(Closed) Newylyweds: anything surprising or unexpecting about your wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

My DJ played the wrong song for me to walk down the aisle to. BAD SURPRISE!  Of course no one noticed but me, my dad (because I said something as I entered), DH and a couple of my BM’s.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

No surprises thanks goodness! We did cut our cake wrong. We asked what layer we were supposed to cut and no one around seemed to know. So we cut the top. Later, someone (I don’t remember who) told us we were supposed to cut the bottom layer. It was no big deal though.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Bad Surprises (we were pretty lucky):

My bustle pulled out.  My mom came armed with velcro dots (a MUST!) but when those pulled out for the second time, I was frustrated spending time alone trying to fix the bustle, and ended up schlepping my train around all night.

I let my sister convince me that I didn’t want my phone and wallet in my clutch, despite the fact that I didn’t carry my clutch.  We got dropped off at the hotel, but with only half of my stuff.  Keys, wallet, and phone all in the missing half.  We got it straightened out, but it SUCKED!  (Moral: Keep your stuff wherever you want to, but make sure YOU know where it is.)

Good Surprises:

Our rabbi was hilarious, and I was pleasantly surprised at how personal the ceremony was.  We’d spent a lot of time with her, but neither of us were expecting something so us.  

It was awesome, and I feel like there were a million good surprises.  All of the toasts were incredible, the food was yummy, we actually ate dinner, we spent time together, but we also go to see all of our peeps.  It was great.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Our Site Coordinator was really really witchy to all of our friendors, and super duper nice to Mr. Peng and I so we had no idea until we heard about it after the fact. We were super bummed that the people that worked so hard to make our wedding happen were treated so poorly!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Good surprise: We were married on an apple orchard farm, and I really wanted to use apple blossom branches for our centerpieces. When we visited the farm 1.5 weeks prior to the wedding, nothing. But the weekend of our wedding, they were in full bloom and we got the most gorgeous branches with flowering buds I could have hoped for. Apparently they only flower for about 4 days so we really lucked out.

Bad surprise: The venue was supposed to organize a babysitter for us, but about 5 minutes before I was to walk down the aisle I saw one of my friends sitting with her son in our prep area. She told me she didn’t know where the babysitter was, and I marched over to one of the venue owners (thankfully he was nearby) and asked what was up? He told me, without apology, that their babysitter was unavailable so someone will be there at 5:00 — for our 4:00 wedding! I was livid, but had to brush it off because I was literally minutes from the ceremony beginning.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

DH surprised me by giving me a big hug and smooch when I reached the end of the aisle (before the ceremony started!!)  Oopsies!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Surprise to the guests: We had an outdoor wedding on a ranch and my husband rode up to the ceremony spot on a beautiful horse, while the guitarist played Rawhide!

Surprise to me: Right after we were pronounced husband and wife, the ranch owner let all the horses out of the barn and they ran through the field behind us as we walked down the aisle.  It was so cool!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

One of my guests wore a white formal dress to my reception, my bustle ripped out, it was record breaking heat that day and my reception hall didn’t have AC…. LOL!

Hmm good surprises? We had a potluck reception and all the food was amazing, the DJ played all my faves, and my strait-laced mom actually got up and got her groove on on the dance floor! Hehehe

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was surprised that I was asked to give my vows first. For some reason I assumed the man had to promise first… weird assumption, I know, but I was still caught off guard :-).

Post # 12
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Newbee

hmmm, lots of surprises, I’d say! First off, it was FREEZING out that day, 20 degrees colder than the day before or the day after. Not great for a beach ceremony and reception. Our caterer served the *wrong* meal at the reception and the food wasn’t good AT ALL, which was surprising ’cause we’d had her food before and it was always good. Good surprises were that two of our friends has practiced long-distance via skype and performed a guitar/violin duet as we walked down the aisle! (we were expecting just the guitar), none of the kids or babies melted down at any point, my ringbearer nephew walked down the aisle without any problems, and my father in law busted out a tuxedo t-shirt under his buttondown while out on the dance floor! I was also surprised that my husband had a hard time getting through his vows without tears 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Well .. our reception got really out of control … at one point we were actually lifted up on the dance floor … like at Jewish weddings – and we are not Jewish and it was a surprise  LOL. I actually cannot wait to get our video … lots of crazy things happened.

H was doing shots from our ice luge of vodka + redbull

and that is it for now but I’m still getting adjusted and recovering from my honeymoon! I’ll get my thoughts together!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

Bad surprise: The shuttle drivers took the longest route possible to and from the venue, which left a lot of guests waiting a long time for shuttles…but everyone got there, at least.

Good surprise: We had a photo booth set up with props, and when we came up to the doors to prepare for our entrance, we saw that our entire wedding party had dressed up in the props for their entrances. Hilarious. I had high expectations for the reception, but at that moment it was all confirmed that the night was going to be a blast!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Mr. S surprised me with the band playing a song for our recessional “I’m a Believer” and so that was our “first dance”.  I had picked a different song and thought they just screwed up.

A bad surprise I guess was my wedding planner daughter being there the whole wedding.  It was very unprofessional.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Bad Suprise: The DJ decided to play every group dance imaginable even though I said only a few and to keep the music lowkey since we aren’t dancers.

Good Suprise: The officiant messed up the vows, causing some laughter and great pictures!

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