WORST thing that happened on your day? Big or small!

posted 2 months ago in Reception
Post # 2
7650 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

My worst thing isn’t even all that bad but I just got so tired after the ceremony. Like tired to the point where I really didn’t want to socialize and wanted a nap. Luckily my awesome friends got me coffee stat and that helped a bit. I’m happy I pushed through being tired and still talked with everyone but I do wish I had danced more. 

It probably goes without saying but sleep is SO important in the week leading up. I wish I had been more focused on that and maybe had taken a couple, extra days off of work prior.

Post # 3
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

This is a great idea for a thread! Our wedding isn’t until October, but we’ve had a couple bumps in the road so far, all related to the postal service. We ordered a unity candle for the ceremony off Etsy, and USPS delivered the package to wrong address! We have no idea where it is and haven’t been able to recover it, but at least we got our money refunded. And then UPS has lost the package containing our wedding bands, which really sucks. Right now, we have no idea where the package is and since we ordered our rings from an artisan overseas, the package could be anywhere on either side of the Atlantic. We’re hopeing we’ll be able to find it soon!

In the grand scheme of things, these little bumps don’t mean much. But they’re still frustrating! 

Post # 4
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - The Oaks Lakeside

I would say that the worst thing to happen at my wedding was my DJ playing the wrong song for our first dance. He didnt entirely play the wrong song, as there are 2 versions and he played the version opposite what I had wanted… but it’s something that still bothers me sometimes… I wish I had made more of a point to maybe send him a link to the exact song. I did tell him I wanted the duet version rather than the regular one, but apparently that wasnt enough information to get what I wanted across. undecided

Post # 5
10227 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

My wedding was 7 years ago, but there’s 2 things that stick out (both completely out of my control).

1. DH’s mom and his dad’s new fiance showed up wearing the EXACT SAME DRESS. Still laughing about it to this day.

2. My Maid/Matron of Honor got a flat tire on the way from our venue to the after party.

Post # 7
15464 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I can’t remember if it was the day of or the day before, but my Father-In-Law ordered his tux to the wrong mens warehouse or the store got it wrong, so his tux was waiting for him in TX and the wedding was in MA.  They ended up just getting something in store that fit and a diffferent colored vest.  

And some thing that no one told me until after the fact was that there was a small car accident between two cars both on the way to the wedding and my great Aunt broke a rib or two.

Post # 9
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

My husband fell asleep the night before while we were in the middle of texting. I was an hour away at our venue. I figured he was asleep but our dog had recently been diagnosed with diabetes so I was afraid something was wrong with her. Plus a tiny bit of me worried he’d suddenly changed his mind. He woke up at 1 am or so to a ton of missed calls and texts and I didn’t get much sleep before my wedding. 

Post # 10
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Luckily I didn’t know about it until after, but my friend had to kick my SIL out of her house for having cannabis products with her (not legal at the time, and my friend feared for her security clearance).

I also didn’t know until later that the restaurant we used dropped off the food cold so our house staff had to figure out how to make it hot, fast!!

What I did know about- one table was pushed so far into a corner people were squished. 

Post # 11
4318 posts
Honey bee

Our venue was having some issues with their neighbors and they called in a noise complaint.  Our wedding got cut short by an hour.

the venue gave us a bunch of booze and we went back and had an after party.

I sometimes forget it happened!  I actually laughed at the time.

Post # 12
234 posts
Helper bee

I forgot my husband’s wedding band and realized in the middle of the ceremony. You can see the panic on my face right as I remembered. 7 years ago today!

Post # 13
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

In the big scheme of things, this isn’t bad, but it really bothered me at the time. Dh lost his mum and I lost my dad before we met one another, and we wanted a floral arrangment on the altar with us in remembrance (there was just a tiny note in the program regarding the flowers). The florist never delivered them, despite us paying a ridiculous amount for just the right thing. Fortunately, my Maid/Matron of Honor was a quick thinker and found other flowers to put there, but they were NOT what we ordered/wanted. 

Post # 14
2263 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

My husband locked himself out of our Airbnb like, 80 minutes before we had to leave for the venue. He’d been golfing with some of our guests (destination wedding in a scenic place), so he was sweaty and gross. The owner of the Airbnb was out of the country and not checking messages. Thank goodness one of the other apartments in the building was rented by a full-time tenant, and he knew where the stash of extra keys was. He knew something was up when I was in leggings, a t shirt, and full wedding hair/makeup crawling up the fire escape. 

The smaller worst thing is that our Airbnb had the most hideously uncomfortable bed I’ve ever slept in, so we battled it out for the couch (he won). 

Post # 15
688 posts
Busy bee
  1. Husband couldn’t find the best man’s bowtie, which led to him catching public transport back to our apartment in his pyjamas on the morning of the wedding (the bowtie wasn’t found at home either). Ultimately the best man ended up wearing something else. 
  2. Sisters got into an argument because one sister wrote the Maid/Matron of Honor speech and hadn’t run it by the other (there were tears involved and makeup had to be redone). 
  3. Makeup artist got confused and went to my apartment (where we did the trial) rather than my parents’ house where we were getting ready (a good 20 minute drive). Thankfully this was sorted out before I woke up. 
  4. Traffic was so bad meaning that the 15 minute drive to our first look took 1.5 hours – as such our first look was about five minutes long rather than being a series of pictures at amazing locations near our ceremony. 
  5. Sister accidentally lost a family heirloom ring that she was wearing at the end of the reception (cue more tears). My husband and I had already left, but the remaining guests and venue staff scoured the venue looking for it and eventually found it inside my wedding dress (it must have fallen off when she was helping me get changed at the end of the night).  

Still the best day of my life!

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