(Closed) Your Wedding Day: What Went "Wrong?"

posted 3 years ago in Beehive
Post # 46
33 posts

The biggest incident was that my niece busted her lip open on the dance floor. She started wailing and bleeding everywhere. Fortunately, she was out on the floor dancing and smiling again shortly after. That moment when she hit the floor and screamed, though, was very scary.

The other things were very minor: I think our officiant lost the notes about what we wanted for our ceremony because he failed to read a passage we wanted him to read and had given him in advance. Also, the corsages were very 80s/90s prom, which was inapposite to what we requested. Oh, and my husband’s grandmother was missing from the seating arrangements chart/display; this was caught before the wedding started, though, so she was quickly added in (I don’t think she ever knew!). And, my husband’s nephew toddled out onto the dance floor during the father-daughter dance, and my dad accidentally knocked him over; this caused him to start crying out on the dance floor during our dance.  

Overall, though, the day was exceptional.

Post # 47
33 posts

smc852:  Wow, what a series of events! Like you said, though, fortunately it’s the marriage that counts. 🙂 

Post # 49
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Just remembered another one from my steo-brother’s wedding. They decided to have an outdoor ceremony in July in the South. The area had no coverage and was in direct sunlight. Just our luck, it also happened to be the hottest day of the year and was over 100 degrees with high humidity. During the middle of the ceremony one of the groomsmen, who also happened to be the bride’s son, passed out from the heat (they were in black tuxes) and fell face first onto the concrete. The ambulance had to come and since it was the bride’s son and the wedding was majority family members, everyone was so focused on him the rest of ceremony was crazy and some people left to go to the hospital. He finally came back and he was ok but it was so scary.

Post # 51
3042 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My hair got messed up and my wedding dress got ripped. And… I forgot to give my bouquet to my Maid/Matron of Honor so I went through half the ceremony holding it in one hand until she could finally grab it for the ring exchange portion… whoops! 

Post # 52
1926 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

A few things went wrong the day before. Everything was taking too long and we were well behind schedule, as with pretty much any wedding. I hadn’t eaten all day and we were meant to be picking the best man and his gf up at 3pm. I asked someone to order me a sandwich at 2.20 but it was 2.55 when I sat down to eat it. 20 mins away from the train station where they were coming into. Not a major thing but neither of us like being late.

Get to the train station and meet the best man and his gf 15 minutes with some indigestion, return the hire care and the guy at the rental place take us home. A 20 minute journey takes an hour and a half because he goes the wrong way and get stuck in traffic. At the rehearsal, my Maid/Matron of Honor forgot to pick my other Bridesmaid or Best Man up, I said the wrong name in the practice vows (I pushed his first and middle name into one completely wrong name). His dad told him for the second time that day that it wasn’t too late.

The day itself wasn’t too bad. One of flower girls had the beginnings of a melt down about how her hair was done but fortunately that was diffused quite quickly by telling her she looked like Elsa. We got ready and I was outside the hotel waiting to be picked up 10 minutes before I needed to be but the florist was late. She’d stayed at the church to show her daughter as that’s where she got married and then got stuck in traffic. She pulled the flowers out and they were the wrong colour. We had a cobalt blue and ice blue with yellow flowers and I’d wanted to blue iris. The iris were purple and so the ribbon was purple. They looked lovely though and it really wasn’t worth getting upset about. I don’t know if anyone thought it was odd having several shades of blue, purple and yellow but the pictures don’t look odd.

When I got to the car that was taking me to the church, they couldn’t get the top (convertible) to fasten properly so I just asked if we could ride with the top partly open (and freezing). Got to the church and my veil fell out just before I stepped in. My Mother-In-Law adjusted my veil at the back of church and my Father-In-Law used this opportunity to say once again that it wasn’t too late for my husband to stop everything. The ceremony started 7 minutes late, which for someone who hates being late is kind of a sore point.

After the ceremony my veil fell out again. One of my relatives gave me a congratulatory hug and tugged on my lovely low bun, pulling a dozen Bobby pins out. My Maid/Matron of Honor had to salvage my hair whilst I gave hugs to people. We had to cut out some of the formal photos because it was too cold but I have so many beautiful candid photos. My salvaged hairstyle only lasted until the meal and then it was completely unrecoverable so I took it down and left the hair piece but it kinda looked like I intended to have a formal hairstyle and a party hairstyle. I also felt really ill for most of the reception.

Nothing that ruined the day (I’m pissed about my Father-In-Law but he in no way dampened my spirits on the day) and I had an amazing day.

Post # 53
1727 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Our day went pretty well. 

The problems I remember are really no biggie at all. 

-when we were doing first look pictures in the grass outside the venue, random bugs kept getting in between the layers of tulle of my skirt. Darling Husband spent a lot of time plowing through the layers to get the bugs out

-one of the shuttles of guests took a wrong turn on the way from the hotel to the venue and was late. Darling Husband told everyone to keep me in the dark about that, since I had no idea what time it was. 

-DH and I learned choreography for our first dance but he refused to let anyone see us practice it. So we got nervous and missed a step and it all fell apart pretty early in the song. The pictures are pretty funny. 

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