(Closed) Things that went wrong…

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We didn’t want an “entrance song”. We just could not think of anything that didn’t feel cheesy so we asked the DJ to just play a background beat and introduce us as we came up the stairs.

Well we were standing on the stairs waiting when we heard the song start up.. “I gotta feeling.. tonight’s gonna be a good night”. We both looked at each other and mouthed “ffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuu……”

If we had to pick what would be the complete opposite of what we wanted to enter the reception to, that would be it.


Post # 4
3454 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

During our first dance, my hoop skirt pulled itself down just far enough for DH to step on it and pull it off under my dress. So I just gave a good shimmy til it fell to the floor, stepped out and danced away as my sister ran out onto the dance floor to grab it! The execution was so smooth people actually thought it was planned. Haha oh and one of the guests was drunk and fell down dancing, breaking her wrist. She just went back to the hotel and came to brunch the next morning with it all wrapped up. “I’ll swing by the ER on the way home,” she said as she downed a mimosa. Smile

Post # 5
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The reverend announced to everyone that the bride, AMY, would now be walking down the aisle. Uhh my name is Caroline. 

Fiance was mortified, my sister and friend quickly told him, HER NAME IS CAROLINE! I was so astounded that I started laughing which helped me not cry (because when I got to those doors, I started to lose it!) Plus there is a great picture of my dad and I laughing at the back of the church, just about to walk.

Post # 6
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Caroline hahahaha oh my goodness! I would have punched that reverend in the mouth! Good job keeping your cool and getting a great picture and memory out of it.

Post # 7
669 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

our pastor didnt have us exchange rings ? it was okay with us, not a big deal. but everyone was saying “rings” he was so embarrased. but it didnt really matter. oh and the hall was super hot.

Post # 8
7941 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We were determined to NOT do a money dance. I always thought they were a bit annoying and really had my mind set to not do it, especially as my family doesn’t typically participate or have them at our weddings. Well the DJ convinced my DH that it would be a good idea and so we did it. Only three people participated…it was really lame! I told my wedding planner to stop the crazy cause I was getting off.

I wish I would have stuck to my guns. 🙁

Post # 9
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

During the ring ceremony, I was supposed to be repeating after te pastor (a few words at a time). Well, he just started reading the WHOLE thing not giving me time to repeat. I took the words out of his hand and just started reading them to DH. It was funny, people thought we planned it… nope, but it´s all good. I DID NOT want to mess those words up!

Post # 11
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@CarolineM:  Oh, no!  I have a few similar ones from my sister’s wedding:

When the officiant first mentioned the groom’s name, she said “Justin.”  The groom’s name was Jason.  Justin just happened to be the name of my sister’s senior prom date and best friend of one of the bridesmaids. 

When the DJ was introducing the bridal party, he mistakenly called one of the groomsmen FirstName Hitler.  Then quickly corrected himself (the last name was supposed to be Hittle). 

Ahhh…good times.

Post # 13
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My apartment building burned down the night before the wedding and I threw my dress 5 flights out the window.  It’s actually hilarious now to think of all the things I should have grabbed, I chose to save the dress.  I didn’t know if I was having a wedding on my wedding day.  Luckily we didn’t have major damage and my family was only misplaced for 2 weeks.

Post # 15
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Hobokenbride2012:  OMG – that’s nuts!  Glad you were able to save the dress and there wasn’t major damage!

For me it’s all pretty minor stuff – I wasn’t really happy with the officiant. She was great until the rehearsal and wedding day (at which point she became kinda cold and stopped doing things we had asked for).  

In addition, my F-I-L did some things that absolutely mortified me – whipping out a pocket knife to cut branches off a tree (in the NATURE PRESERVE where we had our wedding) and telling our very expensive professional photographer that he was “worse than a Japanese tourist with that thing.”  Plus, he stole DH for over an hour during the reception to smoke cigars… then DH’s entire side of the family left the reception hours before it ended and didn’t even say goodbye to me.  Kinda hurt me feelings…

Other than that, everything went beautifully.  🙂  (gonna have to work on tolerating my in-laws!)

Post # 16
1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a list, but they are pretty minor and didn’t take away from the day. Most of them only I noticed!

1) Weather was dicey (supposed to rain/hail) so our wedding planner moved the ceremony inside. It was a major bummer because the outside of the venue was SO gorgeous and I really had my heart set on it, and the weather didn’t wind up getting as bad as it was supposed to, but oh well. Funny thing is DH who sat back through most of the planning, got all fired up about it and started yelling at the planner! It was still beautiful, but I REALLY wanted it outdoors.

2)Apparently my garter came off sometime during my walks up/down the aisle. I think this was actually funny, hope I see it in the video!

3) DJ messed up a bunch of the ceremony songs. His “computer crashed” Only I noticed for most of them, but I was NOT thrilled that my processional was suddenly Ave Maria (that song is one of the few typical wedding songs I don’t care for)

4) DH and I didn’t toast when we were supposed to! We were confused at what point we were supposed to raise our own glasses. I made the photographer get a picture of us doing it after though.

5) The baker called my mom screaming about something stupid the morning of the wedding and made my mother cry. Her review is definitely going to say something about that! On top of that, the monogram they put on the cake looked awful, I wish they just left it off!

There are probably a few other things, but our wedding was beautiful and I was so happy the day of I didn’t let these things bother me.


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