(Closed) What was the WORST thing/s that happened at your wedding?

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Post # 166
2444 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

My day did not go as I wanted it to.  Part was probably high expectations on my part.  I mean I’ve been dreaming of my wedding since I was 10 at least, I’m now 33 so that’s a good 2 decades at least of planning in my head.  But here is my list:

1) My Maid/Matron of Honor, one Bridesmaid or Best Man and myself had to set up the outdoor decorations at 11am AFTER getting hair and make up done.  We couldn’t set up the night before because its an outdoor wedding and thats the venues rules.  A lot of last minute stuff I had to do and by 2:00 I still wasn’t dressed and we had pictures at 3.

2) My pregnant Bridesmaid or Best Man got into a car accident on the way to the venue to meet us and arrived late.  All is well she’s fine except her car was totaled

3) My DH and I got into a fight, what about I can’t remember now but it was stress induced.  He said to me something like “Keep acting like this and I might not show up.”  We’re fine, once everything started we were a happy couple and still in love.  Like I said stress induced fight.

4) My mom was being a giant bitch all day.  She couldn’t help me set up because SHE had to get ready.  UMMM I’m the BRIDE!  I shouldn’t be walking down the aisle in sweat pants with Bride on the ass and a zip up hoodie with no bra. 

5) At 8:00pm my mom started taking decorations down and stripping the tables.  People left early thinking the reception was over.  I confronted my mom who denied that she was “kicking” people out and only taking down the tables that no one was sitting at.  I bawled in the men’s dressing room.

6) Sunday after my wedding I got my period.  I’m on birth control and was only 2 weeks into the pack but because of stress I wasn’t faithful with remembering to take my meds everyday so my hormones were out of whack.

For a while I really felt like my wedding was such a waste of money and time.  Now that I’ve gotten some of our professional pics back I am much happier and I’m sad that I’m no longer planning a wedding.

Post # 167
53 posts
Worker bee

My wedding day was the best day of my life. There were a few things that went wrong…they didn’t upset me then or now. I was a laid back bride!

<br />-We had a few people who RSVPed yes who didn’t show up…and my uncle, who had threatened not to come because I wouldn’t allow his grandkids to come (I did not invite any kids), showed up without any warning. Oh well!

<br />-The boutennieres for my husband, groomsmen, father, and grandfather were not passed out until after the ceremony when we found them in the ballroom. My florist had told me the venue was keeping them in refridgeration until the ceremony, so I’m thinking someone must have forgot about it.

<br />-We did not pick out a song for our recessional…I sort of forgot about it. Imagine my surpise when we kiss and then “We Like to Party” by the Venga Boys starts blasting. I laughed my ass off all the way back down the aisle.

<br />-I picked out “Get This Party Started” by Pink as our bridal party entrance song. So we’re getting ready to go into the reception and the venue coordinator is encouraging us to do fun dance moves and whatnot as we walk in. My husband and I go in, all full of energy and dancing, only to realize that the DJ is playing classical music…whaaat?

<br />Can’t think of much else at the moment. It was a great day!

Post # 168
296 posts
Helper bee

I just got married last month in the Bahamas through Carnival and I can honestly say that while it was the best day of my life, they completely butchered it and didn’t hold their end of the contract AT ALL. I’m currently in the process of getting my money back but this is a break down of my wedding day:

-they forgot our wedding cake so we missed out on cake and pictures of our cake cutting because it never happened

-they forgot the music for the ceremony

-we ended up drinking out of mouthwash glasses for our champagne because they forgot our champagne flutes that night

-wedding cake topper and keepsake champagne flutes provided after our wedding day as a reminder of the cake we did not have and the glasses we did not drink out of

-this was the first wedding our wedding hostess was doing and acting as dining hostess was her first priority

-this was the photographer’s first wedding

-forced to choose between sand ceremony or 10 minutes of pictures because the officiant ran late

-”Coral Beach” was surrounded by barbed wire and no tresspassing/private property signs that the photographer attempted to hide with my dress

-random local guy hovered during our ceremony and begged for money afterwards – no one asked him to leave

-”scenic route” cut into our picture time and was a tour of all the fast food restaurants in downtowm Freeport

-photograher left us to go meet another client when we got back to ship without finishing our pictures

-Carnival broke my wedding dress and I had to safety pin it together

-hair dresser showed up late and cried during the entire appointment because she drowned when she was 16 (she is 35 now) and her father has 19 different kids by 19 different women

-we left with a grand total of 17 pictures of our entire wedding day because they were $30 each and included barbed wire and the wedding coordinator who was unkempt and unprofessional

-important documents were left unattended in a bungee corded trunk of the car

-the driver made a huge scene and interrupted the couple renewing their vows while jumping up and down in the parking lot screaming that we were also getting married

Post # 170
2655 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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Astar312:  wow…bizarre. I hope they give you your money back

Lets see…my wedding was a month ago and there were only a few minor hiccups that bothered me

1. it RAINED all day so we had to take most of our pictures inside ๐Ÿ™ we were also planning to do the ceremony outside on the beautiful balcony overlooking a lake, but had to move it inside. It was also unseasonabley cold for early sept-  in the low 50s ๐Ÿ™

2. NO SHOWS. We had atleast 10 no shows. I was so freaking annoyed. The tables sat 10 and one of our tables only had 4 people at it. Oh and only 2 of those people actually apologized. 

3.Someone dropped our cake that we were going to take home so now I have none of my wedding cake to freeze 

4. My Mother-In-Law pulled me from the dance floor while it was really going to go take MORE family pics…I was annoyed as we took family pics right after the ceremony so I could not have to do it later.

Those were the only things that actually bothered me but a few things apparently happened ( I had no idea any of this happend so I am not saying they were bad thing) that were kind of funny – especially because I had no idea

– FI’s cousin got so drunk he could not walk, so that whole family left early

-My BMs Fiance got so drunk he threw up on the shuttle – apparently my brother helped the shuttle lady clean it so we would not get fined , what a sweetie haha. Best part is my Bridesmaid or Best Man told me this a few weeks after the wedding and  was like ‘don’t tell anyone”(she was mortified). I of course talked to my family ( they were on the shuttle with them) and were like…yeah we knew. hahaha!

-My SIL apparently ( this is just what I heard from guests) was really annoyed and looked it- wanting to leave , we had paid foir a shuttle from hotel to venue and it was about 40 minute round trip I guess it took too long. Kind of annoying but whatever. 

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Post # 171
296 posts
Helper bee


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morningcoffee and 
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Boxerlover24:  I got most of our money back and I’m in the process of trying to get the rest.  I feel like it was something straight out of Just Married!  Honestly though, despite all of that, I wouldn’t change a thing.  I married my best friend, we have a unique story to tell, and we have the rest of our lives to spend together!

Post # 172
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We got married 4 days ago, and all the little details are finally coming back to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰  Overall, it was an amazing day and I just remember feeling surrounded by love and happiness despite the minor mishaps.

The #1 thing that went wrong was the DJ.  He was awful.  It serves me right though since I hired him solely based off my mom’s recommendation and he was affordable, but he was also very unresponsive during our communications.  If I could do it all again, I’d listen to my gut and spend the extra few hundred dollars to hire a true professional.

  • He interrupted us not once, but twice when we were exchanging vows to ask us if we wanted to speak in the mic.
  • He also reminded me of a game show host where he had to announce every single thing that was going on. Right before I walked down the aisle, I could hear him saying something along the lines of, “Please rise for the bride. She’s about to walk down the aisle”.
  • Him being a Vietnamese DJ, I specifically told him no karaoke or cheesey Vietnamese music. He absolutely set up a karaoke station in front of his booth and invited guests to come and sing right after our entrance.  He also played several Vietnamese songs.
  • We were running behind schedule and decided last minute to cut out our welcome speech since my dad had already done one, and while we were rearranging the timeline with our event manager, he had to announce it to everyone. “So, the reason why we’re just sitting around right now is because we changed the schedule.  I’ll let you know when we get this all figured out.”
  • He started to play some weird techno music, which I had told him not to play since our guests are an older crowd, and it’s not our taste either.  It wouldn’t have been so bad except he had timed his lights to the beat, which felt like he was trying to put everyone into an epileptic seizure.  DH and the event manager had to tell him to stop on 3 different occasions. 
  • We had just finished cutting our cake, and because we didn’t face our guests while feeding each other, he completely called us out on it.  “Did anyone see them cut the cake?  No!  Do it again! Am I right, folks?  Who thinks they should do it again?  We need to see you eat cake!” It was super awkward and DH lost it at this point.  He took the DJ out of the room and basically told him he was being inappropriate, to tone it down, and to stop playing techno music because this was not a club. The DJ then asks him what music he should play because we never gave him a list of all the songs we wanted at the reception.  Seriously, dude?! 

Other than that, he did a great job with the lighting and everything else went smoothly!

Post # 173
4113 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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souza_2005:  Whats a wedding without a family fight? Lol..

I’ve never been to a single wedding in my life where a fight broke out.. Nor where anything was stolen. This is not a common occurence.

Post # 174
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my groom fainted…at the altar, poor thing. Other than a bruised ego he was fine. Everything else was great and it was truly the best day ever ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 175
84 posts
Worker bee

It wasn’t MY wedding, but I was a guest at a wedding where some of the groomsmen were giving me the 3rd degree about what my “intentions” were with one of the other groomsmen. His date bailed on him last minute, so he called me up the day of the wedding and I came as his last minute guest. We had previously dated, but I broke it off because I didn’t have feelings for him that way.

Apparently all the other groomsmen were grilling him about it, and the guy used the invitation as a way to ambush me and try to ask me out AGAIN. When I was standing outside with some of the groomsmen, one of them (an Army interrogator mind you) started asking me what was up with me and so-and-so. I genuinely had no idea he thought of it as a date, and I was blindsided. I started to get really nervous and I almost cried.

Post # 176
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2000

Man, these stories make me so glad that alcohol isn’t a part of our lifestyle. 

Post # 177
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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vip0802:  you need to ask for your money back!

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Astar312:  You have a great attitude and and I am so glad you are getting some of your money back! I hope they give it to you all! If not, you should constantly harass them on social media ๐Ÿ™‚

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