Post # 47
Three things stick out in my mind (one being at my own wedding):
- At DH’s cousin’s wedding, an annoucement was made not to take the centerpieces bc they belonged to the florist. Towards the end of the reception, one of the BMs saw an older guest trying to hide one under her coat. When she asked the lady to put it back, the lady balked and said some very nasty things to her. It blew up into a really ugly argument that took 4 people to break up all over a plastic square vase with colored bubble filler.
- At my oldest sister’s wedding, my middle-aged lecher of an uncle decided to hit on the best man’s (the groom’s brother) gf. When the best man told him to back off, my uncle told him to learn to respect his elders. The second time my uncle hit on the girl, the best man wasn’t so nice. My cousin overheard it and told the best man to pick a fight with someone his own age. One person started shoving another, and a fist-fight breaks out. My poor sister was crying the rest of the night.
- This last one is mine. It’s customary in my culture to have a large portrait of the bride and groom on display at the reception. Usually the venue provides the easel for the portrait. However, the banquet manager put our really heavy portrait on an easel that had a broken leg which they just wrapped duct tape to fix. In the middle of greeting our guests, the easel collapses and the portrait shatters. It sounded as if a gun shot went off. I just started crying bc this was just another long list of things that went wrong. What made it worse was that my Mother-In-Law and the banquet manager get into this explosive argument bc it’s considered bad luck if the picture breaks. I’m crying and hearing my Mother-In-Law cursing at the lady saying, “You just doomed their marriage.” =/ Thank goodness I’m not superstitious.
Post # 48
“Regular” guests were served rubber wedding chicken while the VIPs at the head table were served champagne and a completely different, upgraded meal.
Post # 49
I’m having a sheet cake! It’s delicious awesome and can feed everyone! So when you say a sheet cake is one of the worst things you’ve seen at a wedding I think there are much worse things out there. 😀
Post # 50
It would not phase me at all if a couple had a sheet cake at their wedding…what’s wrong with that?
I plan to do wedding pie instead of cake…I’m guessing that would be an even bigger sin in OP’s book? Either way, I don’t think having a sheet cake instead of a tiered cake is a bad thing…it probably tastes the same and costs less. I highly doubt most guests even noticed. Maybe I just feel that way because wedding cake is like the least important thing to me about a wedding.
Post # 51
I’m having a sheet cake too! I think it’s economical and if done right, not tacky at all! I can think of plenty of worse things that can happen at a wedding.
Post # 52
The worst I’ve seen was a drunk guy slumped over sleeping.
Post # 53
Lol @ sheet cake! If I read her comment I think she was simply surprised that the bride had bragged about the cost – I may be wrong, but isn’t $800 for sheet cake a tad expensive?
Post # 54
It was the most heartbreaking thing… I hate that it happened to you.
Post # 55
I was at a wedding once where the ONLY music was karaoke……it was super awkward, especially as the night went on and people got more and more drunk. Oye.
Post # 56
This is what I was thinking, too. Sheet cake is fine (not my favorite mostly because of the frosting), but $800 for a freaking sheet cake?
Post # 57
exactly – we ordered 2 wedding cakes. one is designed for me and the other designed for Fiance, will be enough to feed 300 people – they are also both very intricate 3 tiered cakes and will have filling – total cost for both came to just over $1k..
I do like sheet cake though! Especially Costco’s!! I think if they wanted to charge me $800/cake I’d throw a fit, LOL
Post # 58
no ots because she bragged about it being $800 for a 30,000 wedding so she bragged.. my cake is free so i dont judge but an $800 sheetcake was clearly out of control
Post # 59
yes $800 it wasnt even enough to feed everybody…
Post # 60
I agree that $800 for a sheet is ridiculous. My relative is having a relatively fancy tiered cake with the works and I don’t even think hers is coming in near $800.
Post # 61
This one time, I was at a wedding and they ran out of wine, and it was totally bogus. But then this shaggy dude grabbed some pitchers of water and, like, waved his hands, and BAM, more wine. It was pretty sweet. That kid is going places. True story, bro.