Things that went wrong!! What happened at your wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
3868 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

My cake was terrible. The woman I originally ordered the cake from sold her business and I didn’t know this until it came time to set everything in stone. The new owners were employees of the previous owner so I thought it was fine to stick with them. Boy was that wrong. The cake layers were the wrong flavors, the fillings were wrong, the cake was dry, and the decorations were poor. For our anniversary we made sure to get a good cake to celebrate with to make up for our garbage wedding cake.

Post # 4
10541 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

1. Our DJ dropped off the face of the earth the week before our wedding. After lots of frantic phone calls and crying I got in contact with his assistant who set us up with a replacement. I met him the day before the wedding.

2. Our bakery didn’t set up our cupcake display even though it was in the contract that they would. Our amazing DOC took care of that for us though.

3. My dress was a little too long and there were steps at the start of the aisle. I tripped trying to get up them and ended having my dad carry my bouquet for me so I could pull up my dress to actually get up the stairs lol. It’s actually one of my favorite memories from that day though! My uncle took this picture (so glad we didn’t have an unplugged wedding because my photographer who was amazing somehow missed this shot and I love this picture):

4. I didn’t actually know about this until a month or so after but I gusss our officiant doesn’t take checks so my dad ran out to find an ATM during the cocktail hour. I think he was only gone for like 15-20 minutes though and he didn’t miss anything.

Even though we had a couple little bumps in the day it was still so amazing and one of the best days of my life!

Post # 6
176 posts
Blushing bee

1.  My very republican dad decided that he wanted to say a few words at the rehearsal dinner which I really wasn’t keen on him doing.  He decided to use that moment to make a dig at my very liberal husband.  That was fun!

2.  We wanted to showcase some local foods at our reception and piced a duo of beef and rocky mountain trout.  Instead of trout, they served salmon and tried to pass it off as ruby red trout.  Yeah no, that was salmon.  

3.  Our reception was held on top of a mountain and my photographer was amazing but also super duper adventerous to get the perfect shots.  By the end of the day, we had hiked ALL OVER and my dress was super heavy, I had on four inch heels, my flowers weighed a ton, I was done.  We went outside for sunset pictures and during that hike, all of the cardio and altitude got to me.  I started to feel nauseous and before I knew it, I vomited all over a rock.  Then they made my husband kiss me for the pictures.

4.  I made the mistake of not trying on my dress when I picked it up a few days before the wedding.  I don’t have an appetite when I’m stressed and didn’t eat much leading up to the wedding which made my dress too big on me and it was strapless too.  I’m definitely on the verge of a nip slip in quite a few of our wedding pictures hahahaha.  

Post # 7
996 posts
Busy bee

A couple of minor things and one big thing (but I’m trying not to dwell on the big thing):

Minor things: DH forgot to give his daughter her corsage; his boutonnière came flying off right before I walked down the aisle; the MUA went a little crazy with the eye makeup and you can see the white undereye highlights in some of the guest pics; we were running about 15 minutes behind; bustling my dress was harder than expected for my two friends; I only got one slow dance with DH. 

Big thing: one of my friends was upset at having no role in the wedding planning and caused a bit of a scene about it. 

Post # 8
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

The only thing that went wrong that still bothers me is that we forgot to get a family photo of just my husband, daughter and me. Lots of larger family photos and photos of him with her, me with her and us as a couple, but none of just the 3 of us. 

Post # 9
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I can

Post # 10
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

1. Our event coordinator went out of town for the day before and day of our wedding. She wasn’t a wedding coordinator but our reception coordinator.  She arrived at our reception 10 minutes before we left. Our food came out super late. 

2. No wedding cake was served. I was so busy that I didn’t realize it until 30 minutes before our reception was over .

3. Our DJ was a family friend and I was concerned about it and he was awful. He didn’t play any songs I asked for and even when I asked at the reception he still didn’t. 

4. I had multiple people back out of hair and makeup .I asked multiple times who wanted what because it was completely optional and was screwed because of my contract .

Post # 11
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My wedding was in October and I sometimes STILL think about what went wrong. I just try to remember it was a beauiful day and I’m married to the love of my life. 

1. My Mother-In-Law was ten minutes late and I had to wait for her to show up before I could walk down the aisle. She got ready literally a 5 minute walk away so I don’t know why she was so late. I’m standing waiting and her and my husband’s aunts, uncles and cousins slowly come strolling in. Wasn’t impressed.

2. I panicked going down the aisle and power walked. I didn’t stop for my guests to stand and was down the aisle in 15 seconds. The song played out almost to the end while i stood awkwardly at the front. 

3. My Mother-In-Law was in charge of getting my youngest boy ready and she forgot his suit. He was in sweat pants during the ceremony and she sent her sister to go to her house to get the suit so my husband’s aunt and uncle missed the ceremony.

4. I had a crease in my dress along the midsection and it drives me bonkers looking at pictures.

5. I didn’t get any extended family pictures on my side.

6. My officiant said “someone should shoot that guy” when my uncle played the bagpipes after the ceremony. He said that to my uncles wife and my step mom and dad.

7. I didn’t talk to all my guests. Barely even greeted them. I had a sweetheart table and sat with my husband and kids and didn’t make the rounds and thank everyone for coming. I really regret that. 

8. I didn’t tell everyone that was doing a speech to make it short. My sister made a wedding video and it was 32 MINUTES LONG! It had my awkward teen year pictures, pictures of people I haven’t talked to in years, like just random pictures of me standing there, pictures of my cat, tons of my dad but little to none of my mom (my mom took this as a dig at her), pictures of my husband’s ex. Honestly it was embarrassing and way too long. I had to scrap my speech because people were obviously bored and I panicked and said I love everyone and that I want to party. Ughhh still embarrassd by this. With the speeches running an hour late I didn’t get to take any of my romantic evening pictures. If I wanted my photographer I’d have to pay $400. This really upset me as the night scene is beautiful at the venue.

9. My Maid/Matron of Honor and her husband were arguing the whole night. I had no clue but my guests told me about it later. 

10. I forgot clothes for the next day and pjs. Pjs didn’t really matter because let’s be real I passed out in my dress haha My Maid/Matron of Honor had to bring my clothes the next day.

Honestly I could probably list a ton more but overall it doesn’t matter and no one will remember all those things. Well except for that looong a** video.

Post # 12
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Oh and more about the speeches.

My mom went on and on about how she was worried about me when I was younger and how Id “turn out”. She made it seem like my husband settled me down. 

My little sister and Maid/Matron of Honor don’t like to speak in public and their speech was filled with inside jokes that no one got. My Maid/Matron of Honor even did the Triple H (wrestler) suck it at the end of her speech. And was upset I didn’t hug her after. I was like you told me and my husband to suck it and walked away?

My bridesman talk a little too much about how he loved me and it seemed like he was IN love with me and how lucky my husband is. He also said that my husband must have good character because he wanted to date me “even though I had a kid” and that’s tough for a lot of people. 

A groomsmen talked about how he didn’t like me at first and he tried to not like me but then he couldn’t help but like me. I always knew he was upset I ‘took’ his buddy away and my husband didn’t believe me till his speech. 


Post # 13
10002 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I hope everybody reading this who is yet  to get married notes the speeches/toasts aspect.  BEWARE the long/drunk/insider joke /over-emotional  speech .  

A  friend of  mine married and her father , tearful and emotional and slightly inebriated went into excrutiating detail about how it came about that her mother was absent then and for the  last few years … The bride actually had to get up from the table and stop him.  

Limit the number and the  length , and if possible proof-read the content! 

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