Post # 1
In the spirit of laughter I thought this would be a fun thread to start!
For my wedding reception, I had made a bird cage card box and put a small bird on the top for decoration. I wired the bird’s legs onto the cage so it wouldn’t fall off, but at some point in transportation the bird came off the legs. My wedding planner couldn’t find the bird, or maybe she didn’t know what it went to. She left the legs, mangled and detached, wired to the top of the card box! It looked like I tore the legs off some poor bird and stuck them on a bird cage. It was so morbid, yet completely hilarious when I saw it on my way out at the end of the night. I was mortified but couldn’t stop laughing! I can only hope none of our guests noticed the amputated bird legs.
So…What got lost/misplaced/left behind at your wedding?
Post # 3
Ok that’s funny…the only thing that got misplaced were the van drivers who were supposed to pick up my bridesmaids from the condo and take them to the wedding. It was all sorted out in the end, but still…frustrating.
Oh…and the little pieces of driftwood that I had for all of the centerpieces. In the end, they had to be used to hold down the menu cards since it was so windy.
Post # 4
I’m sure other things that I wasn’t aware of were misplaced, but the only big thing that I can remember was the lighters I had bought for the servers to light the candles at the reception. I still hear about (the servers were all friends) how they had to use one guy’s cigarette lighter to light ALL the little candles on the tables… it took two guys to do it- one to hold the tea candle (they were in little votives and they couldn’t reach the lighter down to them) and one to actually light it! I guess it made for some memories!
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent
All of the lemons, limes, and cherries for the bar! They sat in a back room all night… and we served coronas without limes (shudder!).
Post # 6
This didn’t technically get lost/misplaced/left behind, but destroyed, so I thought maybe it would qualify. We made our wedding cake by ourselves. It was a simple, three tier cake, just something for us to cut into. It made it from my house (where I made it), to the church, to a friend’s house, to the reception hall, moved around 4 times while in the reception hall, back to a friend’s house, and on the way into my house carrying what was left of it, I dropped it. It made a total of 9 moves just fine and I dropped it 5 feet from the door of my own fricken’ house! We still laugh about it, like when my husband says, "On our first year anniversary we’ll eat our……….. wait, no, I guess we won’t." I’m going to have to recreate our wedding cake on our anniversary so that we can have a taste! 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2018 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000
Don’t even get me started on how the catering staff cleared the dining room (I’m pretty sure the only thing they left behind was the centerpieces) at 8:30 when we paid for the room until midnight. People had left cake, dessert, drinks, paper products, all kinds of stuff behind while they sent us off, and apparently the staff didn’t have the brains to check with the bride or the bride’s mom to find out if the event was over. They threw away all of the menu’s, place cards, etc, and I only have copies because I asked my Maid/Matron of Honor to gather everything from our sweetheart table up and send it upstairs earlier that night.
Also, we paid for valet services for special guests, and apparently the valet guys made my grandparents pay, and these were the grandparents that caused us to pay for valent for people in the first place (we knew they would complain to my dad about paying so much to park their car for a few hours, which was $16 for about 4 hours, btw)
Post # 8
I wouldn’t say lost, more like probably stolen…our table numbers. We had images of each of us at the age corresponding with the table # (e.g. Table 1, us at 1). We wanted to keep them, but I guess some people decided to take them, we’ve asked around and it’s still a mystery.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2008 - Hotel on the westside of Los Angeles
My jeans! It is so strange– I took them off when I changed into my bridal outfit and never saw them again after that. I asked *everyone* too because they were my favorite pair.
Post # 10
Great post! I did not realize that weddings are like a black hole for stuff! After all the stress and running around, etc., so much stuff disappears. I personally lost:
-my friend’s pretty hairpins (SORRY!!)
-a pair of underwear
AND, our DJ has a couple more CDs for his collection now, as well as a bunch of personalized flip flops that were left over… we forgot to ask for them and he "forgot" to give them back.
Post # 11
This is a great post! We didn’t lose anything, although only because of our wonderful venue staff. My mom, who supervised the gathering of everything to take home, kept insisting that various things didn’t belong to us just because she hadn’t seen them before. (She had some particular ideas about decor and such, and so some friends of mine chipped in to help DIY some wreaths and silk arrangements for the alter area and brought them to the venue for me.) My sister knew they were ours, and kept trying to put them in the car, but my mom kept trying to give them back to the venue! We picked them up the next week – they had locked them all in a back office and kept them for us. It was too funny.
Post # 12
in the realm of sorta lost would be the music for the indoor part of our venue during the reception – one of my bridesmaids was supposed to plug my iPod into their indoor sound system to give people something to listen to while they ate and she forgot. We never noticed until the end of the day because we were outside, where we did have music.
I also lost my favorite bra – I’m still convinced one of my bridesmaids has it since we were all getting ready in the same room, but no idea which one!
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
Hahah, love your story about the bird leg! I lost my earring. Good thing I only paid $6 for the pair. I bet if they were nice earrings I would have kept better track of them though! I think I lost it in the hotel room that night.
Post # 14
My red satin Nine West Jojus D’orsay heels. I get wistful everytime I think about those shoes. Those shoes were hot! One of the best purchase recommendations that I got from Weddingbee. I like to imagine that some housekeeper in Rome is probably using them while she dusts. Then it’s cool and I don’t miss them that much.
Post # 15
I lost my camera : ( Last time I remember having it was at my Rehearsal Dinner and since then *poof*
My advice to future brides is clear out your purse of anything you don’t want to lose! And there was no need for me to ahve my camera, almost everyone else had one and we got plenty of candids from friends and family.
Wonderful hubby bought me a new red camera for Christmas though, so all is well.
I also misplaced my ipod transmitter for the car, but found it (in the car, duh!) about 6 weeks after the wedding (other people had been driving my car and moved it)
Post # 16
Let’s see, I have a few things that were messed up along with things being lost. While our cake lady was transporting our cake she almost got into a car accident and slammed on the brakes. The wedding cake went sliding and got a little messed up. One of the two cop car grooms cakes was totaled and was sadly lost to us. Our reverend was "lost" for awhile, he was supposed to show up before 4:30 pm for our 5 pm ceremony and finally showed up at 4:55! I was freaking out so bad because we couldn’t get a hold of him. A package of 2,000 rose petals that were supposed to line the bridge along with candles were left behind at home, which was about 30 minutes away. Our crystal initial cake topper mysteriously disappeared after the cutting of the cake and still has not been found.