(Closed) Missed wedding details

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

We attended a friends wedding which was half an hour away from the nearest hotel. The bride and groom had a bus from the hotel to the wedding but neglected to think about return transport. Some friends and other guests called some cabs at 11:30 for a 12am pick up. The cabs never came. They rang the cab company who said the cabs were all busy with local fares and they couldn’t send any cabs for at least four hours. Trouble was the venue staff closed up shop and left all the guests standing in their carpark. 

I had driven (and had a full car) and we had decided to wait with friends until the cabs showed up so we could party on back at the hotel. I ended up making 6 return trips to ferry stranded guests from the venue including the brides parents and grandparents. It was a long night and a waste of a hotel room as I finally got to be at about 7am and had to be out of the hotel by 10am. 

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

Those are both funny/ but sad! I can’t think of any but just read a post on having wedding nightmares. Now I have a whole new worry about forgetting something so major! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

2 things I forgot at my wedding-  we didn’t learn how to dance.  So our first dance was very akward.  We just stood in the same spot going around and around lol  I got so busy with all the others details that I didn’t write a speech for the reception.  My hubbie did and his was good. I just spoke off the cuff and I felt I left out a lot of things out I wanted to say.  Nothing major.  I planned my own wedding and I’m very detail oriented. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yeah…we didn’t quite plan out how DH and I would get back to our hotel! Our wedding ended at around 8pm, and everyone went over to a nearby bar afterward. Well, once DH and I were ready to leave the bar, we realized we didn’t have a ride to our hotel 15 min away (we stayed at a hotel away from all the guests). So we hitched a ride with one of our friends in a little Toyota pickup! My poofy dress took up the whole front seat, haha. Thank goodness he offered to give us a ride!

Other details…We had a friend MC, and I forgot to include a little thank you speech from DH and I after the toasts. whoops. I also wrote the MC script at 1am the night before the wedding…

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m just going to follow this so I can learn from your mistakes =P I haven’t been to a wedding since I was pretty little so Imma need all the advice I can get hahah

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 6 months ago by Kamypuff.
Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

The last wedding I went to, they served a 3 course meal, including a dessert.

They cut their cake and the venue took it behind the scenes to the kitchen to cut it up for them and put it in the individual boxes provided.The intention was to put it on a table near the door, so guests could take it home with them afterwards.

A few weeks after the bride told me that the venue had cut the cake, boxed it, then just left it in the hotel kitchen!

The bride noticed right at the end of the night when most guests had already left. 

They were left with like 65 slices of wedding cake. (Obviously on the night the Bride and Groom were busy mingling and just assumed it would be handled)

Venue said nobody communicated to them that they had to put it by the door, so they didnt. Ouch.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 5 months ago by elleodee1.
Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Commenting to follow, because I already am making a mental list, I didn’t think about a lot of this!

I totally forgot to write a Maid/Matron of Honor speech for my BFF’s wedding and winged it. I cringe thinking about that moment being caught on video!  I definitely don’t want to thank everyone without notes!

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

the bride is supposed to give a speech???? Please tell me that you all are kidding! 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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MissTNBookworm:  the bride and/or groom should take a moment to thank all their guests, parents especially if they contributed financially etc. it’s really no big deal. I didn’t plan it at all ahead of time…just said a heart felt thank you 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Following this thread 🙂 I have three months to go and i’m freaking out a bit.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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2monthweddingplanner:  A quick thank you, not a problem. I was going to do that. I don’t know what I was worried about. I think I was sleepy and my brain was on overload about what’s left to do. Thanks for bringing me back from the brink, bee! 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I was a “backup bridesmaid” in my ex-FI’s friend’s wedding (awful story within itself)…and the bride and groom not only forgot to arrange transportation from the church to the reception for the bridal party, but forgot to reserve seats for us! About 80% of the bridal party had to eat upstairs by the kitchen by ourselves. It was awful.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Redondo Beach Historic Library

I didn’t know the bride and groom were supposed to give speeches either?! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that. Maybe it’s a regional thing. We were thinking of thanking our parents at the rehearsal dinner.

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