(Closed) Officiant horror stories

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
190 posts
Blushing bee

I once attended a wedding where the brides childhood priest called her the wrong name (multiple names mind you) throughout the ceremony. Kept referring to her father as if they had spoken yesterday (he passed away when she was a child) and cut them off during their vows. I think most of the guests could see the horror on their faces, so we brushed it off as s*it happens and just told them that they wedding was beautiful. Someone once told me that if at the end of the day your married to the love of your life then everything went perfectly. 

Regardless, I’m sorry to hear that happened to you! I would just have a go to to change the subject. Subtly acknowledge it, like yeah it was crazy, and move on….


Think about the positives! I’m sure you had a beautiful day 🙂

Post # 3
7881 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

The badness sounds memorable and humorous. I would focus on that. Your friends and family know how good you are together. One day you’ll be cracking up over the ridiculousness. 

You’re married, so yay! It would have been worse if the officiant didn’t technically marry you two. 

Post # 4
6798 posts
Busy Beekeeper

This isn’t bad so much as “huh?”.  We had a legal officiant a couple of days before the wedding. He was fine, actually, but afterwards he gave us this cookbook he had made – he caters to bicycling crowds and the like, from what I understand.  He was quite proud of the book, which also featured his poetry.  The food was the sort you make with several cans of stuff mixed together – it was meant to be quick and high in calories for these people who were getting a ton of exercise.  the poetry was awesomely horrible.  Like I’ve never read anything worse and the middle of the book featured a set of five or so poems that were obviously related to his failed marriage years before.  So awful, though he indicated he’s moved on since then.  I’d post one but I suppose it’s copywrited material.  C’est la vie

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