(Closed) Learn from my (wedding) fail

posted 5 years ago in Beehive
Post # 16
3039 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you have family members that are incredible control freaks, don’t involve them in wedding planning – you might end up with a dadzilla!

And don’t rely on other people to remember to deliver your weekend bag to the place you’re spending the wedding night, or you might have to do as walk of shame just like CityBearBride:  



Post # 17
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


Post # 19
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Make sure that you remember to give the photographer the suite # your fiance is getting ready in before the wedding so that they don’t spend 30 minutes calling your phone (which you told them would be disconnected) because the hotel checked them out, but let them stay in the room longer and can’t tell them where Fiance is. They only had 45 minutes scheduled originally… #LFMWF

Post # 20
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

CityBearBride:  One of my friends did this, but she was a Bridesmaid or Best Man. I don’t know what happened to her overnight bag, or if it was at someones house instead of at the hotel where she had stayed the night before, but she went to the gift opening the next morning in the dress that one of the personal attendants wore the night before since she had nothing else but her Bridesmaid or Best Man dress to wear… and then wore it the rest of the day when we were all out and about together. It was the finniest thing.

Post # 21
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Kacie209: or…. bow chicka wow wow ๐Ÿ˜‰

Following! Great thread!

Post # 22
2942 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Second one for me;

If you make a check list of everything that needs to be in your car on the way to set up your recpetion, actually look at the checklist, or you will end up putting truffels on the tables when you are supose to be at your rehersal dinner. 

Post # 23
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Don’t space on your RSVP envelopes and write your old Postal (ZIP) code. You’ll be making a lot of calls come your RSVP date.  #LFMWF

Post # 24
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

Make a list of things to pack to drive over to your venue(s). Do not leave boxes of meticulously hand-made DIY decorations at home. #LFMWF

Post # 25
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have two… I can’t help it.

1. Double check that your ring bearer’s tux includes pants. #LFMWF

2. Drink water and Gatorade so that you don’t faint after your ceremony and have to lay on a bathroom floor for an hour. 

Good times! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 26
3025 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Also, don’t wait until it’s time to walk down the aisle to figure out that your shoes don’t actually fit.

Post # 27
15 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015


Which has actually turned out quite nice.. I know what NOT to do now! Hahah! ๐Ÿ™‚

Check to make sure your venue has a room where you can get dressed for pictures; not hanging out in the 90 degree campground bathrooms, sweating off your airbrushed makeup.

If you’re getting married in summer- check the fabric of the bridesmaids dresses BEFORE you commit– don’t want bridesmaids with sweat stains in your pics.. Yes, this really happened.

Also, if you’re getting married in summer, in a venue without AC, make sure you have a walk-in-cooler. 

Make sure the people who you’ve designated to set up the meat and cheese trays for sandwiches, realize that they need to refill them, not just set it up and be done. Otherwise the FOB will be doing it himself instead of enjoying the party.

Make sure your diabetic mother realizes that sangria will shoot her blood sugar through the roof! and if she pukes, TAKE HER TO THE ER.

Pay the DJ before you leave. Don’t want the awkward whos paying between the brides and grooms families. Hah. 

All this made it seem much worse than it really was… haha. 

Post # 28
4697 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

These are hilarious.

Mine so far are.. When you go for your makeup trial remember that you look horrible with liner under your eyes and decline it because you’ll have wasted your trial and your money…. You’ll also forget its there and smear it all over your face while walking home, and when your Fiance sees you (after you brag about how hot you look) he thinks you just finished crying.

Also, don’t trek to your dress fitting in 30 degree heat after not eating all day. You’ll pass out mid-way through the appointment and spend the rest of the time being fanned by a seamstress.

Post # 30
5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s been almost 4 years, and I still remember my fails!!

Visit your florist the day before your wedding to confirm that what she considers pink is really pink and not purple!

Dont just practice (and stretch out your shoes) by walking around. Stand in one place for 15-30 mins (or however long your ceremony is) on the same type of ground you will be standing on. My shoes were decent (as comfortable as any fancy non-sneaker shoe can me) when walking around. But standing at the alter killed me! Luckily no one could see me shifting from foot to foot under my long dress.

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