(Closed) What’s the WORST thing you’ve witnessed at a reception?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

actually for me it is cake-smashing.  i know some people like it and see it as tradition, but i hate it and cringe every time i see it.

also, i was at a wedding where the best man took the toast so far over the line (in terms of insulting the bride and groom to be funny) it was embarrassing to witness. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

this one im guilty of bad behaviour… everyone at our table were taking bets on how long the marriage would last. the bride wanted a wedding and not a marriage according to most of us (well the women while the men just didnt like the bride) and none of us were surprised when they split up within a year. 

 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow, who cuts a wedding cake that isn’t their own?!?! That’s awful. My dad used to cut a piece of my birthday cake out before the parties because he couldn’t resist it. I think every picture I have of me blowing out the candles includes a cake with a chunk missing

I haven’t witnessed this in person, but my boss told me that when she got married about 15 years ago, her new husband’s brother and his girlfriend had sex on the lawn at the reception and everybody saw them with their butts in the air….nice wedding, eh? LoL

I haven’t personally seen anything awful, though!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

Wow…cutting the cake??  That is EVIL! 

And I’m totally with <font size=”2″ color=”#81a026″>djmaddiebluedog</font>, because I cringe everytime I see a cake smash too!

The worst I’ve seen (and it’s not too bad really) was the brides ex-bf came to the reception to declare his love for her.  Um…it’s the reception?  You’re kinda late bub.  She just kind of gave him that pity look and he left.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

ejs4y8  Your dad sounds just like mine! We always have to be extra careful to hide cakes from him so he doesn’t dig in.

The WORST thing I witnessed was probably the wedding where the bride did not smile once the ENTIRE day. No joke. It was miserable.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

what i witnessed at a friend’s wedding:

 

bouquet toss: 4 year old caught it

garter toss: drunken 18 year old caught it

 

the dj made him put the garter on the kid..it was really bizarre and weird.

 

also lots of people wearing jeans and sweatpants to the wedding.. :O

 

another friend’s wedding:  drunken marine (who was a friend of the groom) got in a fight at the bar with some of the bride’s family members, fist throwing and all..he was thrown out.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I was at a wedding a few years ago where the bride’s brother had too much to drink and got in a fight with bride’s ex-boyfriend over the new girlfriend he brought to the wedding.  The bride was in tears and the brother had to be taken to the ER for a few stitches.  Needless to say, the reception wrapped up shortly thereafter.  What a nightmare!  

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow putting a garter on a 4 yr old now thats creepy!!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Omg, that’s a horrible story. I would have kicked those people out, if that was my wedding! How extremely rude!

Worst thing I ever saw was when NO ONE clapped or cheered for the bride and groom after the choreographed dance that they prepared for their guests. So sad!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

PS: futuremrsbrown – that is a funny but also horrible story, creepy to imagine an 18 year old putting a garter on a 4 year old, lol.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

This STILL makes me cringe…at my cousin’s wedding years ago….a close friend of my uncle wore a kilt. He’s Scottish so okay nobody thought anything of it…although he DOES like attention…ahem. A few hours into the reception we were all on the dance floor (at a very fancy hotel) and he pulled up the kilt and had a….ugh how do I put this…large fake "thingy" that he "flashed" everyone with.
If it was my wedding (NO, he’s NOT invited) I would’ve had him "removed"…my cousin and his wife laughed….my mum & I were horrified.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

Oh my gosh! Kilt flasher, garters on 4-year-olds, cake cutters…it’s like a Beware list for your wedding! I was at a reception where an unruly preschooler took a flying lunge at the cake…thank goodness he was caught in the nick of time, otherwise I think having a three year old in the middle of your smashed cake on the floor would definitely qualify…

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

bouquet toss: 4 year old caught it

garter toss: drunken 18 year old caught it

the dj made him put the garter on the kid..it was really bizarre and weird.

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NO!!! That is disgusting. Seriously. That is just not right. Yuck! 

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