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

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 47
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well, 10 months later things don’t matter as much but what sticks out in my mind..

1) Our cake looked like shit

2) I hate tulle (HATE) and my Mother-In-Law decided to decorate everything with an over abundance of it…even though we had talked many times about my dislike for it

3) The DJ gathered all my guests into the middle of the dance floor during our reception and proceeded to do a 15 minute solo break dance and record himself doing it as a promotional for his business – I was PISSED

4) The DJ forgot all of our special dance songs (luckily I had a CD) and did not play a single one of the songs I had given him on a 100+ song playlist I had worked on for months to create!

5) We took a boat from the reception to our hotel and since it was dark we got extremely lost and it took us almost 2 hours to get to our hotel. I was still wearing my wedding dress and then it started thundering and lightning in the distance. At one point Darling Husband told me to put on a life jacket. Now that we look back on that way it is one of our favorite stories of the night. But during those few hours I not only had a panic attack but started hysterically crying, it was awesome.

Post # 48
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Why did I open this thread?
I am so stressed now 🙁

Post # 49
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, that is just horrible. My fiance and I are pretty private people when it comes to stuff like that as well so I totally understand why you wouldn’t want to be in a room next to your parents on your wedding night! That’s one of the reasons why we’re not inviting our families or any guests to our wedding ceremony in Las Vegas.

I’m really hoping that when we do get married, there aren’t many negative occurances. So far we have had to deal with some drama from my FI’s family cuz they are pretty closed-minded traditional people. They still haven’t really accepted that we decided to have a private ceremony in Las Vegas.

Most recently, we had some problems with our wedding shower invitations that was rather frustrating.  My best friend who is throwing us the shower had a friend design and print them for her. Well, turns out when she showed them to me I discovered they were all printed without the date and time of the shower. She had to have her friend reprint them (which cost her more money) and then we found out she didn’t get the time right and the time on the invitations wouldn’t work for us (cuz most of my family goes to church on Sundays). We could tell she felt so bad for screwing up again so we just wrote in the correct time (which really doesn’t look that good), but we didn’t want her to have to reprint them and lose even more money. At least the invitations are out now, but both my Mom and I are so worried the shower is not going to go well.

Post # 50
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@tranquility: Dont stress. Whatever happens, happens but even with all of these things it was still the most amazing day of my life. I had so much fun, felt so much love, danced my ass off, ate delicious food, kissed my husband(!), visited with best friends and family and created some wonderful memories. The little things that go wrong do not outweigh all of that by any means and as time goes on they matter less and less!

Post # 51
6889 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nothing to big went wrong.

The cake, was done in all white, there should have been blue/silver coloring done with the buttercream frosting.

The photographer was late on getting to places, where as we were on time/even a little early. So she didn’t get us cutting the cake. She did get me feeding Darling Husband cake but not of him feeding it to me.

The hotel tried to charge our room for full rate in the contract is states that if we meet the block min we got our room for half price. My Maid/Matron of Honor took care of that.

One of the “buttons” for the bustle broke but my Maid/Matron of Honor and DOC was able to hook that one to a differ button. So my bustle looked like it should.

All in all no wedding day is going to be perfect.  We enjoyed our day and it was a beauitful weekend weather wise and other wise



Post # 52
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010




Honestly stressing isn’t worth it.  Realize that something WILL go wrong with your wedding.  It will!  But as long as you end up married to your man at the end of the night, the rest of it doesn’t matter.  Someone else in this thread said it just perfectly:  “It was the best worst night of my life!”

I can look back at the things that went wrong now and smile and have a great story and advice to give to others.  I personally think that my hair/makeup turned out better with the scrounged up plan B then it would have had plan A worked the way it was supposed to!  Like I said, realize now that something will go wrong and it will help you to roll with the punches on your wedding day.

Post # 53
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

After telling my mother for months that she needed to be there at 2:00 pm so she could be there for photos of me getting ready. Of course she doesn’t show up till 3:15. We were supposed to start family photos at 3:00. So I didn’t start getting dressed till 2:45 because I was waiting for her. We ended up not starting the photos till 3:30 and were 15 mins late for our ceremony. I was so mad. Still am.

Also my DJ played the wrong songs for my bridal party to walk down the aisle so my husband and I walked downthe aisle to the same song. Also my parents had a death grip on me and my mom kept stopping to kiss and say hello to people.

See Picture. Parents death grip. I couldnt even get both hands on my bouquet

Post # 54
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The biggest was that it started raining pretty bad. The good thing was that most people were a little tipsy already so it didn’t matter much. But the rain was pretty heavy there for a minute.

Post # 55
1062 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Aww Im sorry to everyone who had bad parts in their wedding day! I hope nothing goes wrong for mine :/

Post # 56
30 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

Absolutely NOTHING!  Our day went off completely perfectly. I heard my dad had a bit of an arguement with one of the photogs because they forgot to come get him for some of the pic but they just redid them when he showed up.  I have no regrets and no complaints.

Post # 57
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Miss Tattoo:, @hisgoosiegirl:, @Crisark:, @organicgal: Thanks. That woman still pisses me off. She threw off the whole wedding and it never got back on track. Fortunately, we had an awesome rehearsal dinner and whitewater rafting trip the day before. When I get really upset, that’s what I think about because those were fun for our family and friends even if our wedding reception blew. I’m just glad the woman showed up to marry us because that’s the most important thing that happened that day.

Post # 58
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Our DJ sucked.  We had a pre-ceremony welcome reception with champagne and light bites, and the DJ was supposed to be playing music during this time.  Didn’t happen; he was nowhere to be found.

My husband and I had originally wanted a live band, but opted for a DJ so we could put the extra money toward higher priorities.  We spent months putting together a detailed playlist for the reception, so as to avoid the cliche “wedding DJ” playing all the cliche “wedding songs”.  Yet he totally ignored our playlist and somehow managed to play 95% of the songs on our Do Not Play list.  He sucked.

Post # 59
7586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

DH’s Father brought 11 (5 of which we knew) extra people to the wedding. Including 8 children, to our adults only reception.  He then sat them at a table that was for other people (we had a seating chart) so the guests who were suppose to sit there then had to find alternative seating. Our venue had to make tons of arrangements for this. So glad we chose this venue, because they handle it like nothing happened.

And even though this is going to sound terribly bratty The 17 people (including the parents of the one’s that brought the kids) Gave us a total of $115 and 2 cards. Our meals were $100 a person.  DH’s father never apologized, nor did he offer to pay for their plates. I would have rather them told us about the kids ahead of time. Kids meals were $25. My Brother-In-Law sat with them and ended up eating 8 filet mignons out of guilt since the kids wouldn’t touch them and he knew how much the cost.

Post # 60
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

While the hotel staff were setting up our tent the morning of our wedding, they accidentally left the hotel truck in gear without the parking brake on, and it rolled over the side of the hill.  They had to tow it back out, and luckily it only had some minor scrapes and bruises.  Fortunately that didn’t impact our wedding setup too much.  I actually wouldn’t have even known if our event planner hadn’t told us. 

Post # 61
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I know this post is old, but oh well. I just chatted with a friend the other day who was telling me that her cake caught on fire and a relative set up a tupperware sales stand in the back of her reception. Talk about mortifying! After talking with her, I felt pretty good. 

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