(Closed) Your wedding pet peeve?

posted 10 years ago in Traditions
Post # 47
2790 posts
Sugar bee

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@Talishazwi: Did you have a MAN wearing velvet pants at yours as well?

Post # 48
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Haha wow, I have only been to one wedding, I was like 12 (a junior bridesmaid) and I didn’t pay attention to ANYTHING but the food 😉 But it’s nice to read up on what traditions are still a ‘go’ and what aren’t!

Post # 49
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

-buffet dinners that you have to wait in a long line for and don’t have many choices and are usually somewhat coldish/lukewarm by the time you are eating

-awkward or long or overly religious ceremonies

-definitely when bridesmaids hold the flowers too high (mine did!)

-cake smashing

-just a general lack of regard for guests comfort and happiness

Post # 50
2790 posts
Sugar bee

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@Stace126: So what types of things do you like in a wedding?

Post # 51
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011


When things are delayed

Dollar Dance


Post # 52
5294 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

the glass clinking – I turned and kissed my Maid/Matron of Honor. The next time she turned and kissed a bridesmaid. The third we finally did it because my SIL yelled from the crowd like we were two. She was seriously scolding us. I was going to have DH kiss his Best Man.

Dollar dances.

Long boring speeches.


Post # 53
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Long speeches or multiple speeches because they tend to all be the same thing over and over.

All the mandatory activities and dances like the bouquet toss, electric slide, chicken dance, dollar dance etc. I even went to a wedding where we had to stop dancing and circle around the dance floor and watch the bride and groom dance again, their third dance together and second time dancing to that song. talk about buzz kill. I do love the annivesary dance though. One or two activities is ok but let your guests breath a little.

When the DJ plays all the annoying wedding songs like YMCA, we are family, brick house, come on eileen, build me up buttercup etc etc…

The garter tradition. So awkward.

Fiance HATES when the couple smashes cake on each other, he told me if I even think about it he’s filing divorce papers in the morning haha!

Post # 54
10282 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Those f’ing bells (or clinking the glass) that cue the B&G to kiss. As a guest, after a dozen or so chorus’ of bell rings, I seriously want to punch a pony. There will be no bells at our wedding. I’ve been trying to come up with a non-bitchy way to tell our guests that we’re not animals and will not do tricks on demand but I got nothing. They’ll learn soon enough, I guess. =)

Long breaks w/o entertainment and/or food.

Loooooong ceremonies.

Bouquet/Garter toss: Why won’t this tradition just go away? It’s humilating. 

Enormous Centerpieces: I love the look of a towering centerpiece as much as the next girl but they’re a pain in the ass for the guests. How exactly can you have a conversation with a 5 foot wall of flowers infront of you?

Speechs that last fooooreeeever.

The list goes on but I don’t want to ruffle any feathers. 

Post # 55
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Choreographed first dances that start off slow and then *SURPRISE!!* we’re busting into a totally spontaneous hip hop dance.  People – unless you are professional dancers, YOU CANNOT PULL IT OFF.  YOU ARE NOT THE PEOPLE FROM YOUTUBE.  


(I do apologise if you did pull this off – but I’ve been to 6 weddings this year where they have not – and everyone just looks around nervously, not wanting to look at each other for fear of cracking up but also not wanting to look at the couple embarrassing themselves)

Post # 56
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Mine are long gaps between the ceremony and reception and also long wait to get on the dance floor, I want to break it down

Post # 57
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow I had no idea SO many things bothered SO many people! The only things I can think of that bother me are 1) long gaps between ceremony and reception (only because I get too excited and impatient, but I do understand why that has to be done in some cases), and 2) when the bride and groom don’t look like they’ve having any fun.

Post # 58
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My biggest pet peeve is a weird one, I admit. But I hate when bridesmaids wear short dresses and groomsmen are in tuxes. It just drives me crazy that the formality levels are not equal.  But I am pretty sure I am the only person who gets annoyed by this (hence why it is a pet peeve!).

Post # 59
9814 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

When people spend $50,000 on their wedding and then ask people to fund their honeymoon because they can’t afford to go on one. Ummm then don’t have a $50,000 wedding?

Post # 60
1429 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@KatyElle: Best pet peeve I have read thus far. Bravo!

Post # 61
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It bothers me when people try to take credit for not-so-original ideas.  Sure, someone at some point was the first to do it, and most of your guests probably don’t look at wedding stuff online and follow trends, but it’s still plagiarism.  I went to a wedding last year where the bride’s mother was bragging to a friend about how she came up with the idea for a candy buffet.  I suppose it’s possible that she had no idea that hundreds of other weddings had done it, but as she works as a wedding planner, it’s highly unlikely.  

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