(Closed) What’s the worst thing that went wrong at your wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 17
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@hisgoosiegirl:  Oh my gosh, I would have been freaking out!!  I’m writing this one down because we haven’t decided which hotel we’re staying in on our wedding night, but I definitely don’t want to stay near my parents or his!  And I don’t want people knocking on the door or anything ridiculous either.

Post # 18
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

-The rain on our outdoor ceremony/reception- which not only made it messy and cold, it also affected a lot of the diy stuff we worked on and couldnt use. Also, our dj almost called it off- well called off his services. Apparently i signed a contract that said he could decide for himself if the weather was good enough

-the tent we ordered being gross, stained, ripped, wobbly and covered in duct  tape patches (we got rid of it and got a new one but that was stressful and cost us about 1300$ extra last minute!)

-the secret unplanned pregnancy we found out about 1 week before the wedding

-the terrible pictures plus lack of pictures of me and my groom just break my heart

-my dress ripping at the zipper and after rigging it back up to stay shut it poked me in the back all night

It seems like it was a bad day but it was wonderful. When things go wrong it really amplifies how great your friends and family are. I dont even have the words to thank everyone for all their hard work and support. Even tho it was an outdoor wedding and it was like 48 degrees and wet we only had maybe 13 empty seats!

I love my family. I love my friends. I love my husband. Best worst day ever.


Post # 19
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Oh yeah, when it came time for the unity candle lighting we didn’t have a lighter.  So we had to ask someone in the first few rows for one.  It made us laugh though.

Post # 20
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

– my DIY projects, including all the photobooth stuff, candles for the tables and chalkboard signs, got mislaid in a box that I found in a closet at the venue the next day!

– it poured, so no outdoor wedding for us (but cute umbrella pictures in the rain)

– three people didn’t show (we had 43 guests, so that was noticeable), including my brother who missed his flight and didn’t know that he should have been able to get on the next one!

My brother not being there was the only  of those that bothered me, and even that didn’t make it anything but a perfect day!


Post # 21
3068 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

-The clasp on my dress broke so I was scared that thezipper would fall but thankfully didn’t

-Golfers were golfing on our private tee 5 minutes before the wedding(its in our wedding video) which was not allowed since we paid $1500 for the ceremony site and no golfers were allowed near it that day. They were literally 3 feet away from our arch and ALL our guests were watching.

-The clubhouse started playing loud music during our ceremony so it ruined our wedding video because you can’t hear us and guests were upset

-We ran out of salad and none of the staff re-stocked it

-They took 45 minute to get the slideshow working and even then it was out of focus

– The absolute WORST thing that happened and that could happen was DH’s moms cell phone went off during our Mother Rose Ceremony, and she answered it! She proceeded to talk loudly on it for the rest of the ceremony giving someone directions and talking OVER the officiant. To this day Darling Husband can’t talk about it without getting emotional. We get out pics tomorrow and I am scared to see our faces because I am sure us and the officiant look shocked.


Some horrible things happened but I am with the LOVE of my Life <3

Post # 22
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Some candles caught a flower arrangement on fire!  Luckily, it was a small fire and my brother-in-law put it out quickly with his hand and I didn’t learn about it until after it was over.  I might have had a heart attack if I would have seen it! 

Post # 23
2700 posts
Sugar bee

@Tswife4ever: OMG! I read your post about the service and the golfers but you didn’t mention your Mother-In-Law TALKING ON HER PHONE DURING THE CEREMONY. That is terrible I am so sorry. I don’t think I would be able to forgive her because that is just downright rude.

Post # 25
371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Well… the weather was awful the week before the wedding, it snowed for our rehearsal (which is ridiculous because it almost never snows here), so a lot of family who planned to come, at the last minute had to cancel because they couldn’t get here due to snow, then somehow, so many EXTRA people who did not RSVP showed up that we were one table short (1 table = 12 people), how does that happen when over 20 people cancelled and we were prepared for them! Crazy! Also the day of the wedding was beautiful and sunny and looked gorgeous but it was FREEZING, in half our pictures people are making faces because they are so cold!

And the most stressful thing, we had Mexican food, and we ordered carnitas which is pork and they brought it to us in huge pieces cooked but still on the bone, which we had ordered it to be deboned, so 2 hours before the wedding the restaraunt had to call in extra help and my family had to help get pork off of the bone to serve 300 people, it was chaotic.

But it was a beautiful day and my family and wedding planner did a great job of hiding the stress, and issues from me on my wedding day, and making sure everything looked to go off without any issues to all our guests.

Post # 26
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My aunt spilt an entire glass of water down my back at the reception.

She went to hug me and apparently forgot how to hold a cup so it went all the way down my back. She didn’t even say sorry just, “It’s only water!” I didn’t make a scene, just laughed it off but I wanted to yell, “yeah and my underwear is only SOAKING wet now!” It was so gross.

Post # 27
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@hisgoosiegirl: I am so sorry about the room situation.  Mine pales in comparison….

For ours, my husband picked up the best man at the airport the day of the wedding and the best man had already arranged a different ride for after the ceremony. Since the best man’s bags were in my husband’s car, he asked my husband for the keys so that he could transfer his bag to the other car. Unfortunately forgot to give the keys back to my husband, and the best man left before we did. So we had to wait about an hour after our reception was over for the best man to bring the keys back.

Post # 28
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@hisgoosiegirl: Oh gosh. So awkward. We are actually going back to what will be our house, currently I just live there, for our wedding night since we couldn’t afford extra hotel nights before we leave for our honeymoon. The only people who know are our parents and my BM’s who are apperently planning something to make our first night special, I think like candles and such. No other guests/ the groomsmen know so nothing happens. 

Post # 29
2191 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@TheFutureMcBride: OMG That’s terrible! I’m so sorry she wrote such a terrible letter to you!

Post # 31
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Honestly it all went really well. The only thing is the person who videotaped the ceremony missed our part where we said our personal vows. The camera went on standby and they thought it was recording. But, we both know what we said and how we felt at that moment we don’t need a video to replay that moment.

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