(Closed) what’s the WORST thing that happened at your own wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ummm… well, the predicted weather forecast of 15 C turned out to actually be 38C, and I got some pretty bad heat sickness in my huge dress, and spent a good portion of the time we’d set out for photos puking in the bathroom….

and my bridesmaid stepped on my dress as we were walking to the ceremony and ripped it. 

But other than that, everything I could control went swimmingly!

Post # 4
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I got the wrong flowers: a bunch of white roses when roses where the only kind of flowers i explicitly did NOT want. My groom did not get his boutonniere at all.

It made me so sad and mad, but i swallowed and got married to the love of my life.

Post # 5
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My organist played the wrong processional song for me. Talk about a miscommunication. I was PISSED for the first half of the ceremony!

ETA: oh, and when we came into the reception, I had written out the names for the MC of the bridal party, and I must have switched them at some point and forgotten to tell the MC, so 3 of the guys were announced wrong. sigh. (similar problem to the wrong procesisonal…bride-brain!)

Post # 6
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The groomsman who was supposed to emcee didn’t really know what he was supposed to say because Darling Husband didn’t give anything to him …grrr… It turned out okay, but it annoyed me at the time,lol.

Everything else was pretty perfect that I really cared about. His mom played her instrument during the service and it was a little gnarly, but I knew it would be so I didn’t care.

My dad was supposed to sing and was too sick, so that was a bit disappointing but it was okay.

The other music was fantastic, though I wish the music in the reception space had been a bit louder.

These are all such minor things though, compared to the horror stories I’ve heard our wedding went smooth as silk.

Post # 7
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

my sister got the wrong flowers at her wedding.  our rather, right flowers, but not set up the way they discussed w the mock-ups. she wanted to cry. but then got over it and enjoyed her wedding. 


we got lucky with ours.  There were 2 small details that went wrong, and only i would notice them.  We had 3 kiddish cups – my moms, my MILs, and my Hubs from his bar-miztvah. We were suposed to pour from our parents, and drink from the bar-mitsvah one.  Well, the wrong cups were all set up.  And we were suppoed to have my grandfathers and my hubs’ grandfaters tallis’ hanging over us, and to be wrapped in my hubs – and that also got screwed up. eh. small details. nothing to worry about. 

Post # 8
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

oh. and my sister in laws couldn’t give their toasts bc they were too drunk.oh well 🙂

Post # 9
4824 posts
Honey bee

Our photographer didnt get a lot of the formal portraits that he should have, but we were running late too so not sure whose “fault” it is.

It poured and we had to have our ceremony inside and there were only seats for 40% of the people.

They screwed up the hor deurves passing and station tables. They were supposed to start at different times, but they didnt- which didnt correspond with our menus and timeline.

The DJ forgot to download the “nannie dance” which is his nannie dancing with all the males in the family, so he played the cake cutting song. Which would have OK, but the song he should have played is played at every wedding for her.

But really, it was OK. I barely noticed everything.


Post # 10
1827 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@SapphireSun:  oh god being sick like that is my biggest fear!! kudos to you for sucking it up and not letting it ruin your day.

Post # 11
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My DJ was awful.  He oked the name and order of announcing people right before the entrance, and then still got it wrong, even though we had a printed list for him! he didn’t announce some people at all.  he started the toasts right after we walked in while everyone was standing… so awkward (and not the timing i requested).  he played the wrong music at the wrong time, the whole night long ( like turning on a rap song when there were nuns walking across the dance floor lol). most of the songs i requested were played during dinner when you could barely hear instead of dancing:(. he got the events wrong too, made the evening really choppy and awkward, ugh.

my brother was mia for pictures, which actually made my Mother-In-Law cry, poor thing.  We’d get him to stay foor one and then he’d disapper again ugh.

And my cake was dried out with like no fruit in the fillng (which we paid extra for) and was lopsided :(.

All in all a good day though, those things just annoyed me.

Post # 12
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We just had a few small hiccups:

1)  The center unity candle had been placed upside down.  When hubby and I went to light it with our tapers, we realized there was no wick and couldn’t light it. It led to a funny photo op though!

2) We were going down to the beach to take photos after the ceremony but the only road down was closed so we had to walk down a path instead.  It was less than ideal with everyone in dress-up clothes but we made it work.  Myself and a few of the girls kicked off our heels along the way and the photographer caught a pic of hubby helping get my shoe back on.

3) DJ messed up a couple names when introducing the bridal party at the reception

4) During best man’s speech, he was talking about when hubby and I started dating and he mistakenly said “Even from the beginning, we all just kind of knew they were going to do it”…”do it” meaning “end up getting married” but as you can guess, that’s not what people thought so half the room snickered.  He tried to back-up and explain but it was already one of those “what the heck did he just say” moments.


All in all though, nothing that really affected the day but that did lead to some pretty great, unplanned photos.


Post # 13
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My officiant was 45 minutes late and, when we wanted some of the money back since she cost us A LOT, she wrote us a horrible letter telling us we were going to Hell, getting a divorce, and brought my stillborn baby into it too. I really wish my husband hadn’t thrown it away, because I wanted to blast the internet with it.

Post # 14
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@LucyMegs140:  lol @ #4. Your pics of those moments look awesome though. 🙂

Post # 15
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My appointments ran late at the salon, and there was extremely heavy holiday-weekend traffic during the normally 1.5 hour trip from the salon to our venue.  I arrived much later than planned, so we didn’t get to take most of the pics I wanted before the ceremony. 

Also, because our ceremony was so long (more than an hour), we ended up with a shortened timeframe for the rest of the evening. We ended up taking pics during the hors d’oeuvres hour and during the reception. Because of this, and the fact that I took so much time getting out of — and put back into — my gown twice to use the restroom, the only things Darling Husband and I were able to do at our own reception were to be introduced, have our first dance, eat our dinner, dance with our respective opposite-sex parents and cut our cake. After that, we were outside for the entire rest of the reception having pics taken.  Therefore, we never had a chance to go around and greet the majority of our guests or interact with them or dance with them, so I truly felt as if I had missed my own wedding reception. (And, the sad part is, in all of the confusion, I didn’t end up with one single pic of myself with just my bridesmaids, or all of my bridesmaids together, and we didn’t end up with a single pic of just us with DH’s children.  I was crushed.) 

ETA: I should note that everyone else had a fabulous time at our wedding! They just raved and raved about how beautiful everything was, what a platinum wedding we had, how great our food was, how I was the most radiant bride, and how much fun they had! I just wish we had been there! lol

Post # 16
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

One of my BM’s got up and made a speech (she wasn’t asked to make a toast/speech) and it was a serious roast.  I have never been so embarassed and I am really hoping that it reflected badly on her, not me.

We haven’t really spoken much since and it has been a month now…

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