(Closed) Your wedding pet peeve?

posted 9 years ago in Traditions
Post # 92
12 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

Brides holding beer bottles, props on the dance floor, pictures under the bride’s veil, bad dance music…..

Post # 93
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Brides doing keg stands in their wedding dresses.  SERIOUSLY I know we’re from Iowa and we all have a little country in us but that doesn’t mean we have to act redneck.

Post # 94
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Easily mine would be HAVING NOWHERE TO SIT!! 

Post # 95
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsNeutrino:  I don’t know there are so many.  The cake thing is a HUGE issue for me lol.  I am not spending all that oney to get it ruined by sweets lmao.  But the long speech i’m scared i might run back down the aisle if that preacher takes too long lol

Post # 96
1112 posts
Bumble bee

When the bridesmaids/groomsmen look SO bored. Geez people! These are supposed to be your dearest friends! Look happy for them!

When the preacher uses cheesy humor but it falls flat and is super awkward.

When everyone laughs and “AWWW”s at the flower girl/ring bearer and it downplays the BRIDAL entrance. Haha.

When the girls hold their flowers weirdly.

If anyone in the wedding party is chewing gum. SERIOULSLY!?

Post # 97
3418 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

I am so weird. I don’t like it when people DON’T throw the boquette or get the garter. I think it is just so much fun. I caught the bouqette at my BFFs wedding I went to SOLO (my 2nd to last wedding as a single girl), but at the wedding I went to with my SO in Aug they didn’t do any of it. I was kinda sad. Even though I already knew I was next.

Plus I bought the bride’s garter for her. She didn’t have a something Blue and her DH is an Afganistan Vet so I got her this .

I was kinda sad they didn’t do any games or silly things like that. I am unsure if her parents were THAT tradisional…

I am definatly doing the gater and toss. 

Post # 98
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I get seriously unamused by the garter business. Also, not a fan of the bouquet toss, but it doesn’t irritate me nearly as much as the groom climbing under the bride’s dress in front of her family and close friends. Ew. 

I, too, hate the glass clinking. A friend of mine required guests to donate to a local animal shelter before being able to ring the (single) bell for them to kiss. Less glass clinking and supporting a good cause! She informed guests that glass clinking was forbidden by the venue. It worked beautifully!

I’m not a fan of “Now presenting Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith” either. It reduces the bride to three letters and a dot. I’m sure there’s more to every woman than that. She has a name. Use it.

I also quite hate photo booths. I just ignore them, but when the DJ gets on everyone’s case pressuring people to go over and use it I get irritated. I don’t WANT to take awkward photos over in the corner. I’d rather be dancing and enjoying everyone’s company.

Post # 99
982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hate the bouquet toss as well. I’ve been through too many humiliating ones. Sure, everyone watching thinks it’s hilarious. It. Is. Not.

The garter toss is stupid, too. It’s history is rather disturbing, really.

I don’t mind the dollar dance as much, but will not be having one. Trying to collect money from my guests seems a little tacky to me.


Post # 100
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I cannot stand the freakin sand ceremonies :  It was cute once, but now sooo played out.


Post # 101
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I feel like I jerk because I have so many of them and most of them are super-common…

– Looong, religious ceremonies.

– Run of the mill repeat-after-me vows with no personalization or emotion at all; and on the opposite spectrum, when vows are not actual vows but instead an 8th grade sounding love letter that begins, “Johnny, when I first met you, I knew there was something special about you…” And mumbling.

– Been to two wedding so far where the bride and groom barely made eye contact through the whole ceremony.

– Blowing bubbles, throwing flower peddles, confetti, waiving crap, etc. at the B&G on their walk back up the aisle.

– Long time gaps between ceremony and reception. And ceremony and receptions in different locations.

– The grand entrance announcements by the DJ of the wedding party and B&G into the reception. I know, I know… everyone does this.

– Serious etiquette offenses, such as cash bars, dollar dances, “honeymoon donation funds,” and otherwise anything that prompts guests to open their wallets at your wedding… as if their presence, support and gift they undoubtedly brought is not enough — you need more money.

– Most of the Top 40 wedding songs that are sooooo overplayed at every single wedding. I know, a whole other topic.

– First dances that break out into a hip hop song.

– If you’re going to serve steak, make damn sure your venue knows how to cook it right in high quantities.

– Glass clinking.

– Like most people here, the bouquet and garter tosses.

– Bad cake. Though I admit, I am a cake snob and the cake serving is the best part of the whole wedding to me I don’t care if people cake smash or not.

Post # 102
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love dollar dances! As I have said before though, every wedding I have ever been to has had one. I think its great way to see a lot of the guests. Hmmmm there isnt much AT weddings that drives me insane, more just during wedding planning. Though I really really hate assigned seating. I feel like I am in class.

Post # 103
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Bouquet and Garter Toss. I understand this has been tradition forever, but it irks me, so needless to say we will not be doing this at our wedding.

Post # 104
2653 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@MrsNeutrino:  We’re only allowed to do speeches before or after dinner! We’ve decided to do them before because we won’t be able to eat with them hanging over our heads. Plus, they’re going to be very short.

I don’t get the point of the cake and cutting the cake! In the beginning I kept asking venues if the cake could be dessert (to save money) and they all said no. So why then, do I need cake?! And one that costs €350+!

Also, what is the point of wedding cars?! All of a sudden your own car isn’t good enough! 

Also (I’m on a roll) watching wedding shows, I wonder why the brides get so excited about the honeymoon suite as if they are goinglot move in for life. You spend 10hours tops in there!

Post # 105
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My biggest pet peeves are:

Ceremonies starting late (and I mean over an hour late!!!)

Long waits between ceremony and reception

Not enough food at reception to feed everyone (this has happened to me TWICE!!!)

Brides and BMs holding their bouquets too high, hiding their dresses (I am a real stickler for this. I plan on telling my girls if they do that, I will stop the ceremony, make them come back, put my foot up their @$$, and then make them try again– JK!!! But you get the idea,  it RUINS the pics)

Head table– we are doing a sweetheart table. Most of our Bridal Party have families they would rather sit with and I would appreciate the moments alone Fiance and I can get at our table.

Post # 106
1089 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I hate the bouquet and garter tosses… Fiance and I have ruled them out at our own wedding (and my parents are upset about this lol)

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