posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
1797 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@vintagebride143:  Oh it’s okay, I didn’t “feel” it was mean…just thought it.  I’m not really emotionally invested.  I was just sticking up for the bride and groom as hosts but if you weren’t knocking them but moreso the bad service then that makes sense.

Hopefully the bride and groom are going to write one or many reviews about their bad experience and poor service.

Post # 18
1797 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LaCroix:  Why?  Are these bad favors?


I have seen them on websites selling favors.  And I actually would love them.  I am very big on hosting and love cheese and butter spreads.  I have a cute set of pepper ones (great for fiestas!).  I also saw on a site one with olives on them with a tag that says “olive you.”  I was thinking of getting myself a set, not even for favors, because 1. we’re getting married on an olive orchard and 2. I love the butter/cheese knives LOL.


I’m not trying to be a pain…I guess I just don’t quite agree with the views on this thread.  I mean no disrespect to any, I promise!!!

Post # 19
1182 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think the best favors are edible (or otherwise consumable). A butter knife though, not the worst possible favor! 😀

Also, I wouldn’t necessarily blame the couple for the food. There can be a big difference between what’s prepared for a tasting and what gets served. This is why reviews are so, so, so important. 

Post # 21
1308 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

the butter spreaders are on clearance at micheals… like 1 or 2 dollars each… thats probably why it was giving..

Post # 22
2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@icetea:  I agree with you.  Just because it wasn’t the wedding you would plan doesn’t mean it wasn’t this couples dream wedding. 

And honestly, none of this seems particulary bad to me.

I once went to a wedding in a rifle club that served the champagne in paper cups, and the groom missed the first dance because he was smoking pot by the dumpsters in the back of the building where after 5 glasses of champagne, the bride announces she’s pregnant with twins.

But hell, it was still fun because i was with my friends.

Post # 23
4554 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

This sounds more like an issue of Shitty Venue than anything else. It was probably the venue’s food, the venue’s bartender, possibly the venue’s cake, and definitely the venue’s decision to hold weddings at the same time.

Yet another reason why I don’t want to go with an all-inclusive: if one vendor sucks, and you only HAVE one vendor…usually your whole wedding winds up sucking. This can generally be prevented by doing your homework, but I can’t help but feel that “wedding factory” type places have less of a vested interest in making super yummy food than a caterer, whose business lives and dies on how people perceive the food.

Post # 25
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hey, I feel ya. I was just IN a wedding this weekend…so many things went wrong.

Apart from the kids SCREAMING during the whole cermony, there were like 20 of them dancing at the dance so adults didnt dance. They played songs like “I’m a gummy bear”. During the first dance, no one could hear the song. 4 times the DJs were asked to turn it up.

The minister kept calling Josh (the groom) Michael, until he finally said “it’s JOSH!” after the minster said “do you, Michael, take Carlie to be your wife”

They ordered a 4 tier marble cake. The first tiny tier was marble, the other 3 were cherry. I liked it, no one else did.

The mother of the bride and the mother of the groom got into a screaming match over who put more effort into the flowers

A strobe light crashed down onto another kid after another kid (rolling on the floor) rolled onto it.

The caterers came, dropped off the buffet and left, not even telling anyone it was finished being set up. They booked a wedding at a venue across the street, it was bigger, so they went and spent their time there.

The brides sister in law wore a long lacy white dress….


Post # 27
574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t think some of this is the bride or grooms fault.  You can go to a restaurant today and order a steak and it is great, go back tomorrow and order a steak and it is awful.  Same restaurant same menu different day, different taste.  I had the same issue with my baker.  The first cake I tried was nasty, the second cake was so delicious, the 3rd cake had a funny taste, my wedding cake was amazing.

As far as music, for my wedding I had loves songs before the ceremony, love songs for cocktail hour, and love songs for dinner, after that I wanted to dance music.  We were all partying on the dance floor.  Favors are not a needed as far as I’m concerned.

Now, if you guys had no food, nothing to drink, no where to sit because there were no chairs, then I would think it was a horrible reception. 

Post # 29
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That’s a shame for them.

I wonder if they tasted the food and then it didn’t meet expectations on the day?

But I hope they had a happy day and are happy to be married, that after all is the main point. Everything else is just a bonus.

Post # 30
4554 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@ashescats:  WOW.

I went to one a little while ago where the bride’s mom told this b—h who was snarking on the wedding to just leave, not realizing she rode from 3 hours away with the best man (girlfriend), and the speeches hadn’t been given yet. A shouting match ensued, they ended up coming back, and everyone gave her dirty looks the rest of the night.

Post # 31
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

eh this post is a little mean….

I went to a relatives wedding recently that was similar. 2 weddings at once. cold food. not so good cake. etc. but it was what they could afford and venues like that (multiple weddings not so great food) are affordable (think $75pp or less including full alcohol, food, decor etc…) but you know what…. it was a beautiful wedding. The bride and groom were in tears, everyone danced (the music was alot of hip hop not my cup of tea but oh well)




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