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

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 63
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Apart from it raining, meaning all the beautiful snow I’d wanted to take pictures in was nearly gone by the time we were ready for photographs, and a slight skip in the processional song right before I entered the room, everything went off without a hitch.

The only thing that could be said to have gone wrong was my 99 year old great-aunt accidentally lighting her table’s bread basket on fire. But hey, the guests needed at least one funny story to tell, right?

Post # 64
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@hisgoosiegirl: I know, right?? She said that they had put lighted candles around each tier of their cake, but apparently the candles weren’t in there very well! Scary business… As for the tupperware, I STILL can’t believe someone had the nerve to do that. 

Post # 65
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The worst thing that happened was our ceremony being an hour late because ppl didn’t take me seriously when I explained LB traffic in the summer is a nightmare.  I wanted to take family pictures @ 3pm well my family showed up @ 5pm(start of ceremony).  Well, instead of taking the Toll Road, seems someone forgot the directions, they went through Laguna Beach during prime traffic time.  So no pics of Mom and Grandmother getting me dressed, no Mom/Grandma kisses, no family pictures, nada.(I’m still BITTER as you can tell)

I am thankful we were able to have our First Look which really helped to calm both of us down. 

Once the ceremony started, ALL was good but it did set everything behind so now I have to do another shoot so I can get the pics I wanted of Darling Husband and I.  Darn, I’ll have to wear my dress again:)

Post # 66
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

the dj misplaced the list I gave him for the recpetion which had the bridal party entreance music and ours, we ended being introuduce on our first dance song, then literally did our first dance off the same song a… hole of a dj, I was like why wouldnt he say he lost the list to our wedding coordinator who could have told us and we could have given him the list ..

3 good friends well so I thought didnt show and still havent heard from them to this day tp say why  $101.24 per plate that sucks:{

But Husband says all that matters is we are married

Post # 67
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Wow …. I don’t know if all of these posts get me even more nervous or if I should have a “Eventually something’s gonna happen” mentality. I wonder what little snags I’ll have at my wedding a few weeks from now!

Post # 68
7776 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Only thing really, my florist forgot my toss bouquet that I was going to give his grandma after the anniversary dance. So, my DOC scrounged some flowers from one of the big arrangements from the ceremony and tied it up in some ribbon. Worked out just fine! 🙂

Post # 70
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our wedding went fine for the most part – there were little things here and there but they were little things!  The incident that just RUINED it for me was when one of the groomsmen (who I didn’t like to begin with) cussed out my 10 year old nephew for bumping him on the dance floor which made him spill his drink.

Don’t get my wrong, I feel bad for the position the groomsmen put my husband in…but at the same time, I’m disappointed in my husband for continuing to associate with such people.  Needless to say, that groomsman will NOT be coming us anymore.  Seeing him in our wedding pictures makes me sick to my stomach.

(The first time I met this guy, hubby and I got in a HUGE fight because I didn’t like him off the bat.  I told hubby then that if we ever got married, I didn’t want him in the wedding party.  That was like 3 years ago….)

Post # 71
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This thread made me think of this wedding I saw online (tornado!!!): http://www.bobbiandmike.com/blog/index.php/emilymatt-2/

For my wedding, it was a breakfast/brunch instead of a reception and I wanted people to have pastries and juice/coffee while waiting for the ceremony to start, but they only served them after the ceremony (at 10:30!) so the juice bar/pastries table was empty the whole time…

I also couldn’t hear my entrance music when it started so I didn’t walk in when I had intented to walk in.

One last thing (which kind of turned out to be my something blue!) is that the pancakes and french toast options had bluebrry compote and were the most popular choices, but it made everyone’s teeth blue! It was quite hilarious. It mostly went away before we had to go take pictures, but it was quite funny anyway.

Also, some people didn’t sit in their assigned seats (there were about 46 guests, so it’s not that bad), but it irked me a bit to see they didn’t bother listening to my seating chart.

Post # 72
5092 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It rained up until about an hour before the ceremony, and I’d hoped to have a backyard wedding. I was sure I wouldn’t be able to. B! it stopped raining, there ceremony was outside, it stayed dry for cocktails on the porch, then it started raining again halfway through dinner. But everyone was inside by then anyway, so it was totally fine!!  The only reason I’m even listing it as “going wrong” was that I was so disappointed the day before, when I thought for sure the ceremony would have to be inside.

The only other thing that went wrong was that there was a miscommunication with the caterer, and they didn’t have pies (we’d planned to have pie and cake). But there was plenty of cake, and it was really no big deal whatsoever. I didn’t even care about it at the time.

Post # 73
5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

while this thread is truly terrifying, it is making me feel pretty good about having an ipod wedding!

Post # 74
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@TheFutureMcBride: That is one of the worst things I have ever heard.  Is there a way to report her?  I can’t believe she said those things!

Post # 76
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

There were a few small mishaps…obviously no wedding is perfect so I didnt let it get to me but:


It was too windy for us to light our unity candle and it took about 10 minutes (outdoor wedding)

The officiant (who is our jr pastor and a very nice man) went on a little preaching tanget and then did an alter call for anyone who wanted to accept jesus in the middle of the ceremony…oh well

The pastors lapel mic died about 5 minutes into the ceremony

My grand entrance song skipped and stuttered then sped up to a chipmunk voice while we danced in

The catering staff didnt have our toasting glasses filled and ready by the time the toasts were made so we toasted with water glasses

But in the end nothing even managed to bother me or put a dent in my day, because I married the man of my dreams and everyone we loved was there and everything else was great. I wasnt about to let some minor details get to me on the happiest day of my life!

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