Post # 1
It seems like on every blog that features interviews with real brides, they say something to the effect of “things are bound to, and will , go wrong!” (‘So don’t sweat it, it doesn’t matter in the long run, no one will notice’ etc etc)
I know that most brides try to anticipate every possible disaster that could befall their wedding, but I guess these blogs show that things will go wrong anyway in spite of all the tedious prep…we just learn to smile and just play along!
I’m just wondering, what sort of things went wrong at your wedding? (Baker forgot the cake? Someone tripped and died? Forgot your shoes? …)
I’m kind of finding myself obsessing over what could go wrong, to the point of me wanting to micromanage everything. (BAD BAD BAD me).
I guess I created this post because I wanted to know:
Did anyone’s wedding actually go according to plan?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I haven’t had my wedding yet, but at my engagement party, my FI spilled his dinner all over himself and disappeared from the party for like… an hour and a half.
Post # 4
….nothing went wrong…at all…but then again, it seems like the more moving parts you add, mutiplied by the ultimate factor of unpredictibility…humans, then it’s actually IMPOSSIBLE on a statistical level, for something NOT to go wrong.
We had a teeny tiny wedding and then ran away to the South Pacific…it was nice.
Either way though, what you fear, you create, so good thoughts lady, either way it will be ok!
Post # 5
Nothing major went wrong but it was FREEZING COLD and our ceremony was outside. But whatever, it wasn’t awful.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Lost my music for the ceremony and reception. Officiant forgot the license at home so we signed it a day later. Car accident caused me to miss the rehersal.
Just breathe and act like things are cool and guests will have no idea things are going wrong.
Post # 7
@MeiFrancis: Oh dear! That must have not been fun. 🙁 (Sorry I half giggled reading that because it sounded kinda cute haha –but I am sure at the time it would have been pretty frustrating…!)
@Nona99: YAY! this is GOOD to hear! We are having a small wedding too and I have been trying to simplify things as much as possible… you give me hope! lol
@Birdee106: Ah. I’m sure your guests were prepared for it though, so it couldn’t have been so bad! I’m glad to hear that that was the only thing that didn’t go to plan!!
@beachbride1216: AHH car accident?! Man! of all days! 🙁 … What did you end up doing for the music?
Post # 8
I honestly don’t think anything I organised went wrong. But some things were out of my control (e.g. the preacher’s message, the speeches) and these weren’t ideal. (Not offensive or anything though!)
But I was a BM in a wedding once where the photographer messed up his booking and just didn’t come! A friend stepped up and acted as unofficial photographer.
Post # 9
The saying is totally true, things will always go wrong. As a wedding photographer, I see it all the time. Some things are major issues and others are just little hiccups along the way. The key is to not let it get you worked up, at the end of the day you’re still married.
All that being said, I had several things go wrong….and I’m a wedding professional who had a wedding planner and a team of amazing vendors. It can happen to anyone. 😉
- 3 days before my wedding my hair lady’s father passed away and she had to leave town. I had 11 people (myself, bridal party, mothers) that all needed hair done.
- 2 days before my MIL picked up all the tuxes on her way into town (we live 2 hrs from the closest shop) only to find that DH’s jacket was too small. We had to get another one sent overnight and a family member made the trip up to go get it.
- 2 days before we found out the built in taps at our reception venue were broken and they had no plans to get them fixed. At that point all the kegorators (for the beer kegs) were booked up. It wasn’t the end of the world, they used a regular tap and pumped it by hand but was still stressful at the time.
- The day of the wedding it rained…a lot. My outdoor ceremony was moved into the reception venue, instead of on the lawn overlooking the water.
- Our band messed up our first dance not once, but twice.
Other than that, we had a blast and all worked out well. We had an amazing wedding planner who seriously handled everything. She called to break the news to me about our hair lady, and already had a replacement lined up.
Post # 11
I don’t think anything major went wrong. During Mass, the choir was supposed to sing a certain part in Latin, but the priest jumped the gun and just recited the prayer. I was upset, but I got over it.
I was told that the venue forgot to put out the food during cocktail hour, so people only had drinks. I don’t think anybody cared because all I heard that night was how wonderful the cocktail hour was and they LOOOVED the music (mostly rat pack music). In the end, the venue didn’t charge us at all for the bar bill, which was around 3-4 thousand dollars.
The worst is that some people didn’t show up after they told me just the week before that they would be there. A few of them where close friends too. But that’s not really something that “went wrong.”
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Pilfering people’s cars for CDs. Walked down the aisle and had my first dance to the 50 First Dates song.
Post # 13
it was much hotter than expected on my wedding day. we anticipated mid 90’s. it was 103. and my reception was outside.
we ran out of ice and water. we had to send my brother to the store 3 times buy more.
my uncle fainted due to heat stroke (which was partly due to his alcohol consumption and lack of food). thank goodness we had a couple guests trained in first aid/rescue and whatnot, so they looked after him.
the doves were released at the wrong time
we didn’t hire a videographer. instead, we just planned on using my parents’ video camera. but it got left at home, so i don’t have any footage of my ceremony 🙁 i have some footage of my reception, but everyone was so preoccupied with other details that there wasn’t a whole lot of free time for video 🙁
i got my husband a pocketwatch as a wedding gift. 2 days before the wedding, as i was placing the picture inside, the little piece of glass slipped out of my hand, onto the ceramic tile floor, and cracked right down the middle. it wasn’t that big of a deal, but i was so sad. so i contacted the store online, explained the situation, and asked them if it was possible to just get a replacement piece. i never heard anything back, but a few weeks later i got a package in the mail. they sent me a whole new watch totally free!
Post # 14
Ive always heard that things always DO go wrong, sometimes you can do something about it, and sometimes you can’t.
At my moms first wedding, there were a few things that went wrong.
– her dress ripped & beading fell off it! yikes!
– it was a backyard wedding and someone tapped the keg before the ceremony [not a big deal, but she wasn’t happy].
– they forgot the marriage license and had to send someone to get it!
– their cake was delivered late.
Post # 16
@kmaemu: I have been wondering the same thing. Mine is in May and i have been worrying myself into a crazy stressful place :/