(Closed) Married Bees: What went wrong at your wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 62
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The one song that I was adamant that I wanted played for my processional was Canon in D.  The pianist told me again and again what a lovely choice I was making, and promised me that it would be played.  I have no idea what on earth she ended up playing, but it was most certainly NOT Canon in D.  Luckily, I didn’t notice during the ceremony (literally didn’t notice it at all), but watching the video afterwords, I actually stopped it, and cried out “WTF is that???”. 

During pictures, DH’s parents wanted to get theirs out of the way first, but my nieces and nephew’s pictures were being taken first, because they’re children – you know, with short attention spans (not to mention my youngest niece is three, and had missed not only lunch but also her nap time.  Needless to say, she was not a happy camper).  Suddenly, without saying anything else, Father-In-Law, Mother-In-Law and GMIL announce “We’re done!” and started walking away.  DH had to chase after them.  I’m not going to lie.  I had a very not pretty moment, and actually used the words “It’s my day!”.  I’m not proud of this at all, but I couldn’t believe that they were walking away from their only child’s wedding pictures without taking any pictures with him!  When they finally returned, they barely smiled (actually, Father-In-Law didn’t at all), and the pictures with them that I’ve seen look so awkward.  I think this is something that will irk me for  a long, long time. 

Post # 63
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Mother-In-Law gave us a beautiful pair of crystal champgne flutes for our wedding…and I broke mine at the reception! Whoops. Mother-In-Law is very intimidating so I spent a good amount of time hiding after that!

Post # 64
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Sugar bee

Nothing went awfully wrong at our wedding! The DJ’s van broke down on his way to the venue (where we were having both ceremony and reception in the same space) and he didn’t arrive until just as the ceremony had ended. This actually worked out great because it meant he and his equipment weren’t in the background of the ceremony photos, and he got set up super-fast and had music playing by the time we came back from our very few post-reception pics. I didn’t even realize he wasn’t there until someone said something, and by then he had the music playing already! (We had a guy playing the bagpipes for the ceremony music.)

When DH was feeding me cake, he dropped a handful of crumbs down inside my cleavage! The cake was chocolate but miraculously didn’t stain the dress, but I had to retreat to the ladies’ room and strip down to my underthings to get rid of all the crumbs, LOL.

Post # 65
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@ElbieKay:  No I was in the Clinton St. Fire on March 16th. It was about 2 months after the Washington St. one.  My favorite little store in town, Treasure Island, got destroyed in that one. Do you still live in the area? I’m in Bayonne now.

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@Bostongrl25:  I’m the complete opposite, almost 2 months out and this thread is making me laugh because I know how accident prone and clumsy I am, so as long as I don’t slip in the grass of my wedding and break a bone (because I can only break bones by slipping on things like grass and cardboard) I’ll be okay. I know things are going to go wrong but as long as the open bar keeps going and no one gets injured it will be okay (I hope) ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Hobokenbride2012:  Yes, we’ve been here a little over a year.  How do you like your new place?  Sorry to hear about your fire.

Post # 68
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@ElbieKay:  It’s really nice.  3 bedrooms and a backyard in a private house but I want to go back to Hoboken.  But there is no way we could afford a place like this there.  And I miss home but my mom is still there so I’m there like 3-4 times a week.

Post # 69
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My wedding was small and informal and actually went better than I had hoped. But the dress went wrong.

I got there thinking my slip and bra were in the dress sack – nope. Had to get married with nothing but my knickers and the dress. And later I found out one of the clasps around the halter broke so I was walking around with the halter strap askew.

Also, the only photos we have are by family and friends, no photographer. I realized the photos of us kissing were less than satisfactory cause my head was turned too far away from the camera – you just see part of DH’s face and the back of my head. And my bangs were brushed to that side so my face was partially hidden when we were facing eachother.  I did my own hair and didn’t really think about that.

Those are minor details, though. I’m so happy with how my wedding turned out. Just don’t stress and let it be. The rainiest cloud at your wedding can only be your own attitude. Enjoy the wedding for everything it stands for ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 70
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Bumble bee

Cold Wind. Made my winter wedding more warm and cozy since it was all indoors but was miserable during photos outside so I just wanted to get them over with but didnt end up getting all the poses I wanted which im a little bummed about.

A couple screw ups from the DJ but otherwise he did great.

Hated the Best Man speech.

But None of that ruined the day. it turned out more beautiful than imagined, I just think the hardest part with stuff going wrong is that you can never change it. It’s not like other things in life where you can just say ” Next time I’ll do that differently..”

Post # 71
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Bee Keeper

Everything. LOL. But I kept my cool.

 

My DH broke his hand (right hand…thank God) and needed stitches that morning, my dress didn’t fit (long story…) and my makeup turned out looking like a zombie. Luckily, my DH has a VERY high tolerance for pain so he just muscled through it. There was an alterations lady on the island who let my dress out. Annnnd my best friend and I are bomb at makeup and knew we would probably just redo anything anyone did anyway, so we were prepared. Haha.

 

And no, I did not cry. Even when my dress didn’t fit.

 

ETA:  Oh yeah, my Mother-In-Law (who I love and adore) ruined the suprise wedding gift my Maid/Matron of Honor gave me…a limo. But we can all laugh about it=) even on the day of, we were all laughing about it.

Post # 72
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Everything was so late and the party got really shortened because of the start time.

Things were in the wrong places, w almost missed formal photos…

 

but my favorite thing that “went wrong” was our cake cutting slice fell off and slid down the cake–it was sooo funny ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 73
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our actual wedding/reception and most of the day getting ready was absolutely perfect- literally the best party I’ve ever been to.  The only thing that wasn’t perfect was that I called our DJ in the morning to go over a couple of things with him (he said he would email some things that he never emailed), and he copped the biggest attitude with me and we literally had a huge argument.  I was BAFFLED because I was only trying to verify some things that were his JOB, and he totally freaked out on me.  I was pretty pissed, and hours later when I saw him, I let him know how absolutely inappropriate it is to yell at the bride on her wedding day.  He told me that his wife walked out on him the day before.  Okay, fine.  But that doesn’t mean you have to yell at ME.  Call one of your backup DJ’s you told me about if you’re going to act like a jackass.

He played great music, but he did use these stupid party lights that I specifically told him I DID NOT want.  And I didn’t notice it at the time because we were having such a good time, but in my photos sometimes there would be a green dot on someone from those stupid f’ing lights.  I wanted to strangle him.

 

Post # 74
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I feel terrible posting about it in public because we loved our venue and wouldn’t have changed a thing, but one of our guests found a screw in his food. Like, a large screw. And of course the guest this happened to works as a chef in one of NYC’s best and well-known restaurants. Whoops.

Luckily, we are so relaxed about things and it wasn’t a big deal to him (thank god, otherwise that could have been pretty embarrassing), so if anything it’s just a funny story now. We are guessing the screw fell out of one of the buffet warmers or something, obviously it was just a total accident. It was large enough that there was no chance he would have choked on it, so everything worked out fine.

Post # 75
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

flowers! Our centerpieces wilted (MIL fixed them!), and the bouteniers FROZE in the hotel mini fridge so I had to redo them when I realized it… at like 2PM wedding day, and I was supposed to be ready by 3 30PM.

Post # 76
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Long time lurker, first time poster…

Halfway through the ceremony, my husband and I realized that neither of us had the rings. They were in the car. The ceremony came to a brief halt until our fantastic officiant suggested that we borrow our parents rings. The ceremony resumed and no one will ever forget it ๐Ÿ™‚ Just keep smiling, and everyone will compliment your grace even if you feel like you are about to fall over! 

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