(Closed) Things that went wrong at our Wedding

posted 8 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Thank you for sharing! List like these remind me to check and recheck.

Post # 4
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Thanks for sharing!

Hmm I am trying to see what I can add from my wedding 2 weeks ago… Well be prepared in case something breaks LOL We had to run day of to Michaels to buy a huge jar for the candy buffet since it broke night before at set up.

Start your Makeup and hair early… I am glad I did… if i had started an hour later we would have been late.

Designate someone to make sure everything is passed out or picked up.

Have a list of photos you want… thank goodness for that list!

Make sure your directions are RIGHT on your invites.. mine said go west when they should have gone east (mapquest error) Yea 5 didn’t make the ceremony.

Things will go wrong but remain calm.. People were so shocked I was so calm like when they got nail polish on my dress, or the florist was late with my bouquets at my pre wedding photos with the girls, 2 people canceled hours before the wedding and I ate $140… It happens once, don’t let anything bother you.. laugh it off and remember what the day is about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Post # 5
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

These are great tips, thank you for sharing!!!


Post # 6
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Great things to keep in mind, thanks!

Post # 7
990 posts
Busy bee

Great tips, its always good to hear from someone who just recently went through it.

Post # 8
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You definitely had alot of solutions to those problems! Even with those issues, it soudns like things went smooth because family and friends were so willing to problem solve. Thats awesome! I hope we all have that experience.

Post # 9
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Great tips! I’ll add mine:

1) My Maid/Matron of Honor and coordinator put me in my reception dress in a hurry after the ceremony and I guess didn’t the secure the back tight enough. We entered the reception shortly after and started our first dance. We had taken classes and had a choreographed routine. As soon as I did my first spin, I felt the dress slip off my chest! I was mortified that I was about to have a wardrobe malfunction, gasped and covered my chest. The crowd seemed to find it very funny, everyone laughed and clapped. From then on I was so scared and embarrassed I forgot all the steps and whispered frantically to Darling Husband “Change of plans! Stop spinning! No spins!” ; and to my horror he was like “no, these are the steps I practiced and I’m doing them”. I guess he didn’t know what else to do! It was the longest three minutes of my life with him dragging me like Frankenstein on the dance floor, me trying to turn while holding onto my dress for dear life and pleading with him, and feeling 120 eyes on me. Was soooo glad when it’s over. And you know what? I’m sure it’s mostly out of politeness, but I had several people come up to me and tell me it was a great first dance and wish they’d taken classes for theirs, and that they never noticed anything was wrong.

2) Dancing disaster #2 – During the parents’ dance, Darling Husband dropped his mom during the dip! Poor woman fell on her bum. She wasn’t hurt though and was a good sport about it, and everyone found it very endearing and laughed along with her and cheered again.

3) My mom stepped on her dress with her heel and ripped a good portion of it twice. She was also a great sport. She just kept ripping pieces of fabric, stuffing them in her purse and continuing like nothing happened.

4) When the DJ announced the garter toss, I noticed something was missing…My garter! During the confusion of the day I had never remembered to put it on. My coordinator saved the day, we asked the DJ to play a couple filler songs while she ran upto our room and found the thing in my suitcase. Garter toss was a great success (except for some over enthusiastic bachelors and someone almost losing an arm)  and noone noticed a thing ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
5762 posts
Bee Keeper

Our wedding day disasters:

The prearranged people hired by the caterer to come early so I could show them one table set up, and they’d do the rest. Supposed to be there at 8:30am. By 9 no one showed…by 10,no one showed……by 12pm we were done,setting the entire venue up,both inside and out by ourselves. Good thing I didn’t let anyone leave after we delivered all the boxes to the venue.

We hired 2 large vans an 2 drivers to pick up and drop off guests from the hotel and wedding location,from 3pm until 2am. We got a call from my husband from the wedding site that 30 people were waiting to be picked up from the hotel,saying no one had come for them in the past half hour. It was 15 minutes before ceremony time and we were waiting for the driver to pick up US…MOB,MOG,Maid/Matron of Honor,Bridesmaid or Best Man & bride….when the driver was called he said his brother (my daughter’s boss) cancelled the one van and driver the night before!! How dare he and who was HE to do something like that and not tell anyone!! Needless to say,I never spoke to him at all rather than tell him off.

The caterers put some of the dinner items outside on the deck,so no one saw them (stupid). The mashed potato bar and caesar salad bar were set up and were hardly touched…they should have brought them inside,but I was too busy to notice and no one said anything to me.

The middle layer of the wedding cake was crumbling as it was cut,and they served it that way. When my sister showed me her plate I grabbed a server and asked how she could bring out cake that was a messy pile? I made her take it back and serve the bottom layer that had no problems with it. I had to TELL them?!

Everyone said they had a fabulous time anyway,but things that are beyond your control WILL happen!

Post # 11
257 posts
Helper bee

I peaked at your link and you know, you worried about a lot of things but what was important, you guys looked GREAT!!! what an awsome wedding. There were a lot of features, details that you did so your guest sure would not know..  It’s hard not to sweat it because we want it to look nice, go well, every one to have a good time. It’s hard not to worry.. I’m about 5 weeks out and I want to call people and say send the responses back:) making me worry.

Post # 12
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s always such a great reminder to know that things WILL go wrong, and that’s okay!

P.S. I LOVE that you played (or planned on playing) the Aggie War Hymn ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Here’s our list:

  • The friends that were doing our video got on a plane that had mechanical difficulties, and didn’t get in until sometime after 5:00 AM for a noon ceremony.
  • We had brought their dog up with us, because they couldn’t take it on the plane.  Because of the delay, we ended up sharing our bed with both our dog and theirs the night before the wedding.
  • The hair and make-up person got stuck in traffic and arrived about a half hour late, which meant the wedding ended up being a half hour late, too.
  • We forgot to bring the pictures of how we wanted our hair done to show her.
  • We had planned to have our veils over our faces during the processional, but forgot.
  • We had gotten a bunch of digital voice recorders to pick up the sound, but they never got turned on. (Fortunately, the sound picked up by the video camera proved to be enough.)
  • The rabbi mixed up the two rings, so NotFroofy ended up putting the wrong ring on my finger, and I had to switch them before putting the ring on her finger.
  • The pen for the ketubah disappeared, and we had to ask right in the middle of the ceremony if one of our guests had an acid-free pen.
  • Neither of us could fit our Hebrew signature into the space provided, so we ended up with both signatures broken up over more than one line.
  • NotFroofy’s veil got knocked off, twice.
  • When we went to break the glass at the end, it wouldn’t break–NotFroofy and I were doing everything up to and including standing on it for several minutes before NotFroofy finally managed to break it.
  • My sister and my son got into a whipped cream fight at the luncheon following the ceremony. (No, neither of them had been drinking!)
  • The Legal Sea Foods accidentally served a much more expensive champagne than we had agreed to.
  • Two champagne glasses got broken.

However, after being together for nearly nine years (during most of which time we couldn’t legally get married anywhere), we were so thrilled to be married that nothing else mattered.

Post # 15
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

At ours — I forgot the guest book!

And our greeter got there late so many people stood as they were not directed to nearby seating!

Post # 16
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

These are a lot of mishaps but it sounds like everyones weddings turned out great.  Here are mine: 

  • My hair took longer than expected even though we just had a trial that week. Luckily the MUA was able to catch us up. 
  • I was feeling the nerves and needed a few moments to rest before I got ready.  Glad there was some extra time built into the schedule. 
  • The limo didn’t know where to park and drop us off at the church. 
  • The guys weren’t inside the church like they should have been when we got to the church.  We had to wait on the limo until they were away. 
  • Pictures were really hot outside the church and we needed to get some ice water to cool off when we got into the church
  • Grooms cake wasn’t delivered
  • A/C in the reception venue wasn’t cool enough


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