(Closed) What is the worst thing you witnessed at a wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

The grooms 60+ year old father doing a keg stand.

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@JennyW1: LOL that is actually hilarious!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

It was a fun, casual wedding, so I guess I wouldn’t call it the WORST thing I’ve seen, but definitely not a typical wedding moment. He loved it too!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I saw groosmen have a ceremony at the reception to burn their underwear in a bonfire-type setting.

 

They were all wearing kilts, and although they did not want to, the church made them wear underwear – they decided to shed the boxers or whatever at the reception.

 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I guess I’d also add at another wedding we were outside for the ceremony and acorns fell throughout the entire ceremony on the guests.  Also, the cocktail hour was probably only an hour but it felt like longer because it was a cramped room with no seats, they kept running out of punch (no actual cocktails), and we couldn’t get to the cheeses and fruits because of all the people.  And then we left at about 10:30 or 11 (it started around 5 ish) and they still weren’t going to cut the cake which I found disappointing just because most people that were there seemed to be older and were leaving or had left by that point (we actually left because we had a two hour drive home).

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The worst I’ve seen was a wedding where everyone filed into the reception (held on a Saturday evening), and the bridal party was served food and NO ONE ELSE was served anything! Not even crackers!! There was no mention on invites that there would be no food and many people (myself included) left the reception to grab a bite to eat because we were literally starving (the reception came off an hour and a half ceremony mass). There also was no alcohol, which didn’t help people’s mood regarding the total lack of food.

 

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I attended a wedding where the Groom and his ushers did the full monty (for people who are not aware this involved them stripping and leaving them with only their top hats to preserve their dignity). And there were children present…

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I haven’t seen anything too strange as a guest, but I worked in events for a hotel for a few years.

We had one bride who hadn’t eaten all day and was a ball of nerves – she ended up passing out and someone called an ambulance.  She had to be given fluids.

Another couple had a destination wedding, followed by an at home reception.  They ended up getting ridiculously wasted, and the bride cried the entire end of the night, then they tried to take their keg back to their hotel room with them…

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2007

This may be a bit mild, but I thought it was soooo tacky!  I’m all for drinking at a wedding, but as the bridal and groomsmen walked in they had a beer in their hands…can beer!  It was really weird, cause when the bride and groom walked in to the reception, they both had can bud lights in their hands and it was just awkward. 

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

The worst thing that i have seen was, not actually during the reception, but shortly after… Aparently one of the groomsman had just broken up with his gf and she came to the hotel that the reception was held at. somehow she found out what floor of the hotel that all of the guests were staying on. She went up and down the isles pounding on doors and screaming his name. Finally the brides father called the cops and she was escorted out… It may not seem like a big deal but this girl was crazy.

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was at a wedding recently and a fist fight broke out on the dance floor.  I didn’t see how it started but I was walking by and saw a crowd on the dance floor and a guy with his fist in the air and about 3 groomsman pick him up and carry him outside.  I work with the bride so I didn’t know anyone else there so I asked some girls in the bathroom later and they said that the guy that got carried out and another who was there had some tension between them already over a girl they started going at it right there.   The one girl in the bathroom was right in the middle of the whole thing and got hit in the ear!  The rest of the wedding was beautiful and I was SHOCKED to see this happen at a wedding.  Thank god the bride and groom were outside taking pictures at that moment because I know she would have been crushed to see that. 

(note:  the guys involved were in their early 20’s)

Post # 28
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 1997

Grandson of one of my husband’s employees (of 10+ years). It was definitely a FFO (Forced Family Outing):

Outdoor wedding…

  • Flower Girl in a swimming diaper under her dress
  • Bride’s panty line showing through dress
  • Best man in tuxedo t shirt
  • And…wait for it…two dogs engaged in ‘dog love’ during the ceremony.

Afterwards, when we got in the car, it was silent. My husband, staring straight ahead, turned on the car and said, ” Don’t say a word.” 

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Tippy Tumble: LOL! Dog love! That’s awful!

The worst that’s happened to us was at DH’s ex-GF’s wedding in the summer. So first, we got there a few minutes before the ceremony was to start, not “late” but cutting it close. There were no seats at our table. Seems one of the guests decided to bring their kids unexpectedly and they got our seats. We had to sit at the bar until well into the reception while the serving staff figured out where to put us. So that looked bad “Oh look! There’s the bride’s ex and his fiancee, they went straight for the open bar….”. I don’t drink, but I was conscious of how it looked.

Later on, DH went to the bathroom. Apparently it was really full and had a bit of a line up. As DH is using the facilities the bride’s uncle is there too. DH is trapped. Uncle has a history of being a little… nutty. Uncle proceeds to tell DH loudly how much he misses him and how DH was the best man the bride ever had in her life, how the groom is okay, but it’s not the same, etc etc. Awwwwwkkkkkwwwwwaaaaarrrd. Keep in mind that there are half a dozen other guys in there waiting their turn. Bless him, DH kept his head and told the uncle what a wonderful guy the groom was and how he’d be lucky to be half the man as him. I’m surprised the uncle didn’t get hit. 

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2007

@hjg0126:  WOW…what a bunch of inconsiderate people.  I’m assuming alcohol was a major factor.  I wish people could control themselves.  I would DIE if that happened at my wedding and the kill the people involved(not really…but would come close).  There are a few people that I’m a little concerned about drinking too much, but I sure don’t think the would go to this extreme! 

Post # 31
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Father of the bride took off tux at reception (not in public) only to put on a “PURE WHITE TRASH” t-shirt on!

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