Post # 1
Do any of you have stories about a blooper or blunder from a wedding that you remember that might help a future bride out?
At my sister’s wedding the MOG FORGOT to stop at the jeweler to get the wedding rings! Pastor said – May I have the rings? and the best man, the MOG – everyone just stared around blankly and in surprise! My neice was the ring bearer and stood by me (MOH) rather then on the Groom’s side.
Thank God my Mom attached fake rings to the ring bearer’s pillow when she made it – I untied them off the pillow and handed them to pastor – our guests didnt even know what happened – they had no idea anything crazy had occured mid-ceremony! So my advice if have a set of fake rings available – because you never know!
Anybody else know of something similiar happening?
Post # 3
Nothing happened mt mine (thank goodness) but at my sister’s wedding the Maid/Matron of Honor lifted my sister’s dress up to sort out the underneath and when she pulled it back down we realised the makeup she had put on her tatoo to over it was now all over the back of her dress!!! The photographer got some wipes and took it in the bathroom and gave it a clean and thankfully it all came off.
Post # 4
My dad slipped on my cathedeal length veil after giving me away, and my head went backwards. He even said he was saying, “don’t step on the train, don’t step on the veil..” over and over in his head, but he got all emotional after walking me down the aisle and forgot. It was hilarious, though!
Post # 5
Ohhhh man. My FBIL/FSIL’s wedding had plenty of … “bloopers”. Crazy MOB (screamed she was going to kill and break the legs of the MOG, kill the bridesmaids, etc), hair and makeup was 45 minutes late to their hotel, outside ceremony was over 100 degrees, had several rsvp’d guests not show, took 30 minutes to bustle the dress (3 point overbustle no one had ever practiced), MOB took over the photo list and family photos got way out of hand…it was craycray. Still a beautiful wedding but lots of lessons learned!
Post # 6
At my sister in law’s wedding, a bumble bee landed on the ring bearer’s nose during the ceremony. He just stood there with his eyes crossed while the bride and all the bridesmaids tried not to laugh.
I cant think of any advice to give to keep this from happening but I thought it was a cute story to share and I want to bump this because Its a good thread!
Post # 7
@FutureMrsClayshulte: OMG that is a LOL moment!!! So freaking funnyyy! Poor thing!!!! Was he little…how on earth did he not react. I would have run down the aisle screaming!! LOLLLL!
Post # 8
@TwoStatesBride: Yikes at the drama!
I have heard of bustling issues before though! That’s a good one – as well as making sure you have enough ‘get ready time’. I know of two weddings where I saw this cause major headache because everyone was rushing for the whole day…
Post # 9
I have a few!
– For one cousin’s wedding, she and her Fiance (now H) totally forgot to bring the marriage license to the city where the wedding would be – it was a couple hours away from their home. They couldn’t get married without it. Fortunately, one of the groomsmen’s girlfriends lived nearby and hadn’t left yet, so she got an apartment key from their super, and found the license (which was packed in a box since they were in the process of moving in together!)
– A fellow bridesmaid in a wedding didn’t realize that the baked stuffed shrimp at the Rehearsal Dinner had scallops (which she is allergic to). We slept at the bride’s apartment that night, and at midnight she BOLTED to the bathroom and was sick all night. Her Fiance had to pick her up, help her do her hair, makeup, and shower, because she was so incredibly weak.
There are more, but my post would turn into a novel. My dad’s a minister, so he has all kinds of stories!
Post # 10
My 8 year old daughter fell down a flight of stairs (about 20) 10 minutes before she walked me down the aisle.. Thank god our wedding party was filled with EMT’s and life flight medics. She was ok just a little bump on her head. And my husbands ring didn’t fit
Post # 11
OMG thank goodness for quick thinking! We aren’t married yet so I don’t have any stories of our own but from looking at some friends pictures one thing I can add is be sure to bring bobby pins and extra hairspray and have a bridesmaid tuck up any loose hair from your updo partway through the night! I always see these adorable pictures of the bride and groom cutting their cake or doing the bouquet toss but the bride’s hairstyle is half falling out! I’m definitely packing extra bobby pins!
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My best friend had a mermaid dress that was literally painted on her, I am surprised she could breath. Anyways, she had to take the entire thing off to go to the bathroom and I was in charge of helping her. Because the dress was altered to fit her so snug the zipper came unattached on from one of the sides during a bathroom run. We panicked for a bit but THANK GOODNESS her photographer had seen this happen a million times and was able to fix it. Lesson here: ALWAYS have a small sewing kit on you, just in case.
Post # 14
One wedding… the bride freaked out and halfway down the aisle she turned and ran the other way! They ended up going through with the wedding, but she was panicking big time. A mutual friend has told me that she’s bringing xanax to my wedding in case I start to get anxious. This same friend is also bringing duct tape, paper towel, safety pins, wet naps… and other stuff as well that she’s found necessary after other weddings that she’s been to!
(The duct tape is something that I would highly recommend… it’s great for emergency repairs is someone rips a hem)
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
@NEbride2Be: <— what she said! 2 of my BMs dresses ripped during the reception. Safety pins and some thread/sewing needle deff came in handy that night!
Post # 16
@NEbride2Be: Oh Man!
That totally reminds me! I was in a wedding last year and one of the bridesmaids didn’t try on her dress a week or so before the wedding and I guess she had gained some weight since they were bought. It was so tight we couldn’t get the zipper up and when we finally did (with her lying on flat the floor) she stood up and we heard the most terrifying noise – she completely ripped the zipper out.
Fortunately, my mother was a seamstress so I and one of the aunts sewed her INTO the dress and used part of a leftover sash to sew over the zipper area. No-one noticed (and I asked a couple people). That night she had to have her SO CUT HER OUT OF THE DRESS back at the hotel room. lol 🙂 Good times.
Sewing kits are lifesavers!