- 2 years ago
I got married a couple of months ago. I had an amazing wedding and I have many incredible memories from a beautiful day. But sometimes when I sit back and think about the day I feel sad/angry thinking about the things that went wrong. Has anyone experienced similar feelings when reflecting on their day? What went wrong for you?
1. The day before the wedding our venue coordinator quit and the venue didn’t have a back-up so we were left without one. We got by okay without one, but the venue didn’t offer us any sort of compensation even though we had paid to have the coordinator included in the package. Not only that but the venue also stuffed up our food. We picked our meals in advance and printed menus for our guests accordingly. But on the night a completely different meal was served. Apparently something went wrong in the kitchen – which I understand – but we were not notified and the substitute meal tasted terrible.
2. My father-in-law’s speech was a mess. We had said that he could do a speech if he wanted too (we thought it would be nice for him to say some welcoming words), but there was no pressure on our part. Apartently he wrote the speech the morning of the wedding. On the night he got up for 2 minutes and mumbled something about my husbands academic success (not at all related to our wedding) and then in no uncertain terms implied that I only went to university to copy my husband!!! I don’t think he even said anything else about me or welcoming me to the family. My husband and I sat there cringing the entire time. It was so bad his mum even came over and appologised afterwards.
3. We booked a DJ and were told the week before that we would not be getting the guy we booked. On the night, not one but TWO guys showed up. We were never told there would be a second person and had not organised a meal for him – not a huge deal but a bit annoying. Both guys were young and inexperienced. They “accidentally” pressed play on our arrival song before we were ready, so we came in right at the end of the song instead. They were meant to fade out our first dance song after 1.5 minutes but they didn’t, so we half-danced / awkwardly glanced over at them for a further 30 seconds until they realised. It was so embarrassing. And finally, for our send-off they played a completely different song than the one we had asked for.