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

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Let me think of a few I’ve seen (fortunately not all at the same wedding):

Groom getting high in the parking lot behind the reception venue.

Bridesmaid or Best Man missing when bridal party introduced because she was in car making out (hopefully that was all) with her BF.

Bridal party goes to take pictures, guest go immediately to reception venue and immediately eat.  All are finishing up when bridal party walks in.

Bride’s grandmother says to groom’s mother “I’m so relieved Jeff (groom) took her off our hands.  She’s no spring chicken you know.”  The bride in question was 31.

50-some year old bride and groom.  Her second marriage, his fourth.  During the ceremony, they have a soloist sing “We’ve Only Just Begun.”  Snickers heard from back of the church.

First dance between bride and groom to “Tonight’s the Night” by Rod Stewart.  Some very awkward to listen to lyrics..and a very uncomfortable looking bride.

Groomsmen vomiting on dance floor at reception.

Guests arrived at a cake-and-punch reception only to find no bride and groom or wedding party.  They had all gone out for a nice dinner.

 

 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I worked as a caterer at a beautiful backyard wedding this weekend and right as the bride and groom were about to exchange vows, our town’s TOTALLY NUTSO fire alarm went off (I wish I could find a video clip…it sounds like an air raid siren and scares the hell out of anyone who’s never heard it before, especially since it’s so loud and can be heard up to thirty minutes away), followed by loud fire enging sirens.  They had to stop for several minutes. The officiant, bride, and groom were all obviously pretty unnerved by the situation!  The groom later told me in all seriousness that it, “felt like a bad omen”…heh.

Post # 34
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Honey bee

I have two! After a reception that seemed more like a frat party, the bride goes outside to talk with her guests. She sees a stray kitten, and goes over to pet it only to be bitten. She had to go to the ER to get a rabies shot on her wedding night.

And, the most recent wedding I was a bridesmaid for, a groomsmen took a chair into the middle of the dance floor, stood on it, and not only dropped trou, but also felt the need to drop his underwear as well. In front of the groom’s 90 year old grandparents!

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

The wedding officiant forgot to show up.  He wouldn’t answer his phone, and no one could get in touch with him at all.  Fortunately, there was another wedding happening at the park a little later.  The officiant for that wedding came and did the one I was a guest at (the other bride and groom were super-cool and delayed their own wedding by half an hour so their officiant could marry my friend and her fiance).

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2007

@Neva:  hahahaha…the last one is HORRIBLE!  That actually happened?

Post # 37
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2007

one time I saw the groom rip open his tux and it had a superman t-shirt on (yes, in the church) I forgot about that one….it was horrible and so, so , stupid.

Post # 38
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Arrived at the wedding and they had an usher standng at the door telling everyone that the wedding had been moved to a different location.

At a differnt wedding, I was an usher and myself and the other ushers walked ahead of the guests into ther reception hall to find that it was completely empty and hadnt been set up!

 

Post # 39
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Sugar bee

One of the weddings I went to this past summer the priest talked about how the female is the weaker sex. How people are like penguins because they mate for more than 10 years and then proceeded to ask the groom if the bride has ever made him cry.   He completely ignored the bride during the ceremony. It was soooooo bad!

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I went to a wedding once where the groom was outside vomiting and stumbling around from drinking too much.  I would kill my fiancé if he did that.  

At my brother’s wedding, there was a really awkward moment… my brother got up from the table to go to the bathroom or something.  When he got up, the DJ announced something along the lines of “Oh he left his bride unattended! All the single men get up there and try to steal her away!” So a few guest actually listened and came up to the head table by the bride… very awkward.  Another awkward moment the same night… my fiancé and I saw my brother chewing out the DJ over that and over the fact that the DJ played the wrong version of their first dance song (it was supposed to be the acoustic version of the song and they played the regular version).  

Also awkward – my sister-in-law did not want to have a father-daughter dance but somehow ended up dancing with her father after her mother-daughter dance.  She danced with him for maybe 30 seconds then walked off the dance floor.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@caric813: Yes, sadly it did.  The bride was a daugther of my parent’s close friends.  I was probably in about the sixth or seventh grade at the time.  I can remember my parents being really annoyed about it.  The ceremony was held at the church and then the reception in the church hall immediately afterwards. 

I went to a lot of weddings like that as a kid.  Sometimes there was a meal (always buffet), sometimes just cake and punch.  But this was the one and only time that the bride, groom, and wedding party just skipped it.  It was the MOB who told us where they were.  The parents were staying at the church to mingle with the guests.  It was really strange.

Post # 42
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Sugar bee

I’ve seen someone have a heart attack while dancing and drop dead on the floor….a Great Aunt of the groom.

I went to a wedding at a youth camp in the mountains where everyone brought their dogs, the couple wore beaded Indian attire made out of animal skins that they made for each other, and they raffled off a stuffed boar (they’re taxidermists) to pay for the band. They (the B&G) also stood behind the serving tables where he fried chicken and she scooped out mashed potatoes…….and everyone got eaten alive by bugs. UGH. It was an experience,tho!

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ItWasntMe:  Wow.  I can’t imagine how awful that must have been for that whole family.  That is really the worst thing I’ve ever heard of at a wedding.  How sad.  🙁

Post # 44
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Sugar bee

It was pretty awful and everyone was in shock. The ambulance attendents couldn’t revive her, but they took her out and didn’t offer any information to the family until much later. Her family took comfort in knowing that she died doing what she loved best…dancing! (They canceled their honeymoon to stay for her funeral).

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow….where do I begin!

At one wedding where I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man, another Bridesmaid or Best Man wanted to go to the rooftop of the reception hall.  Well, the DJ had set up his equipment in the double doorway where there was access to the ladder that went up to the rooftop.  A lot of us decided to go with her and so we crawled under the DJ’s table to get to the other side but this particular Bridesmaid or Best Man didn’t want to get her dress dirty so she tried going over the table….well, the table collapsed and she as well as all the DJ equipment came crashing down.  That was the end of the music as she broke his equipment.  The DJ was soooooo pissed, he began to demand payment from the Bride & Groom for the broken equipment.

At MY wedding just 1 short month ago….my brother who has a very volatile relationship with his wife….punched her in the chest while seated during the reception, she ran out crying and he went after her and proceeded to beat her up in the parking lot.  Mind you, I didn’t see it with my own eyes but plenty of others did and told me about it after the fact.  I saw her a couple days later and she was showing me her arms that were black & blue all over and said “Look at what your a-hole Brother did to me at your wedding”!  Wow….just wow…. 

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mandb122: “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.”

I have no idea why this tickled my funny bone but it did…ROFL!

 

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