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

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

OMG. That’s all I can say.

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The worst thing I’ve witnessed was at my fi’s cousins wedding. Her father is absent from her life so she had her oldest uncle make a speech. Well, he wasn’t drunk BUT he ranted for 20 minutes about a local environmentalist….just RANTED…vented even..and people actually walked out b/c it was getting so ridiculous. And the worst part of all – no one at the wedding had any relation or liking for this environmental activist……the uncle just wanted to rant. It was an akward speech and the bride and groom had expressions on their faces like "omg..is this really happening?"

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have two storys:

My Mom told me that when her and my Dad got married,  My Mom went ouside to get some fresh air with some other guests and saw the bestman and My Dad’s sister having sex on a picknick table!!  Needless to say, they didn’t spend much time getting some air!

I was at a wedding years ago at a hotel out of town.  I was sharing a room with a friend of mine, since we both went to the wedding solo.  She got really drunk and went back to the room early.  When I went to the room after the reception there was puke all over!!!  Not kidding!! It was on both beds and all over the floor and around the toilet! She was in the process of trying to clean it but still YUK!  The smell was so bad I had to knock on doors to find someone who would let me share their room….  that was a fun wedding aside from that. 

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I would say fighting. At a family members wedding 10+years ago, the bride and her sisters got drunk and into a fight and the bride got beer spilled all over her dress. At a wedding my parents went to, the cops had to come break up a fight.

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in my friend’s wedding. Me & another Bridesmaid or Best Man went to the honeymoon suite to romance it with rose petals, etc. When we walked in, the groom’s sister (also a BM) was inside, on the bed- doing the nasty with her boyfriend.

OMG it was so and extremely rude to the new couple. Needless to say, we waited for them outside, then tried to straighten up the room. We never told the bride because we didn’t want to start drama.

Post # 37
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m an encore bride.  At my first wedding, when we walked into the reception hall (right next door to the church we got married at) everyone had already started to eat. None of the hot food was left, like roast beef, meatballs, etc. We ate cold sandwiches and chips. Most of the good desserts were gone as well. I just thought it was really rude. Also none of the bridal party sat at the table with us (it was a long table) and we sat by ourselves eating. It seemed like everyone was just there for the food. No one watched us cut the cake either except the lady who made our cake and the photographer.

Also that is just AWFUL and SICK about the 18 yr old putting a garter on a 4 yr old. I am so glad FH and I are not having a bouquet/garter toss.

Post # 38
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Worst thing I’ve seen??  A wedding I went to last summer… a VERY drunk bride with no panties on.. and the groom fetching the garter, flashing her crotch to all of their guests.  Her parents were so embarassed and her grandma cried:( 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

A very good friend of mine probably had the worst reception ever. I did not make it the wedding but have heard all about it since.  First, her three-year-old nephew fell off of a balcony and was caught in the nick of time by a guest that was paying attention. Cops and emergency personnel had to come to the scene. Everyone was okay, but it’s hard to have a good time after that!  This is why I am not having children at our wedding.

Post # 40
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

This is a story from my parents . . . 

My dad’s brother and his wife had their reception at a bowling alley.  The bowling alley sign said "congrats X and Y" and then underneath it had the information for the nighly bowling league.

At the reception, the bride’s estranged family members showed up drunk and started a fight with my dad’s family – including my grandfather, who was in there throwing punches apparently.  My parents hightailed it out of there at that point, but they later found out that the cops had to come and break it up!  

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

reading this post just gave me major anxiety lol.

Post # 42
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007 - a beautiful church and hotel reception

wow these are crazy stories! it makes me absolutely grateful that none of these things happened at our wedding!

Post # 43
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

At a wedding I attended a few years back, a family member of the bride was giving the blessing before the dinner was served and rambled on for what must have been 5 minutes.  No one had a clue what she was talking about and some of the grooms family began to boo her….  never seen any booed during a prayer before!   To make matters worse, the bride’s mother had fallen down a flight of stairs that morning and was stuck in the hospital for the entire wedding 🙁

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

omg. some of these are REALLY outrageous!

Post # 45
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Busy bee

“Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy” was played, and one of the groom’s friends and his hoochie girlfriend took it literally. They totally looked like they were having sex on the dancefloor. I took that as my cue to hold up my Maid/Matron of Honor status. They had a severe scolding from the other bridesmaids and i. They ended up leaving about an hour later out of repeated embarassing comments from everyone.

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I was in the bathroom at a wedding, and the Mother of the Bride was in there, too. A drunk girl came in (girlfriend of a friend of the groom) and stepped on the MOB’s toe, and the MOB, said “Ow! Excuse me!” and the girl (VERY DRUNK) said, “WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU????”

OMG! TRUE STORY! They kicked her out of the wedding. Rightfully so.

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