Post # 1
It seems like every wedding, something goes wrong, whether its the flower girl picking her nose down the aisle or a full on Office wedding disaster.
What happened at yours?
+ DH’s grandfather got EXTREMELY drunk and made a disgustingly rude (and slurred) speech about how his families blood was being “tainted” by our marriage and then out of nowhere, yelled “F*CK THE GAYS!” at our really sweet family friends who happen to be lesibians. It was pretty bad, but thankfully DH was quick to remove his grandfather from the venue. Our lesibian friends thought it was pretty funny and weren’t bothered by it but we still felt bad.
+ My mom and I forgot my bouquet in the room so we had to have our driver turn around during rush hour traffic in downtown Waikiki (lots of one ways)! He drove like a NYC taxi man so we weren’t late but we would have been if it anyone else was driving!
Disclaimer: This thread is meant to be more of a funny/light/not-a-big-deal-anymore thread, I don’t want to open old wounds 🙂
Post # 3
During communion, my DH gave me a REALLY big piece of bread and I had no spit in my mouth to swallow it! I started laughing a little and thougt I was going to have to spit it out, but then I drank the juice and washed it down. The pastor mentioned that in the future he would mention to grooms to break off a smaller piece lol.
Post # 4
I didn’t see my husband a week before the wedding — religious tradition. And I was super adamant about him not seeing my dress or even a picture of it before the wedding, which I managed.
Until about 45 minutes before the ceremony, I’m hanging out in the bridal suite with my bridesmaids, look at Facebook on my phone, and see that my dad had posted pictures of me that he had taken about 15 minutes beforehand in my wedding dress on his Facebook. I freaked out, called him crying my eyes out, had one of my bridesmaids call his groomsmen to take away my husband’s phone so he couldn’t see it, and my dad managed to delete the picture after about 5 minutes.
He’d had a little to drink before that and just wasn’t thinking (he was a proud dad that day), and I did absolutely freak out, but it’s kind of hilarious looking back on.
Post # 5
I am walking down the aisle on my dad’s arm, excited to see my groom / have him see me for the first time that day (no sleeping together that night which bummed him out). I want to see his expression, but instead what do I see? His mother, who has jumped into the aisle to take pictures of me during my entire walk…
I now advocate for First Looks (which I previously hated) because of this!
Post # 6
Not much, honestly…the biggest thing was that Colorado got a freaking FOOT OF SNOW the day of my wedding. The pictures turned out lovely though, but we had some logistical issues! WE got a nice picture of my handsome groom shoveling up near the tent (yes, tent I had hoped for nicer weather) with his suit on. 🙂
EDIT: Picture….taken at 10am that day, at the halfway point of the storm.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Right as my Maid/Matron of Honor was walking down the aisle, our arbor fell over and broke. Thankfully no one was injured and for some reason I thought it was the funniest thing ever. I even started chuckling again as I got up to my DH and the pastor because there were small pieces of the floral arrangements scattered around. The florist was extremely apologetic and gave us a refund for the cost of the arbor.
Here is a shot of the arbor all set up before the ceremony:
Here is me laughing my butt off before I walked down the aisle:
Post # 8
My mother was AWOL at the very beginning of the day. We couldn’t get in to her house where we were supposed to be getting ready. My hair lady was also in a car accident and hospitalised whilst driving to us. The company sent a replacement but she was over 2 hour Late, thankfully she was a fast worker and we were still ready on time!
Post # 9
@cheebs: That’s hilarious! I would have been laughing too! I’m sorry 🙂
Post # 10
@hassle_J: holy cow! I bet those were pretty pictures though!
Post # 11
epic!! the snow is just starting to melt off my deck in boulder!
Post # 12
Thank you for sharing bees! People keep telling me that something *will* go wrong but that I need to just go with the flow! It’s good to know that you all looked back and realized it wasn’t a big deal and that things still worked out!
Post # 13
@cheebs: I am glad that you were able to laugh at the situation (there are a lot of people that may no thave handled that as gracefully). The pics of you laughing at it are adorable.
Post # 14
Our biggest trouble was that our daughter decided not to want her pictures taken during our photo shoot. She cried and pouted through it all.
But afterwards, what I most regret is deciding we didn’t need to have a videographer during the ceremony.
Post # 15
@MrsBeck: Good-I was worried this thread would work opposite! Yes, stuff will go wrong but you’ll look back and laugh and it will make the memories better 🙂
Post # 16
We got married in the mountains at historic stage coach stop on 200 acres, we had the whole property to ourselves from Thursday-Sunday, it was amazing…but there was a public dirt road that ran right past the ceremony site and up until 30 minutes before the ceremony there were dirt bike riders zooming past my ceremony site, less than 30 feet away from where we’d be saying “i do” and they were SO loud! I got the owner of the venue to unofficially close the road during our ceremony (he put out some saw horses and told the guys not to ride from 4-5 because of the wedding) and they were cool about it.
We were supposed to have wine service at our wedding but they put the bottles on the table instead of going around and pouring the glasses so we ran out of wine a LOT faster then expected and ended up with no wine by the end of the night. I guess it means we had tasty wine!
We had one guest that we had to kick out because he was so drunk he was grabbing the waitresses butts, hitting on other guests (he’s married), photo bombing in the photo booth (we didn’t find out about any of the first mentioned behavior until after our honeymoon) & but when he told off DH’s aunt & made her cry, I had the Best Man “take him for a walk” and put him on the shuttle back to the hotel. It was handled so well & no one knew that we had drama and a kicked out guest including our parents so it was the best possible outcome considering the situation.
All things considered the day was perfect & I don’t look back at my wedding and think about the drunk guest we kicked out, or the dirt bike, I look back and think about marrying my best friend and how we had an awesome 3 day party!