Ridiculous wedding complaints please share!

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

My mother and I got into an argument because I wanted the card box to say “cards” on it.

Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Not nearly as good as most of these, but my mom and I got in into an argument because she insisted my dad’s boss be invited. I’ve never met this woman, and both of my parents can’t stand her. I conceded. Just hoping she won’t show up undecided

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

“You can’t have oval tables because the people at the far ends of the table won’t be able to speak to each other and that’s so inconsiderate!”

I cannot recall a single time I was able to have a conversation with someone at a wedding that was sitting directly across from me while the DJ had music playing….ever!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Luckily we’re still pretty early in the planning process so haven’t gotten anything crazy yet, but we just opened our room block the other day and my Future Mother-In-Law had a comment and I was like UH NOPE. She said she wanted a room the night of the wedding that was next to mine and FI’s, because she didn’t want to be “away from all the action” and “miss out on the partying that would happen after the wedding.” I was like, lady, I will not get caught dead with you having the room next door to mine the NIGHT OF MY WEDDING. My Fiance and I had a good laugh about her thinking she would camp next to us for the night, lol.

My other favorite is one of my bridesmaids telling me she didn’t want to book her hotel room for the wedding night yet because she “doesn’t know what her schedule is yet.” I was like, your schedule is to be at my wedding that night what do you mean you don’t know what you’re doing yet.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

Not a complaint, but ridiculous suggestion. My Mother-In-Law suggested having the rehearsal dinner at a restaurant in another city that was a 2 hour flight away.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

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soontobemrstee :  We are having a late morning wedding, and a lunch reception.  Our ceremony is at 11 am. My mom keeps complaining that’s too early for her, and every single time I talk to her, she asks if I’ve changed the time. She’s also been asking a lot “what happens if I cough during the ceremony, what if my teeth look weird, etc”. She overthinks and worries about shit we don’t even know is going to happen! We still have several months to go! 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Well, at least the grapes don’t roll off the plate. 😂

People complaining about the music when I was a guest. 

Why don’t you have the wedding across the country where I live instead of where you, fiancé, and nearly all the guests live? Why don’t you have it specifically at this expensive historic location? I’ll pay for it? (Spoiler alert: you’re broke, you will not pay for it.) 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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lunalovegood88 :  Yes I had A Four Weddings moment with those grapes:  “Everything was fabulous but I had to pluck my own grapes.  I give her wedding a FOUR!”

Oh I forgot another good one!  First wedding – brother in law’s witchy wife refused to stand for pictures because “I don’t feel like having my picture taken today.”  Okay witch, then why are you here?  Then at the reception her and hubby sat in a separate area and drank all night.  Not to get be drunk, just to be apart from everyone.

My mom also laid a bird when, at my first wedding, she had it in her head that a local bakery near the church should do the cake.  No, I liked another local bakery.  She would NOT shut up about that damn cake, lolol.  Looking back it makaes me laugh but at the time I was like, Mom you hate cake!  Why are you hassling me about this?  wink

Oh my gosh these comments have me rolling!!  I love the one whose Mother-In-Law wants a room next to the bridal couple on their wedding night.

My former in laws wanted drink tickets.  No, this is not a carnival but thanks.

This last time aorund the horn I shared very little with others to stem the “feedback.”

Post # 24
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Helper bee

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MiniMeow :  hahahahahahaha this cracked me up

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

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futuremrss17 :  LOL @ your grandpa.  That is hilarious.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

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MiniMeow :  What did she want the box to say??

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I feel like if I would’ve gotten married a decade ago, I would have some stories. But, by this point, everyone is just tired and happy for free food and drink. 

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

not married yet. but here are some planning complaints/requests

“you really need to change the date because we dont want you to have a friday night wedding”

“shame on you for not wanting a bridal shower! how are you going to get DISHES” (weve owned a home for the last three years with plenty of dishes)

“i want to do a choreographed dance! and you cant tell me no!”

“i really think we need a photo of both sides of the family all together” (ok, all the aunts and uncles, got it) “no. EVERYONE”. (but thats 90% of the guest list) “yes. so what?” (how can we coordinate 100 people for a group photo? we have one hour to take these photos) “i dont care. i think itll look nice”……these were just the silly ones. im counting on many many more before October

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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blondewithdog :  seriously! what should it have said?! i really need to know!

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We have a quartet booked for the ceremony and drinks afterwards. Every time I said to my mum I liked a piece of classical music for during the ceremony she would say “No! You can’t have that! It was used in a cigarette advert in the 70’s!/on an airplane advert in the 90’s!/was on this TV show in the 80’s!”. Like, mum, it’s CLASSICAL. It’s got a history.

I ended up telling her we were using the music from Tangled. She just about had a kitten when she realised it was Disney but that’s the story I’m sticking to now (I think we’re going to use One day like this by Elbow though!)

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