(Closed) What went "wrong" at your wedding….

posted 8 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lovelove1028:  That is hilarious! We’re not married yet so I don’t have anything to contribute…just looking forward to more funny posts. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My veil fell off… twice. and THEN my blusher fell of a while later. So I walked up the aisle with two veils and down with none. (I just ignored them when they fell off… pretended it didnt happen). It was an outdoor ceremony and apparenly my hairdresser didnt know how to secure veils against strongish wind…

Post # 6
2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lovelove1028:  Hahah! love it! You planted that damn sapling alright πŸ˜›

My ceremony issue that nobody noticed but my husband & I still laugh about is that we had never discussed with the person managing the ipod music for the processional & recessional when exactly to turn on the music. So, when my bartender helped me open the door to the ceremony the ipod started & i started scream whispering & pushing my bridal party down the beginning of the aisle lmao..

Post # 7
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lovelove1028:  My sister/MOH forgot DH’s ring in her purse at the back of the church.

I was paranoid my sister was going to forget his ring. I asked her like 6 times at home if she had it. She assured me she did.  We were a little late getting to the church and the guys were already assembled up front. As soon as we got out of the car they handed everyone their bouquets and sent them down the aisle. A little while in I hear some rustling behind me. My mom went and got his ring out if her purse. I’m glad she remembered before the ring exchange. 

Post # 8
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We had a destination wedding and my best friend married us. Because of this, DH and I had to take care of the paperwork after everything was signed. Unfortunately, with all the stuff that was going on…. we never decided who would bring what up to the hotel room after the ceremony.


We LOST the marriage license.

DH and I were up until 1am, making calls all over the place. I was crying because we spent all our savings from two years to do this wedding and without the license, it was all for nothing.

It ended up being left in the limo and the driver left it at our hotel desk in the morning.



More about that limo, since DH thinks this part was even worse.

Limo was supposed to pick us up from the hotel and take us to the ceremony site. After waiting… and waiting… DH gets a call on his cell phone from our planner. The limo has overheated and they are sending a replacement vehicle. 

They sent an Escalade… which apparently is a really nice vehicle, but all I saw was “big freaking SUV instead of a limo”. I could FEEL my pulse in my neck and head. And I said “Do you SEE my dress? It’s a LOT of dress. You want me to fit in there? My dress better not be ruined.” 

I then climbed in with a couple curses under my breath and yelled at my fiance and the rest of my group to just get in. I was a lot more calm by the time we got to the ceremony site. And the limo was fixed in time to pick us up afterwards and take us to the restaurant and hotel (which is when we left the marriage license in it).

We did end up getting a $600 refund from the limo troubles, which really helped with bills that we had to pay when we got back from the honeymoon.


Post # 9
7225 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My husband and I are “devout atheists” and we had a pastor friend of our families “marry” us (We were already married, and we just wanted him to keep the flow of the ceremony going.) We met with him a few days before the wedding, we told him we wanted to do the princess bride “mawage” speech and basically allow us to say our vows, so on and so forth.

So, we’re all pleased and go on our way until the wedding. We’re up there together and the pastor begins………. a full on Christian ceremony. Totally, 10,000% against our wishes and anything we told him to do. My husband and I are looking at each other, our faces are completely 😐 at this point, what was supposed to be a 15 minute, light hearted and humorous ceremony turned into a 45 minute religious speech in full desert june sunlight at noon. No one was happy.

At one point, the pastor asked my husband and I to shake hands. Sideways glances were exchanged, but we did. The word “god” was said roughly every nano second.

After it was all said and done, we all frolicked back to the reception and had a fantastic time.

It has become a running joke between my husband’s best man, his wife, and my husband and I to shake one another’s hand and go, “God? God!” as a reference to how many times the damn word was said at our ceremony.

I was a bit miffed at it at the end of the day, but ultimately it’s something we laugh about and have let it go. Besides, when we got legally married in December, the Justice of the Peace made my husband say, in his vows, that he would protect me in the zombie apocolypse. So, it all evened out.

Post # 10
25 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

My mom forgot to pick me up, and I couldn’t drive a stick shift car to my wedding in my dress and with my shoes!  So, I was late to my own wedding!

Since my mom forgot me & I was rushing out the door, I forgot my bouquet!  So my MOH’s parents went to my house and picked it up for me during the reception <3

Our bridal party didn’t walk at the right time, so the guys opening the doors I was behind opened them up because they didn’t know what to do, and my dad and I made our grand entrance and just walked haha, then the whole bridal party just ran up behind me (literally, there was a little stampede!).  It was so funny! Everyone laughed.  There are funny photos of it ony my wedding recap post.

We forgot to do a bouquet toss/garter toss, but I don’t think anyone even noticed haha.

Everything that could go wrong, basically went wrong, but it all added to the charm of that very special day.

Post # 12
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh, the things that went wrong! Where shall I start?

  • The caterer/event manager yelled at my friends and had them running around setting things up. He also didn’t put out many of the flower arrangements I made, or give the photographer the props I’d brought. Did I mention he was wearing a shiny gold suit?
  • Because the bridge was closed, EVERYONE was hours late. Including the groom, the cake flowers, the alcohol, etc.
  • My bridesmaids spent most of the afternoon yelling at each other over logistics.
  • My dad showed up dressed like a homeless person and had to be cut off from cocktail hour 20 minutes in.
  • One of the men in my wedding party is going through a divorce, had a few too many drinks, and then came up and gave a toast about how I have nothing in common with my husband except our love, which is what he once shared with his ex-wife.
  • My mom never printed out the schedule I emailed her, so she didn’t show up to help me get dressed. I couldn’t call her because I lost my phone.
  • It was 80 degrees and we didn’t have any water during pictures, only champagne. I ended up really dehydrated/drunk.
  • A family of 5 (almost an entire table!) never showed up.

Did any of this actually matter? Nope! My only serious regret was that these things stressed me out before the wedding started, and I got snappy/rude a few times.

Post # 13
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

my boutinneires (i know i am spelling this totally wrong) were not at all like the picture i showed our florist and i had been really excited about them, too.  oh well. we fixed whta we could ourselves and got a refund for them

Post # 15
44 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

@likewoah:  Are you in the bay area? I was thinking about poor brides during the Bay Bridge closure πŸ™

Post # 16
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@rawrrawr:  Yeah, I’m from the east bay, the wedding was in the north bay, and the flowers I ordered (to be picked up) were in SF. The whole thing was a mess.

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