(Closed) Worst wedding ceremony you have ever attended

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@bee-for:  a Quaker wedding.  45 minutes of silence. My stomach growled through it.  People were allowed to stand up and speak but only a couple did. Most awkward period of time ever.  MOST people there were not Quaker, did not expect it, and were clearly uncomfortable.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

A midsummer wedding where the ceremony was outside with no shade and chairs only for the family. It was 90+ degrees out and I felt like I was going to pass out. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My cousin’s, last month… bless her heart. Her and her DH were planning a big wedding for May 2014, but she found out she was pregnant in August, so they ditched the plans and did a fast-and-furious thing. He’s in NY and she’s in Canada, so they wanted to get a start on his immigration so he can be here when the baby is born. ANYWAY, they had the short, 10 minute ceremony down by the waterfront on the coolest day of the year (by that point–complete with high winds and drizzle/snow), and the officiant wasn’t even ordained. I found out afterwards that they were legally married at 10pm the night before, and did a fake signing of the papers on the ‘wedding day’ for show.

It was lovely, and I don’t hold judgement about the fake signing, etc… the day was just THE WORST weather-wise. Besides that, people were in jeans, backwards ball caps, etc.). They deserved better.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

A wedding of a work friend I attended. I suppose the ceremony in itself wasn’t bad, but the harpist did mess up and there was a very long pause as she searched for her music. Accidents happen. The really bad part was that the officiant was the grooms coach, so he knew the groom, not the bride. Therefore he spoke highly of the groom during the ceremony and not one thing was said about the bride. Period. I hated that and I can’t possibly be the only one who noticed..

ETA: My cousin had two officiants at her wedding.. A Christian one and A Jswish one… It was very very long because both of them had things to say and the Jewish one did a lot of sInging and didn’t seem to speak much English. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

We went to a wedding for a friend of SO’s. The preacher talked extensively about being married under God and how non-Christian marriages weren’t real marriages, we could barely hear the vows, and the whole thing was just… awkward and impersonal. 

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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@ForeverBirds:  I’m a Christian but I really do hate when weddings turn in to sermons. No need to state that marriages that exist without God don’t work, but especially stupid to say that they are not valid. If I declared to God right now that me and SO are married and we said our vows, it would still be unrecognized because we need to be legally bound. Plenty of non-Christian marriages exist and are just as fine as Christian marriages. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@antisocialite:  1+ i’m not religious so when weddings are more about religion and god then the couple i don’t like it as much

Post # 27
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@bee-for:  I’ve posted before about my old coworker’s. her “vows” were really a 20 speech filled with island metaphors that ended with her basically saying she was settling for her husband because she just couldn’t be single again. Most awkward, horrible ceremony ever. 

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

DH’s cousin got married about a year before we did.  It was nice because we got a few ideas of things we liked for our own wedding, (and, unfortunately, several we didn’t like!).  The worst part was the officiant.  She was long and rambling, and I don’t remember what the comment she made was now, (this was five years ago), but it seemed very out of place considering the groom was divorced and getting remarried.  She also referenced Song of Solomon and how it was a beautiful example of “passionate love.”  Then proceeded to say passionate love about twenty more times throughout the ceremony.  I told my husband in the car on the way to the reception that nobody was allowed to say “passionate love” during our ceremony!  

Also, the reception was at a country club and most people were dressed appropriately, but the table next to us had a guy in jeans an a BEER t-shirt, (I think it was Budweiser, if I remember correctly).  The girls were in nice dresses but their dates were all waaay too casually dressed.

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I find it hard when there are foreign languages involved and no hints given to those who don’t speak the language as to what is being said. I don’t need a word-for-word translation. Just a hint is fine. 🙂

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I went to a step cousin’s wedding and the pastor decided to take a 15 minute pause in the middle of the ceremony to discuss divorce >.< I feel like there is no more inappropriate place to discuss divorce than the middle of a wedding ceremony. My parents and I definitely gave each other some looks during that ceremony.

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