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

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Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

The thing that went wrong that bothered me the most was that everyone else who was getting ready with us was late by about thirty minutes.  It went fine, we got to the ceremony and had posed pictures with everyone.  But we missed out on the half hour we had planned to take pictures just the two of us in the park we got married in so that frustrated me.  However, we hope to go back to where we got engaged around our anniversary and take some pictures to make up for it. 

Also, they never delivered chairs to the ceremony spot but that wasn’t as big of an issue as it seems.  Luckily my mom, who had broken her heel, brought her wheelchair instead of her crutches.  Everyone else was fine with standing. 

I’m sure there were other small things that went wrong but those were the two biggest. 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@hisgoosiegirl:LGenz is right, you will have so much fun telling that story in the future 🙂 hehe

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We had a few little things go wrong, and one major thing:

 

  1. The major thing was that the hair/makeup artist that I’d hired to come do my hair/makeup as well as my ladies hair/makeup got the days wrong (even though it was clearly posted in EVERY email I sent her) and was a no-show.  We spent the first 2 hours of my wedding day coming up with a plan B while I tried hard not to start balling.  In the end, my mom saved the day by getting in touch with a lady at a local salon that she’d recently used and liked.  They were able to fit me in as well as my Maid/Matron of Honor and did a wonderful job on the fly!  They called in a lady who works there that also is a make up artist and that resulted in my favorite story of the day.  The makeup artist had previously changed her schedule with another client to come in at 1pm because her car was in the shop and she wasn’t going to have a way to come in until then.  When the salon called her and told her my story, she called everyone she knew until she was able to get a ride in to the salon to do my makeup for me!  How awesome is that?
  2. The music CD that we had burned our ceremony music on ended up not working in the CD player provided by the chapel (we’d brought it to the rehearsal to test it, but were unable to because they didn’t have the keys to the room).  My husband -bless his heart- had decided earlier in the day that while he was downloading the reception music to his brother’s IPhone for the next day, he might as well download the ceremony music too, just in case!  My pastor and my Brother-In-Law ended up figuring out how to juryrig the IPhone to the CD player and got the music working anyway!  🙂
  3. Because of the hair/makeup artist snaffu in the morning, we were 2 hours behind the schedule that I’d planned.  Granted I planned in cushion time, so we were only about 30-45 mins late getting to the chapel to get ready, but that effectively killed the time I’d planned in for a little bridal shoot prior to the ceremony.  We ended up having to do all of the photos afterwards instead.
  4. There was a miscue on one of our ceremony songs, so there was no music during the unity candle ceremony.  TBH I didn’t notice until I was walking back down the aisle and realised we were walking to the unity candle song instead of the song we’d picked for the recessional.  lol  In the end we actually were glad, because the unity candle song was a gorgeous song and it just ended up feeling right to be walking out to it.

All in all, it was an amazing day (well 2 days actually since my reception was the next day) and I have some funny stories to laugh about now.  🙂

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@hisgoosiegirl: This is why my Fiance and I are staying at a different hotel than our guests!!

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think the part that hurt the most was when hubby’s grandfather went up to him and told him he would not be attending the reception after all; that he was going to a BBQ instead. My husband’s father bailed when he was 4. His  grandfather is closer to him than his own stepdad so, yeah, this hurt. We continued to have a beautiful night but I know this hurt hubby. Who decides to go to a BBQ instead?

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Just_Squeeze: My dad drove four hours to the wedding the day of and went home right after the ceremony.  He refused to come to the reception because he didn’t get to walk me down the aisle.  I guess this is another thing that I disliked about my wedding but he told me before the wedding so it wasn’t a big surprise the day of.  It does suck though to look at reception pictures and notice that someone important is missing.

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My table numbers were all one table off. So people had to play musical chairs for a few minutes. So embarrassing! I was REALLY sad that happend and I tried to blame my DOC, but it turnes out I did not send the Hotel Special Events person my final chart. =(

My table numbers were beautiful, personalized and cost over $200. They were my favorite part of my wedding, but now when I look at them I still feel sick. That is what I get for spending $12 per table number for 18 tables.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@mandb122:

I completely understand. And yes, our pictures are definitely lacking someone.

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It wasn’t mine, but this weekend we were at a wedding and my Fiance was the best man.  After the reception, there was a shuttle waiting for the wedding party, some other friends and a few family members.  Probably around 40 people in all.  The shuttle was getting full and people had to stand, but there was still room to squeeze.  The shuttle started to leave, leaving 6 people standing in the parking lot-a groomsman, a bridesmaid, 2 other friends, and THE BRIDE AND GROOM!  Everyone one the shuttle freaked out and the groom was chasing after us.  The driver stopped but refused to let them on, even though my Fiance volunteered for the two of us to get off so that the bride and groom could go back.  The arrived at their own after party an hour later.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nothing too major but I made a CD for our ceremony music (4 tracks), and for whatever reason, some of the songs wouldn’t play through the speakers. Then the tech guy kept starting and stopping the songs that were actually playing correctly. When it came time for the bridal processional, the song wouldn’t play and there was about a minute of silence where all the guests started laughing! Finally, we played a back-up CD through a different set of speakers so it all worked out.

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hmm.. not anything big went wrong so I really can’t complain. The thing that bothered me the most was our flower girl talking loudly through our vows which only lasted about 5 minutes. We couldn’t have had 5 minutes of quiet?!!! No one tried to quiet her down, instead the grandparents (DH’s parents) payed attention to her instead of watching us get married. I am still furious about that.

But honestly nothing big. My sister got tipsy and broke a champagne glass, but that was actually extremely entertaining adn the venue gods cleaned it up practically as it was smashing, so it didn’t hurt anyone.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The groom had food poisoning. . .self explanatory

and the florist forgot to put the flowers on our cake, so it was rather plain looking (minor thing, I’ll be over it in a couple months I’m sure)

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

and this is why im so anxious about getting married. reading this makes me sick to my stomach! ugh, good for you girls for getting through it without having a mental breakdown… I hope I will be so lucky, lol.

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

OMG! These are crazy things that went wrong! I’m stressing now Aaaaargh!!!

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