(Closed) Learn from my (wedding) fail

posted 5 years ago in Beehive
Post # 46
17 posts

You ladies are preparing me for my wedding in a month! I’m a ditzy mess when I’m stressed so I know I’ll have these moments 

Post # 47
4675 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you are wearing a corrset dress, and your mom insists on tieing it on you really tight, make sure you lossen it before you eat.  Puking at your wedding, and not being able to eat of drink until your stomach settles is not fun.  

Post # 48
275 posts
Helper bee

posting to follow!


Post # 49
5219 posts
Bee Keeper

Don’t forget where all your personal things are after the wedding like keys, ID’s, purses, wallets, etc. You get so caught up in everything else, you hand that stuff off to a bridesmaid who is probably already smashed at 2pm.


Turns out Southwest doesn’t let you fly to your honeymoon destination without a valid picture ID!! Imagine that

Post # 50
448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

These are great. Following!

Post # 52
3638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

These are fantastic! 

Here are some from weddings I have attended (not all the same one)

If you really want people to dance, remember to actually have your first dance. Otherwise no one will be dancing because you haven’t yet “opened” the dance floor. 

If what you really want is a giant party that lasts all night, don’t have your wedding start in the early afternoon a good hour+ drive out of town. People will be too tired and need to start the drive home by the time you are ready to let your hair down. 

Be sure your groomsmen know that the seafood buffet inside the venue is NOT part of your sit down dinner on the waterfront enclosed deck. Otherwise it could be awkward. 

A wedding win:

If your groomsmen aren’t the type of attend formal occasions normally, see if you can organise a “dresser” my female cousin spent the morning with the boys to make sure they looked presentable. She had nail cutters, extra cufflinks, tied their ties, shone their shoes, even cut their hair, deodorant – you name it she had it. She got them all scrubbed up and took the stress off of everyone else (them included). 

Post # 53
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Also second CityBearBride, I asked my H to pack my overnight bag and he brought me a pair of jeans and shoes. No underwear, no shirt, no toothbrush, hairbrush, and most importantly for me no glasses! I wore contacts for my wedding and had no case or solution to keep them in so I tossed them (they were dailies) not thinking about the next day and couldn’t read the menu when we went for breakfast. I had to wear his tuxedo shirt (thank goodness he had 2).

Post # 54
1378 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

My wedding isn’t until April next year.  I am certain I will be able to add to the list.  


Thanks for the giggles ladies. 

Post # 55
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I second Mrs_Amanda !   I left my ID in my wedding purse and was turned away from a bar I went to with my entire out-of-town family the next day…. whoops! 🙂

Post # 56
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

This didn’t happen to me but it happened to one of my friends:

If you’re going to have your florist match flowers to the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, provide the florist with a swatch of the fabric the dresses are made of.  Either that or have the florist show a real life example of the flowers they will be using and not just pictures.  My friend wanted a very specific shade of magenta – who knew that magenta came in like 10 different shades? She was upset that the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and flowers were 2 very different shades.  I personally liked the difference, but she didn’t.

I do have one of my own:

This is probably a no-brainer for most ladies, but make sure you book your manicure/pedicure appointment ahead of time!  I normally do not get mani/pedis because I’m cheap and I totally forgot to get them done here before we made the 6 hours drive to our hometown where we got married.  I was able to find a place last minute to accomodate me, but I was in a rush and I smeared my pinky nail.  It wasn’t super noticable but it was one of those little things that bugged me all night.

This one is also a no-brainer but it happened to Darling Husband:

If you are having people at your house getting ready, made sure your pets are put away!  DH’s family’s golden retriever got loose and his 2 brothers spent an hour trying to find her the morning of our wedding.  Fortunately, they did find her not too far away, but she was all wet and full of snow and when they brought her back home she decided to shake herself off in the living room giving several of DH’s family members an unexpected shower.  The photographer actually got a photo of it, so we are able to laugh at it now.

Post # 57
1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Don’t leave your wedding flowers on the limo, then get off the limo into the church, then make the limo driver arrive back just 5 min before ceremony starts. #takeyourflowerswithyou #LFMWF

Post # 58
2091 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

These are amazing!!!

Post # 59
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

thanks for sharing, these are great! commenting to follow

Post # 60
2331 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

omg I’m loving these. keep them coming!

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