@Legallyblondiebride: We had a couple of things “go wrong,” but nothing big and everything honestly worked out fine – we loved it!
1. My hair/makeup lady ran an hour late and dug into our pre-wedding photos BIG TIME (that was the worst thing that happened because it affected the schedule of our whole day, grrr!)
2. I tore my dress literally right before our ceremony. I was going around the corner and the lace got stuck on the corner of the building. It wasn’t bad and I didn’t really give a hoot at the time, but it’s still a little lame.
3. The song that was supposed to play as I walked down the aisle didn’t play (got stuck/froze or something?), so I walked down the aisle in complete silence. Luckily, my brain was so busy concentrating on not falling/tripping/etc. that I had no clue until people told me about it afterward – and then it was funny because I legitimately had NO CLUE that there wasn’t any music playing.
4. The venue magically “lost” most of the items we’d brought with us for the reception…. like 400 votive holders + candles for example (which were expensive and we wanted to sell after the wedding, which I’m sure one of the venue employees must have done… jerks!). Also, the venue staff was supposed to help load gifts/etc. into the designated cars after the wedding (as per our rental contract) and all of the staff ‘disappeared,’ leaving my in-law’s to take care of everything (my parents were quite inebriated and weren’t much help :-/ oops).
5. The guests ended up staying 1.5hrs later than they were supposed to. We had our last dance and were supposed to make a limo departure right after, but we got stuck talking to family and friends for nearly 2 hours after the dance (1.5hrs past our venue rental time). Luckily, we weren’t charged for it by the venue or our driver, but that could’ve been a bad situation.
Nothing really “big” happened, but the hair/makeup person running late really messed things up, so make sure to account for that (not that I didn’t, but I definitely didn’t account for enough ‘oops’ time in advance). Also, the guests tend to not notice things going wrong as much as the people who have planned the entire day, so try not to worry 🙂
EDIT: Oh, one funny thing that “went wrong” was the fact that our DJ accidentally mis-worded and skipped around part of our introduction at the reception and the end result turned into a sort of sexual innuendo! That was more hilarious than anything, but I don’t think my uber-conservative grandparents appreciated it 😉