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

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Post # 88
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We didn’t have any major issues.  

All of my guests arrived early, and I had to run past them to my “holding tank” in my gown.  I was all hunched up like someone trying to avoid the press.  It wasn’t a huge deal though.  They got a glimpse, but had to wait for a good look.

The do-over that I wish for is my flowers.  I DIYed my bouquets and bouts about an hour before getting my hair done.  They all looked good except mine which looks like a big lavender broom.  

The flowers for the reception were cherry blossoms ordered off the internet.  They arrived the day before 100% not in bloom.  We had a couple of blossoms by the reception, but for the most part, I had sticks for centerpieces…which wasn’t entirely bad either and fit with our outdoorsy theme.

Post # 89
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@hisgoosiegirl: Later on in the night, after all of the initial yelling at my guests; they changed up their story. She said, “only registered guests could go upstairs.” The funny thing was, we didn’t even have any registered guests. People that were staying were just taking whatever rooms were available. They never signed anything for the Inn, like name, number, etc. They were just dicks and wanted something to yell at people about. But, my family got the best of them. I’m sure no one has ever told them to F off before like my cousin did. LOL!

Post # 90
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My advice is that you should designate someone to deal with the small stuff that happens, so that people aren’t flagging you down while you’re taking photos during cocktail hour to say two last-minute guests weren’t provided seats. Please, tell someone who looks like they work for the venue – what am I supposed to do at that point, haul over two chairs in my wedding dress?

So aside from the missing extra seats, a forgotten boutonniere (left my dad’s in the hotel room refrigerator, had to call an aunt to beg the hotel to let her in the room), misplaced Spanx (got them eventually!), friends driving the wrong direction (figured it out soon enough!), groom arriving at the church literally five minutes before the ceremony, due to friends driving the wrong direction to pick him up, reader showing up late and missing the reading (another friend stepped in at the last second), ring dropped in the middle of the vows, random Saturday afternoon traffic, wrong music playing for the father-daughter dance, one table being in full sunlight even though the venue promised it was ok to seat people there…

It was the perfect day. And that’s not sarcasm, that’s the honest truth. No matter what happens, if you roll with it, you’ll have the best wedding day possible. Your family, friends, and venue staff want to help you have a great day and they will do whatever it takes to make it happen!

 

Post # 91
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The fondant on our cake started melting we forgot our card box and our cantor didnt have the readings for our ceremony and our photographer I dont think took all the pictures I wanted like with the whole bridal party etc…

This is the best picture I have of the cake now

Post # 92
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@hisgoosiegirl: my mom, dad and I were looking at the hospitality room attached to the room that Fiance and I will be in after our wedding and my dad said:

Dad: “we should just get the room next door so I can come over and see you when you’re getting ready but be out of your hair when you don’t want me there”

Mom “No honey, we’ll be on a different floor, somewhere farther away”

Dad “No it’ll be great, we’ll be so close and….. (BRIGHT RED FACE) nevermind, nevermind, lets jsut find a different hotel completely”

I can’t believe your DHs parents weren’t weirded out about being next to you!!

Post # 94
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dress didn’t fit. T was fall g off all day and I looked pretty trashy all day. The whole bodice just kept falling over. It was terri le. What makes it worse is that a week before the wedding it was so tight it wouldn’t zip up! We also got locked out of our car. We were the last people to leave the church but since my mom packed up the dressing room, she had my key. Or so i thought. We still haven’t found the key. The police had to come unlock the door. Next day we found out we were locked out of the house too.

Post # 95
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Wigglewagon:  You reminded me of one of our mishaps, although mercifully it was on the way to our Vegas Destination Wedding and not on the wedding day itself.  We stopped to fill up the rental van w/ gas in the middle of absolutely nowhere in the hot CA desert.  My kitty stepped on the power lock while we were both out of the car, thus locking herself along with the keys in the rapidly heating van.  I was so stressed!  

Luckily, two (almost comically hot) firemen were able to get there with the whole damn fire engine in a matter of a few minutes and liberated Zoe No Meow.  They jumped out of their engine saying “We love cats!”  It was surreal.  I wish she hadn’t locked the camera in there w/ her too.

I have no idea where or why there would have been a fire station in those parts, but I’m grateful that there was.  

Post # 96
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Some things that went wrong at my wedding: 

– The day before I was hanging out by the pool and got a huge sunburn! The next morning (a Sunday! I was so scared I wouldn’t be able to find an open drugstore) a kind Shoppers Drug Mart employee helped me find a neutralizing powder – and gave me enough from the sample to get me through 2 days! It was fantastic and you can’t even tell in my pictures or video. 

– The DJ started the “just the bride” song when the bridesmaids were entering. I was a little sad about that for about five seconds, but I got over it pretty quick. It definitely didn’t ruin anything, and the DJ felt so terrible about it he stayed way past his contracted time of 10pm! We had to tell him to wrap it up, haha.

– A bloom broke off my bouquet and was hanging down limply by the end of the ceremony (I think – I didn’t notice until then anyway.) Must have been away from the camera though, I have no pics of it. I tore it off when I noticed and chucked it behind me, stealth-style. 

– We neglected to ask our photographer his meal preference and turns out he’s vegan! Oops. The venue was able to turn around a meal for him quickly though. 

– 2 people didn’t show up because they “couldn’t remember where it was”. That cost us $100, but I didn’t know them at all so I consider it a ‘not having random jerks in the photos’ tax. 

Now that I write it down it seems like tons went wrong, but at the time I was thinking ‘man, this is going off without a hitch!’ Loved every minute.

Post # 97
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

OUR CAKE SUCKED! Looked and tasted awful!

Our readings were too long and the kids stumbled over words. It’s not a bad thing but we just kept looking at each other thinking “Who came up with this idea?”

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