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

posted 1 year ago in Recaps
Post # 31
1960 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Too be honest our day was so so well planned that everything went amazingly well. Everyone said how well planned the wedding was. I arrived at the reception and walked in. All I could see was white chiavari chairs vs the gold ones I’d ordered. The white looked stunning but the event hire place stuffed up. Anyway I got a full refund. So free white chairs are better than paying for gold ones!

Then when we got home from honeymoon we realised the stupid idiotic videographer missed me walking down the aisle. 101 stuff right. We are taking him to court as he isn’t offering proper compensation. 

Post # 32
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I thought everything went well during our wedding but as weeks passed and the wedding high disappeared, I began to see the errors that happened.

1. My designer (my gown was custom-made) sort of rushed the finishing of my dress. I did not see the final output until the wedding day. There were some parts of the dress which I’m not really thrilled about. But thankfully, I was told (also by some bees) that my gown was beatiful. That was a great pick me up because I was really sad for weeks after the wedding high was gone.

2. We got married in the peak of summer and our cocktails were setup outdoors. The crew was not able to light all of the candles in our centerpieces because our coordinators were forced to let people in the venue earlier than expected because it was already super hot outside. Thankfully, some of the guests noted that they did not notice this blunder – only noticed it when I mentioned it to them.

Also, because of this, the placement of the table numbers were mixed up. My close family members were placed at the back when they should have been at the front. I believe this was our most major blunder. Good thing they were very understanding.

3. Not an error but more of a regret. We should not have gotten wedding favors anymore. No one cared about them. The photobooth pictures were enough. ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Our church/ceremony venue may be too plain. Initially, the church provided flowers would be placed in between the pillars on the floor. But the flowers were too big so they were just removed altogether.

5. We had too many speeches which made the program a bit long.

Post # 33
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2023

emeraldbee :  That happened at my last wedding. Our oldest was three and got scared so the few pictures of her and the wedding party she was crying. No pictures of us and our two girls. 

Post # 34
47 posts
  • Wedding: May 2019

hikingbride :  This picture is amaing!  It is so sweet!  Honestly I’m the kind of person who would totally fall while walking down the aisle and just crack up laughing!  I wouldn’t even mind if I did!

Post # 35
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

hikingbride :  thats such a sweet picture of your dad holding your bouquet. You look genuinely happy even though you’re concentrating.  I can see why you love this picture. 

Post # 36
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I almost passed out from the heat/my nerves/corset in the middle of photos with our families… so in half of the family portraits I’m the only one sitting down… also, my dad ordered the wrong thing from the menu we had and ended up with a vegetaria meal when he actually wanted meat. We come from small town so he thought the veggies he orderd was the appetizer, not the actual meal.

Post # 37
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space

We almost forgot to take the rings down the aisle! 

Everyone was all lined up to go and I asked if the ring bearer had the rings and was telling someone to make sure he had them but the flower girl was having a tantrum so I said “Y’know what? Nevermind… he can just deal with his sister!” and then it suddenly occurred to me that I didn’t know who had the rings and it turns out, it was NOBODY! Luckily on the ride over I had asked where they were and they were in a bag that I could see from where I was standing and it had to be passed up to the front of line to the best man seconds before he started walking.

lol my husband had NO idea what happened because he had already gone down the aisle.

Post # 38
1370 posts
Bumble bee

My WC lost my vow book, so I had to just wing it in the moment. I gave her my book and she was supposed to place it on the table, but it wasn’t there. I had that ‘oh shit’ moment when my husband whipped out his book from his jacket but didn’t have mine. I just rolled with it and everyone has complimented how well I handled it.

She later found it during the reception, so it created a special moment and I got to read them to my husband after the speeches.

When I realized my book was gone:

Found them:

Post # 39
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

zenith :  Aww poor thing! Thankfully, my girl was 7 when we got married, so she wasn’t so much scared. She was just cold (our wedding day was windy and rainy) and wanted to go inside. I told her to go warm up and we’d get family photos later. Then we started having fun at the reception and TOTALLY forgot! Whoops! 

Post # 40
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State


my dress was ruined a half hour before the ceremony so I had to go buy a new one

i don’t have ANY pictures of just me and my mom

husband and I forgot to bring our marriage license to the venue 


caterer forgot our cannolis that we specially ordered

the donuts for our donut cake were stale 

Even with all of that, I loved every minute of our wedding day and wouldn’t change anything (except pics with my mom)! 

Post # 41
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We didn’t really have anything that “went wrong” in my eyes but we also had a very small and private ceremony and the entire evening took less than 2 hours…most of which was just taking fun pictures. But there were two things that made us go “oops!”

1) Hubs forgot a belt and realized it on the drive to the ceremony location. He was wearing black pants and a black button up and I doubt you’d have even seen the belt let alone notice he wasn’t wearing one. And no worries – his pants did NOT fall down. ๐Ÿ™‚

2) After the ceremony when we were walking over to where we signed the papers I noticed my bouquet sitting in the vase on the middle console of our car. Haha! Forgot about it! But really…I wouldn’t have held it through the ceremony anyway and we still took the pictures at our second location with it so all was fine! ๐Ÿ™‚

I thank the incredibly small and laid back nature of our wedding to the fact that we really didn’t have much room for things to go terribly wrong…but even if something had we were in the mind set of, “we’ll roll with anything!” The weather was expected to rain and it was gloomy most of the morning and we were prepared to just stand out in the pouring rain while we became husband and wife…but a few minutes before the ceremony started the sun decided to shine down on us. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 42
6 posts
  • Wedding: May 2020

Hey! Something similar happened at my Bat Mitzvah (wayyyy back when). My mom took the venue to small claims court and won. Have you considered doing it?

Post # 43
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

It was absolutely dumping rain non stop all day so my outdoor cocktail hour in an herb garden and pictures on the grounds of the stunning farm venue were not able to happen. Luckily the venue itself was lovely and the cocktail hour location inside was still gorgeous. 

we forgot to take full family pictures of DH’s family. His parents are divorced and in retrospect we would have loved a picture with his mom and dad together.

My mom, brother, and best friend gave absolutely AWFUL speeches. Boring, awkward, forgotten and downright weird speeches were given. Luckily, everyone’s speeches were very short and DH’s family gave hilarious, eloquent speeches which more than made up for it.

Post # 44
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

The day went pretty seamlessly but there were a few minor hiccups (which we are laughing about now): 

-hotel staff set hair and makeup up in the wrong room and made them take everything down and set up again in the room next door. 

-hotel threw in a free massage (and it was probably one of the best massages I’ve ever had) which I got that morning right before I started hair and makeup but the oil got in my hair and we had to run out and get dry shampoo, as my hair was too oily to start styling 

-one of the officiants went to the wrong four seasons (the Beverly Wilshire is also a Four Seasons Hotel) and was confused that no one was there! The other hotel is only half a mile from my venue so no big deal and he wasn’t late.

– Best Man didn’t have the rings at ceremony start time, so another groomsman had to step away and grab them but I didn’t even notice and most guests had no idea.

Post # 45
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Oh and one more thing I forgot. Husband’s aunt tripped on someone’s dress while dancing and sprained her ankle. Nothing was broken but she did have to go to the ER and was sad she missed the end of the reception. 

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