-Our officiant wasn’t answering our questions about the ceremony, so we had to find a new one a month before our wedding.
-I was stung by a jellyfish the day before my wedding (about an hour before the rehearsal ceremony).
-Our wedding venue never cut our wedding cake and didn’t put out plates for the dessert table. We didn’t find out until the end of the night when they handed us a large box with our entire cake in it, minus the piece we had cut during the reception. Luckily, it was a small 9″ cake, so we passed it off to my family to take home because we were leaving for our honeymoon. Also, we had mini cupcakes, mini cheesecakes, and cream puffs which were eaten; otherwise, we would have been a lot more upset.
-The staff at our wedding venue threw away guests’ wedding programs and bookmarks, which had been wedding favors, as guests left their tables to mingle and dance. This was disappointing because we did not have enough extras to give each guest another copy.
-Lunch was supposed to be served at 12:30 while we were still taking pictures, but by the time we arrived after 1 pm, it was still not ready. We did have hors d’ouevres and salads though, so no one was starving.
-The last thing that was upsetting to my Darling Husband and I was the photography. We splurged on the photographer and went with a recommended vendor of our wedding venue, who is very reputable and one of the best in the area. Our wedding was only 3 weeks ago so we haven’t received any professional photos yet, but we gave her a must have shot list a week before the wedding (as she requested) and she maybe took a handful of them. She was out in the hallway taking detail shots of the wedding venue/reception space for over a half hour and barely took any getting ready photos of me with my bridesmaids. Those had been some of the most important photos I had requested for the day. There also were barely any pictures taken of just my Darling Husband and I (and little variety in poses/background). We are worried the photos won’t be what we envisioned, so hopefully they turn out okay.
ETA: None of these things ruined our wedding at all. They were upsetting when we first found out, but it was truly a wonderful, magical day. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, our wedding venue was our dream venue, our closest friends and family were there, and now I’m happily married to the love of my life!