(Closed) Your wedding pet peeve?

posted 9 years ago in Traditions
Post # 77
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I hate when the cremony goes on and on and on ….  i went to a wedding one time that had a full catholic mass complete with communion for 300 guests and the ceremony was done three languages – Spanish, English and Itailian.  It was July and in an very old cathedral that had no AC.  This thing lasted for about an hour and a half.

My second pet peeve is when the bride and groom take so long for photos that your ready to leave the reception before they have even arrived.  This same above mentioned wedding the bridal party didn’t arrive at the reception for over two hours after the wedding was over.  Then she was angry that many of the guests had left by the time she got there.  Whew – we were tired and hot and hungry!!!

keep it short and simple get married and take some pictures and then begin acting as host and hostest or at least allow the bridal party or parents or someone to get the party started.  They wouldn’t even crack open some wine until the bride and groom arrived.  ooops sorry for the rant 🙁

 

Post # 78
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118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hate a cocktail hour that goes longer than an hour and I especially hate when it goes over an hour and I am standing in heels, trying to balance a small plate of finger foods, and hold my drink. 

Post # 79
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I totally can not stand the dollar dance or the chicken dance. I also hate registries and refuse to use them or even look at them.

Post # 80
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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@KT808: you hate registries? I think it’s kind of a bad idea to buy something that’s not on the registry. unless you know the couple very well, you can’t be sure that you know what they like or want.  they are about to get a ton of stuff in their home, with millions of boxes to take care of, they don’t have time to deal with things that they don’t need.

for example, my aunt bought me a ton of kitchen things I did not need. I returned everything — what was I going to do with two sets of measuring cups? 

also, people don’t create registries because they are being gift grabby. they are creating them because family asks for it! I dragged my feet getting a registry started, and my family members kept me asking for it over and over. when I finally made one, my Mother-In-Law told me there were not enough choices. people want them, it makes it easier for them to shop. it’s a courtesy to them. 

Post # 81
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@Treejewel19: i think if you want to show pics of your younger selves then frame them and people can look as they please….i won’t be doing anything like this as someone will draw a moustache on me lol…. 

brikee i love the idea of giving the bouquet to the longest married couple that is sweet.

AprilJo2011  i agree with the long serving line i also don’t want people to have to wait for me to arrive at the reception, in fact i want to be their first only to see their faces, afterall i will have put alot of effort into the recepton. 

Utopia4us the embarrassing speech thing isn’t nice at all, i don’t mind the a funny little story, but i have done some thing i don’t really want certain people knowing about…. nothing terrible, just somethings i perhaps wouldn’t share with my dad. my moh agrees but will be doing a speech at my hen/bachorlerette party a embarrassing, cringe worthy one…. but hey why not … my dad certainly wont be there ladies that are know i’m a daft one anyway. 

december bride i;m a non catholic… but getting married in a catholic church (fi is catholic) i have decided i do not want mass much to my future in laws disapproval… as they want the mass so they don’t have to go church the next day…. 

i don’t mind the bouquet toss myself although it’s only happened at one wedding i went to and it was pre-planned…. no single ladies were there, but one girl had just been proposed to a week before, so we all knew she was going to catch it… which was fine, we just had to pretent we were running for it…. turn out to be quiet funny… and a nice pic too. 

 

my only real pet -peeve is people who don’t make an effort with their attire, my uncle once wore tracksuit pants to his own sisters wedding… with a shirt and tie may i add…. he’s on my guest list so my mum will be in charge of making sure he makes an effort…it wont be done rudely or anything but we are the kind of family who can say anything to each other and never gets recived badly… 

 

on the other hand i know a few people who don’t like it when guest not in the wedding party try to colour match. i actually prefer this… infact i encourage it…. if someone wears bright blue to my red and black wedding i think they are going to stand out more than if the wore red also ….. 

Post # 82
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Buzzing bee

I know this is an old thread, but here is mine:

When the minister announces the couple at the end and says, “And now, for the first time in history/ever, I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Doe!”  That drives me INSANE!  This is not the first time that there has ever been a Mr. and Mrs. Doe (or whatever the last name is)! What about their parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, etc who have gotten married and became Mr. and Mrs. Doe?  I know the minister just means this is the first time that this particular couple can be introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Doe, but it drives me nuts.  At my wedding, I would like the minister to say, “I now present to you, Mr. and Mrs. Ourlastname!”

Post # 83
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

When the bride and groom don’t greet and acknowledge all of their guests. At the last wedding we went to, the couple didn’t stop at a single table except the ones closest to them. I thought that was really rude.

Post # 84
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Everything!

 

Id like it if people can just read my mind only when its wedding related hehe and just go on and do it for me – all id have to do, is walk down the isle and voila, days over and everyones happy! Haha

Post # 85
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I hate when the bride and groom dont walk around and greet or thank you for coming. I went to a wedding where the bride and groom never said a word to us and it honestly hurt considering we were there for them. When we got married, we made sure to walk to every table, hug every guest, and take a table pic with each table that we sent with our thank you cards.

Post # 86
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@reine_de_rien: Thank you! That is my pet peeve too!

Post # 87
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Bumble Beekeeper

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@Talishazwi: Ahaha this happened at my friend’s wedding and it was the worst.  It was hot as hell inside the church and we had to STAND for a frigging hour while Pastor Forgetful rambled on in another language (that not even the bride understood).  He simply forgot to tell everyone to be seated, and it ruined the ENTIRE ceremony for everyone there.

I agree with other PPs too – Fiance is by NO means going under my dress face first to pull off my garter with his teeth in front of my family and lifelong neighbours – HOW AWKWARD!

But….am I the ONLY one in the Hive that enjoys the slideshows!?

Post # 88
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

When other guests talk through the first dance and speeches. Seriously? We can shut our mouths for 10 minutes??? I absolutely hate it.

Post # 89
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The money dance…

oh my GOD the money dance….

Post # 90
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@MissDareDevil:

 

Whats a money dance?

Post # 91
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hate the glass dinging kissing game.

Cash bars without knowing it ahead of time/no ATM near.  

Dollar dance. 

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