(Closed) What went wrong at your wedding!?

posted 8 years ago in Recaps
Post # 32
38 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

Some small speedbumps

  • My family was 2 hours late to the venue so we missed taking pictures with them . 
  • My limo driver was extreamly rude and called me a bitch to my future husband on my wedding day WTF
  • My flower girls would not stop screaming and running around durring my ceromony 
  • My bridesmaid got dumped by her bf durring coctail hour. She was in the bridal suite for 1/2 my wedding . I didnt know any of this durring the wedding but afterwards I was really angry at her ex. 

Asside from these small details my wedding was the bomb . 

Post # 33
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Apparently all our vendors forgot to eat. 🙁 Or thought the wedding planner was supposed to be telling them when but the wedding planner didn’t ever say anything. I feel like a horrible host!

Post # 34
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Photobooth ppl called an hour before ceremony and stated they had been in a car accident. They did show up, not sure when but during the 1st dance I saw them.


Then my Ribbon to my dress got left at home by my Mom, but our family friend who does wedding dresses was with her & drove 3 different places to find ribbon. Luckily, a dollar store had ribbon that matched my dress! Nobody knew the ribbon was from there lol. Glad my dress was a ivory, eggshell color. The wedding started 30 minutes late….bc of ribbon. We just had no time to drive home bc of traffic. 

Post # 35
3154 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My 18 month old son was crying and fussing during our ceremony, but my bro-in-law and friend walked him around in the stroller to calm him down. He fussed during our first dance, so he joined us for the last half of the dance which was really sweet. He fussed at the reception dinner, so he spent almost the whole two hours feeding/attached to my chest. lol Not very glamorous, but we were so happy he was part of our special day and wouldn’t have had it any other way:)

Post # 36
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

So much went wrong at my wedding, but it makes for so many great stories. Far better than if everything went off without a hitch!


1- it was pouring rain, so in 90% of my photos, my hair looks a hot mess!


2-DH forgot to give out the boutinniers/corsages I hand made for everyone, all except for my DH and his grandma got the wrong ones!


3- My mom was set on the tradition that I couldn’t see the groom before the ceremony, so I was held captive in the bridal suite while everyone else set up the venue. Everything was in the wrong place.


4-Another wedding party showed up at our venue to take their photos. They got really close to us to the point they were getting in the background of our photos. We asked them to leave, and almost started a fight between groomsmen (3 out of 4 of mine are competitive MMA fighters- Yikes!). We later found out they were staying at the same hotel, and I had to drag the boys to Tim Hortonts again to avoid a fight


5-A member of the wedding crashing bride’s family tried to break a beer bottle over my boss’s head. Luckily he was okay


6-I had printed cards for a local cab company to provide for my guests. I had called ahead to let them know this, and when people called, they told them they didn’t know where the venue was, so people couldn’t get a ride until the shuttle bus came at the end of the night


7-The icing started sliding off the cake before the reception. The caterers had to quickly fix it before bringing it out.


8- One of the groomsmen accidently took DH’s shoes, so we had to go home barefoot


9- While trying to walk up the stairs, I stepped on my dress and fell









Post # 37
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Everything went better than expected during our wedding day.  


However, I would advise brides not to drink too much coffee the morning of without eating.  I’m not a coffee drinker, but I had two cups that morning because I didn’t sleep very well.  While I was getting my hair done, my whole body started shaking, I started sweating really bad, & thought I was going to passout.  


Just make sure you eat something! After I did all was good.


Oh & make sure you have a plate & fork for the cake cutting.  We had to use our hands, not sure if that’s normal or not but we just went with it.


Post # 38
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Overall my wedding was PERFECT! Just a few little glitches! besides Hurricane Sandy happening 4 days before my wedding and having no power at our house until the day of the wedding and having no where to take pictures because the storm washed out all of our beaches everything was good! here are a few of the minor things:

*Florist forgot to make a bouquet for my jr bridesmaid, ended up taking a few flowers out of each of the other bridesmaids bouquets and made one for her.

*florist forgot an extra coursage for my grandfather! Had to make one ourselves!

*Piano player played wrong song for family and bridesmaids walking down the aisle so it seemed to go on forever.  Im probably the only one that noticed in the dvd though!

*When we went into the ballroom for the first time, I noticed my florist completely messed up on the centerpieces (gave us the wrong ones!) Still matched but they were not what I paid for. (Again see the ongoing saga with florist)

*DJ cut our first dance song off by a minute and we did a choreographed danced so it really messed us up! We just kept dancing!

*and the big one! Right before we cut the cake, they were bringing the cake into the dancefloor and my nephew was crawling around on the ground, I didnt see him and fell backwards right over him and landed on my back with him under my dress! thank god neither of us were hurt, I thought it was hillarious but everyone thought I broke my back or arm!


Post # 39
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Love this thread! Wedding is over a year away but it’s already freaking me out. Love the tips and forsight and need to remind myself that some things you just gotta let it be…


Post # 40
39 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

Nothing terrible went wrong at our wedding.


But My fiance has small fingers but huge knuckles. So it took me almost 30 seconds to get the ring on his finger. I thought someone was going to have to get lotion out!


While we were taking group photos my sister’s earrings got stuck in my birdcage veil. Our Photographer got an awesome picture of that!

Post # 41
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Our day turned out pretty good, with one mishap.  15 mins before the ceremony, our officiant came to DH and asked where the vows were?  He thought that I must have them, since he didn’t, and came to me to ask, I was sure the officiant had them, I didn’t know what to do, so the woman who owns our venue saw my face, and knew right away something was wrong.  I went into her office to search my email,  I had exactly what the officiant had, our ceremony that said insert vows here..lol  I forgot to email them to him, they were on my desktop on my computer at home.  no time to go get them, so I searched for new ones less than 10 mins before our ceremony, our photog got a pic of me searching,  very intense..lol  but afterwords, everyone commented on how nice our vows were and fit us so perfectly…everything happens for a  reason…

Post # 42
5243 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

A few bumps in my wedding, but the most embarrassing one was when DH’s cousin’s husband became extremely drunk and attacked my cousin. There was an issue between the two of them, family intervened and broke them up. DH’s cousin in law waited until my cousin turned his back and wrapped his arms around his neck. My brother (the best man) and DH’s uncle got the guy and knocked him out cold. I even got in the middle of it and people were holding me back. Luckily, it was towards the end of the night so not many guests were left. I was angry anyways. 

Post # 43
709 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

These are great!  We had some minor slips, but the only thing I really remember is the heat.  Yes, we were married at the end of June, but for that part of Maine, its still pretty cool.  I checked the weather for the past 15 years and expected 70 and overcast.  It was 90, full sun, and humid.  And we were doing an outdoor ceremony.  I’d rented a canopy just in case it was sunny, so our guests would have shade.  In order to get all the chairs to fit, there was no room for an aisle, so everyone sat in one big clump, and we made an aisle up the side. 

We planned to have our reception in the barn.  But there was no AC, and of course it didn’t get any cooler that night.  So although I spent SOO much time picking out paper lanterns to decorate the space, and using leds wrapped in batteries so they’d glow at night, we ended up moving the dancing onto the back deck so we wouldn’t pass out.  Some people got eaten by bugs.

The decor I worked so hard on:

What actually happened (and yes, I am dancing with my dog– thankfully for as much as a spaz as he can be, he was on his best behavior :):

The funny thing is, if you ask my mom (who is quick to want to tell anyone and everyone all about my wedding– would you like to see the album?), she will tell you how perfectly the weather worked out.  It rained most days that week.  The day after the wedding, there was a cloudburst with the loudest thunder I’ve ever heard (I thought there was a huge explosion on the property), and crazy rain.  Had it been rainy or wet on our wedding day, we would have been hot and steamy in that barn, and I’m sure most people would have gone home after dinner.

Post # 44
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hmmm….let’s see…

  • I arrived late
  • I was rushed to get dressed and forgot to put on my bolero, which covered the fact that the back of my dress buldged out when I slouched.
  • The WRONG music played for the processioal
  • The groom got confused and walked his MOM down the aisle while his dad walked behind them
  •  The photographer took too long and guests ate before us AND sat at our table
  • We forgot to toast and did the first dance at the end of the night LOL
  • The photographer took over 830 pictures and most of them were photo bombed by the teenagers. I only got 86 pictures 🙁

BUT, we had fun!!!

Post # 45
779 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@cooperlove:  lol. My first thought was nothing went wrong But now that I think about it.

-It was scheduled to rain all day. Thankfully we a got an almost two hr break from the rain so we could take pictures outside (very important to me)

– I forgot to put on my veil for the ceremony. Lol

Post # 46
1617 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Thankfully nothing makor and most of what went “wrong” made the day even better and more “free”.

First the florist forgot (or maybe my sil did) the corsages for my grandma and mil.

It rained (not hard though thankfully and luckily it was not freezing that ay like it had been the week prior yippee).

I forgot the vows and thank you speeches and my sisters reading… which made things go smoother. But I was frantically looking for them right before I walked down the aisle.

I forgot to tell hubby’s friend which song to play for our exit so he played my entrance song… no big deal.

I wished I had not spent so much time on song selection… didn’t use half of the songs I selected.

My dress was a little too big (I lost too much weight after my final fitting)… it turned out fine.  I did break the strap on my dress and people kept stepping on it which tore the tulle at the end but I didn’t nothic this rip until after the wedding and I doon’t care.

I went to the bathroom by myself anf peed on my dress a little LOL

The dj didn’t take directions well but in the end it worked out.

I decided to elt my photographer just do his thing and not direct him and he did an amazing job. I didn’t go table to table though and i wish I had.

I didn’t get any video of the ceremony (our videographer: hubby’s friend, forgot tape.  The ceremony was by far the best part of our wedding and was super awesome…LOVED it.  Pics bring back memory.  Luckliy I brought my personal video camera and had hubby’s cousin go around during the reception and he got some great video (YAY)..so although we didn’t go table to table to take pics he went tabel to table and we have video of that.  Just so thankful I have some video of the wedding.

The video we took pre-ceremony is awful LOL(my 13 year olf was manning the camera and videoed the floor 95% of the time).

I was late to the ceremony BUT ceremony was like 20 minutes long.

All in all it was a perfect day and a great wedding.

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