months and they lasted 11

Post # 43
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@ember: that’s horrific

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee

@happyheart, that experience is why I cringe everytime people suggest Ipod weddings and insisting that people won’t be offended by only being invited to the reception. No one ever bothers to mention the dark side of those things as though they don’t exist or will never happen.

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Luckily only one friend at my wedding got rather tipsy. While dancing, he decided it would be a good idea to PICK UP the girl he was dancing with and swing her in circles.  That ended in one of my bridesmaids getting kicked in the back pretty violently (albeit accidentally). 

Before my groom and I made our big exit, he did a practice run; prancing down the front sidewalk with his sparkler & carrying on about how much he loved everyone and how beautiful the wedding was.  I was just giggling at the goofiness of it all and way to giddy to let anything rumple my feathers on my wedding day.  All in all, no big deal compared to what I once witnessed…

In college, I worked as a server, sometimes assisting at catered events.  One such wedding I was at ended in a couple of people HAVING SEX against a wall in the main ballroom.  At least one of the culprits was part of the wedding party!  This was the most horrifying and none-too-descreet act I’ve ever witnessed at a wedding and surely ever will!  Just say no to an open bar!

 

Post # 46
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My sister’s best friend/sorority sister got horribly drunk at the reception and danced inappropriately with my developmentally disabled cousin who was in elementary school at the time. She also dropped her crystal wine class on the floor and not only spilled wine everywhere and had glass all over the dance floor, but tripped on the spilled liquid and fell and cut her head. She is an RN and it was quite embarassing! I mean, first my little cousin has to tell my mom that a married bridesmaid is “grinding” on him on the dance floor and then the dj had to clear everyone off the dance floor for the glass and wine (and blood!) to be cleared off. And then the dj had to tell everyone no glass on the dance floor, essentially no beverages since everything was glass or bottles. She had to have my uncle who is a doctor stitch her head up while they waited for the ambulance from 911 and then as she was leaving she told her husband that she was a few months pregnant (!) and that he should tell the emergency folks that since she had been drinking. The ambulence decided not to take her but she and her husband had to call his mother to come pick them up.

My dad’s business partner was the last person at the wedding. He was hanging out with my immediate family and the catering crew. He asked the bartender for a “to go cup” and they gave it to him! This is terrible as he is a judge in our hometown.

My sister’s in laws spent much of the night in the lobby. There is a large semi-circle shaped sectional couch. The event manager told my mom that several of the pillows were missling from the couch. Turns out one of the elderly guests stole two of the pillows from the couch! My sister actually saw it during a holiday visit on the perpatrator’s sofa!

My aunt brought her boyfriend to the wedding. Too bad her other boyfriend, who she lives with and is close to our family, was also in attendance. Made for some awkward times.

I later saw the live-in boyfriend at the front desk of the hotel with who appeared to be a call girl. I recognized this women as I used to work in the court system and she was a known prostitute. She had the audacity to say, “Well, hello Ms. Politico!” as she knew I worked in the courts. So creepy.

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