(Closed) Learn from my (wedding) fail

posted 5 years ago in Beehive
Post # 76
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

 

lol these are awesome. I’ll add a few of my own:

– If you’re hiring a DJ who will act as your emcee, make sure to touch base with him about the “feel”<br /> of your reception so it’s the fun party atmosphere you want, instead of crickets chirping in the background with a dead-pan DJ announcing people’s names. Also make sure he asks any questions about your song choices and order of events before the wedding day, so you dont spend the ENTIRE morning of your wedding day texting with you freaking DJ instead of drinking coffee and chatting with your girls!

-If you’re having cupcakes AND a cutting cake, make sure to assign someone from the venue to cut the cake and serve it so you don’t have an entire 2 tiered cake minus one piece left at the end of the night. And if you havent provided a cutting set and instead asked the venue to just put a knife on the table… make sure it doesnt have a neon colored handle, and if it does, maybe make sure it isnt placed in the middle of your on your non-neon decorated table so it wont be in ALL you pictures lol

-Make sure you tell ALL your parents (7 in my case) about the rehersal & dinner so you dont have to call them 10 mins before-hand, make them cancel their dinner plans and have them lose their shit on you at the rehersal. You’d think most parents would assume there is something going on the night before, and if they hadnt heard whether there was or not, maybe ask… but DH’s dad isnt so brilliant! #LFMWF

Post # 77
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Don’t let your guests drink most of the white wine during the welcome BBQ the night before and forget to get more for the wedding, or you’ll run out during cocktail hour  :/  Oh well.  #lfmwf

Post # 78
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5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Penang1885:  It’s almost 4 years later and it still pisses me off sooooo much! Try to be cool now (to other people) about it, but flowers were so important to me that internally I still boil!

Post # 80
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Worker bee

Don’t ignore the weather prediction that nearly guarantees rain for your outdoor ceremony. Listen to it, and consider an indoor ceremony or maybe tents… #flashfloods #soakedweddingguests  

Post # 81
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1069 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

KoiKove:  Yes, I was pretty annoyed about it. I mostly let it slide on the day, but given I specifically told them I wanted no purple tones, I found it pretty irritating. Didn’t help that the boutonnieres were awful either – giant ugly dying twin roses when I asked for one small flower. My father’s fell apart before he even put it on, so he had to walk down the aisle without one. My fiance’s one just drooped the whole time. I’m definitely going to warn people off that florist. At least I’m good at photoshop, so if it really bugs me in the photos I’ll either change the colors to fit or remove the boutonnieres entirely.

Post # 82
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50 posts
Worker bee

 

Laurenplusalex:  These are all hilarious, but I couldn’t quite keep the giggles in with this one, and I woke up my poor patient with my laughter! (I’m an ICU nurse!)

Post # 83
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Allow me to add to this from my 1st wedding… 

If having readers at your ceremony make sure they know they will be reading and have seen the material. I relied on the husband to do this and boy was there confusion during the ceremony when guests had no idea what they were being called up to do. 

When hiring a photographer check ratings to be sure he isn’t a con artist. Handed over a check for 3k and never saw a single professional picture from that wedding. Imagine the surprise when the photographer was plastered all over the news weeks later for being a con artist. #LFMWF 

Post # 84
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Worker bee

Subscribing 🙂

Post # 85
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5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Penang1885: Ugh, that sucks that not only was the color wrong, but the quality sucked! Make sure to write a  review at Wedding Wire, Yelp, Google, etc

Luckily, my flowers were pretty, but the wrong color. My photographer was able to photoshop my boquet, but not the reception centerpieces. So every time I see them a little steam comes out my ears. 

Post # 86
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Strawberryshmoo:  + 1 about readings.

I witnessed an epic fail on the reading front at a friend’s wedding. Only they’d picked someone who doesn’t really enjoy public speaking and then just handed them a text to read minutes before the ceremony. The result being a halting, embarassing, mess as they stumbled over a totally unfamiliar and complicated piece of writing.

So I made sure that my stepdaughter was happy with the reading she did at our wedding and had it way ahead of time so she could get thoroughly familiar with it. 

Just because someone agrees to do a job doesn’t always mean that they are entirely happy about the idea. People often hate to let a friend or relative down. 

Post # 87
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2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

 

CityBearBride:  I can’t believe how common this is!

I’ve read it on a few sites, now I’m paranoid hahha. Must remember day after clothes!!

Post # 88
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1891 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m just in the planning stages, but still making plently of fails.

In the town we are getting married, there is a venue called The _______ Country Club and a resturant called The _______ Restuarant. So they have the same name, but are completely different companies.

When you book an appointment to meet with them, make sure you call the Country Club and not the resturant, so when you show up they have some clue of who you are & why you’re there & the resturant doesn’t call you in a huff about why you are aren’t for your appointment…….. #LFMWF

Post # 90
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Realise when it is time to stop shopping and that you don’t need to buy ANYTHING else. Especially the sort of expensive impulse buy that occurs 2 days before the wedding when your brain is already MIA.

That way you don’t end up owning a headpiece that cost the equivalent of $120 which you wore for a couple of hours at the reception, wasn’t particularly comfortable and is now abandoned, beautifully wrapped up, in a drawer.  #LFMWF

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