Post # 1
What is the worst wedding you have ever been to?
Mine was a wedding where the bride was clearly getting a ton of money for her wedding and spent it all on 2 different venues but did not provide food ,booze, or music for the guests. We were all expected to just….mingle for like 12 hours dead sober and starving.
Post # 2
The worst one I was at served dinner almost two hours late. The started serving over 30 minutes late because the B&G were late and then the caterers must have been inexperienced because it took an hour and a half to serve all of the tables. Unfortunately I was at the last table- I was pretty crabby by the time I got my very cold food. The groom was walking around apologizing so I felt bad for him but like I said… I was pretty crabby by the time we got fed.
Post # 3
I’ve been to all types of weddings. None of them have been all around awful. The worst experience was strangely at the fanciest wedding I’ve attended. ($200+ per person) I could not identify what was on my plate…seriously. Thank god for the menu card. The portions were extreemly small, but it looked amazing on the plate. I ate everything and was still starving. Also, they had three cakes and all of the flavors were very specific and not so good imo. I saw tons of cake with just one or two small bites taken out of it, or none at all. They weren’t huge pieces of cake either, all three slices probably = one normal slice of cake.
This is the “worst thing” I’ve had happen. I’ve been pretty lucky as a guest, I can’t wait to follow this thread.
Post # 4
I went to a wedding where a lot of things went wrong and I do feel bad for the couple because it was a beautiful venue and they are really nice but they only served tapas. Okay, fine not too bad. But then it was taking forever to let our table get food, and the other tables were getting seconds! After about an hour, they never called our table, so we finally went to where the food was to discover it was all gone except for a few scraps. We gathered what we could (a few now cold black bean soup shooters mostly..) and shared it with the rest of our table. We were thinking about leaving to get some fast food but finally towards the end of the wedding some sandwich rings were brought in. On top of that, it was also freezing inside the venue. I’m usually prepared to be cold at weddings, but men in suits were shivering – it was that cold! It was probably around the mid-60’s outside so we kept going outside to “warm up”
Post # 5
The worst wedding I ever went to was my best frined and now MOH many years ago. She got married when she was 18 to her first love right before he had to get deployed to Iraq.
She was bridezilla x1000000, yelled at everyone that night, cried over everything…. guests started to leave early… it was a disaster.
Now we just laugh at it between glasses of wine on girl nights. She has been divorced for a few years and now looks at it like a learning experience more than anything.
Her next and final wedding will be incredible. I can’t wait
Post # 6
My friends wedding she treated it more as a sorority party than a wedding. She had like a zillion shoutouts to her sorority sisters and not one to her husbands friends- the marines, who had just come back from deployment. And the non- sorority people (me) kept getting weird glares from the sorority people like we were crashing their super secret sorority event
Post # 7
Pretty much all the weddings I have been to in my home town. They are all the same. They have them at the town center and if you are invited to the ceremony and reception you are basically required to help convert it afterward.
If you are only invited to the ceremony you go and stand in a line and wait to shake the bride, groom, wedding party and parents hands… and then MAYBE you get a cookie and punch and leave.
Post # 8
The worst was my cousin’s wedding. I Know weddings are expensive but this was really bad. The ceremony and reception were both at the legion hall. During the ceremony the sliding wall that separated the ceremony/reception space from the legion bar was so thin you could here all the old men in there swearing and talking It got so bad the minister had to pause and go ask them to be quiet. The music was from an iPod or something similar (which is fine) that nobody really manned and it seemed they didn’t really make a playlist for, just put ever song they owned (dance or not) on it. And lastly, the food that was served was pizza delivered during the ceremony. And I think there were French fries also. they are no longer together.
Post # 9
craftylish: The wedding program said there would be a “dinner reception with open bar following the ceremony”. And technically, the bar wasn’t closed, so I guess that’s what they meant. But I wouldn’t have ordered that $6 rum and coke if I’d known it wouldn’t be free. I had no cash so I had to go beg my brother for money while the bartender held my drink hostage. I regret not telling him to forget it and showing the program as proof I wasn’t an idiot.
Later in the evening I wandered around the hotel a little and found that the drinks were cheaper at the hotel bar 20 feet away then they were at the wedding. I imagine the couple couldn’t help that but the conspiracy theorist in me wondered if they didn’t jack up the price to recoup some of the cost.
Post # 10
I went to a very fancy black tie wedding that served only appetizers, cake & champagne.
There was no dinner, an hr gap between ceremony and reception with no appetizers served. During the reception waiters came around the table with appetizers and champagne. I was starving the entire night. Had I known there would be no dinner served at a reception that started well after 6pm I would have eaten beforehand.
Post # 11
I haven’t been to many weddings. But the worst was an outdoor wedding in July. It was very, very hot with no shade in the middle of a field. The bride’s family brought in trees (that were still potted) as decoration. It was very windy and the trees kept falling over. Guests were nervous the whole time that the trees would fall into them. The wind was so bad that you couldn’t hear the ceremony, it was just gusty sounds coming through the loudspeakers.
They had lunch meats and crackers from Costco, not enough for all of the guests. The bride’s little sisters were running around and creating havoc. The bridal party had cake but they didn’t give it to the rest of the guests. I ended up leaving early (very early).
Post # 11
The worst wedding I have been to was a friend of my sisiter’s. I didn’t understand why we were invited in the first pleace. This wound up being a buisness show for her dad. I love the couple and their wedding was very pretty. It was just a show. What went wrong was they took pictures after the ceremony adn they took a few housr longer than expected. This delayed everything! My family and I drove in for 3 hrs. (Texas folks) so we only got to eat the sub par food then leave. My husband has been to worse weddings than I have. I consider a rumbly belly lucky compared to other stories. Our wedding actually went oddly. We had it on a friday so we understood and our crowd was a older crowd due to who could come. We had people leave early. I atribute this to our okay DJ, my only regret was not spending the extra amount to have a live band. But If thats all I am just happy its done!
Post # 13
Tie between two!
1) the groom and BM (his brother) got into a fistfight at the reception over their moms boyfriend that came. I think. The cops came and they made the best man (brother) leave. I don’t think assault charges were pressed. While this was happening the bride and her new SIL were preparing to ‘throw down’ as well since their men were fighting. My lord.
2) I was younger, and was at a wedding where the MOB wore an extremely low cut, tight top that showcased her huge tattoo that spanned her breasts. She was a large lady and used her strength to grab the grooms face in between her hands and open mouth kiss him. I am positive there was tongue. I think she was drunk. She was laughing and yelling and I don’t think she noticed the horrified looks on EVERYONES faces.
i WISH I was making this up. I hate to use the term, and rarely do, but both felt like white trash weddings. The food at the #2 wedding was amazing though!
Post # 14
I’ve only been to a few weddings so my worst was probably not terrible by some standards.
Ceremony was under a gazebo in a mini-island surrounded by dirty, stagnant water. It was an unseasonably hot May afternoon and the mosquitos were out in full-force. The ceremony began 45 minutes later so we were all being eaten alive and sweating buckets. Plus the smell of that water was god-awful.
Reception was better but it was a ‘drink-ticket’ bar (one ticket per person) where each ticket only bought you the ‘low-qualty’ stuff. That meant bottom-of-the-line beer, only. No wine. I ended up paying like $6 for house wine.
The reception venue was tented with no light over the sweetheart table, so after sundown I couldn’t see the couple or bridal party at all. Blah.
Post # 15
The bride and groom had a make your own taco bar but it was more of something that looked like it came out of Taco Bell. And by the time I got to it all they had left was gross looking meat and taco shell.