What went wrong at YOUR wedding?

Canada
January 16, 2007 8:47pm CST
You plan for months, maybe years. You make lists, phone calls, visits and tastings. You try on 34975435034 dresses and then go back and buy the very first one. It's a wedding after all! Everything has to be PERFECT! Well... unfortunately... it's not always going to be perfect. In spite of all the attention to detail, things can and do go wrong. At my first wedding, the organist was drunk. Yes, drunk. The minister neglected to inform me that the fellow was in treatment for his alcohol dependency and they gave him the organist's job to try to offer him support. Well, we had a soloist - the man was a long-time friend of my father's with a truly AMAZING voice. He chose to sing "Impossible Dream" and I was so excited about it. When it came time, the organist started to play -- and I SWEAR it sounded like CIRCUS MUSIC... ooooom paw paw... ooooom paw paw... In the video, the wedding party can be seen, shoulders visibly shaking because we were laughing so hard. Cut to the organist and we can see him "conducting" the soloist, his arm flailing around like it wanted to fall off and the poor soloist trying to concentrate on making the song sound remotely right. Even the congregation got the giggles. I know some people would have been devastated but, at the time and even in retrospect, it was just plain funny! So, what went wrong on YOUR wedding day? Please share your stories, funny or otherwise ;)
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56 responses
• United States
17 Jan 07
It's funny, I know that little things went wrong, but I barely remember them. Honestly, my wedding seemed to go perfectly. Most of the people who were there, and even the bridal party didn't know what the problems were! But I'll share those I remember. My dress gathered in the front. When I was sliding into the car to getaway from the church, it popped off. But my personal attendant and I used a safety pin and fixed the button on, and you couldn't tell. My uncle left the ginger ale for the punch in his trunk and then took off to get a gift, and so everyone setting up the food was freaking out. They called another family member and they bought 6 2-Liter bottles of Ginger ale. We had SO much left after the wedding, since there was more than 12 there when my uncle returned. We forgot a cake knife! And so I sent my personal attendant to my apartment, three blocks away, to get it, but she didn't return in time (turns out she met up with some of our other friends and got side tracked), so I walked to my apartment to get it. I missed some of the "stories" about me, but that's ok, cuz I knew them anyway. But really, none of it mattered to me at the end of the day. And I was calm the entire time, everyone told me I didn't freak out once!
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• Canada
17 Jan 07
Thanks for sharing your story, strawberrmudd! :) You're right that a lot of things might not be noticed by anyone else! I imagine that's a good thing! LOL Did you walk to your apartment in your wedding dress?? The reason I ask this is that, at my first wedding (the same one with the drunk organist), the reception hall was just down the street from the best man's house. So, when it was time for us to change into our going away outfits, we decided to go to his house where there was more room and such, rather than changing at the hall. So there we were, middle of the evening, strolling along the street... me in my wedding dress, headpiece, veil, the whole works, the groom in his white tuxedo and the best man and maid of honor in their full outfits. I thought after, if anyone saw us, did they wonder what on earth we were doing?? LOL
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• United States
17 Jan 07
I was in my wedding dress! It was funny, too, because I got honked at and waved at and congratulated! For all they know, I could have run away from my wedding! Haha. But I didn't, and I don't think I stopped smiling the entire day. Along those same/slightly different lines, my brothers and dad stayed up all night and left their tuxes on so they could go to Burger King the next morning, all dressed up. And my sister, who is 7 and was my "miniature bridesmaid" wore her bridesmaid dress this winter for a school concert! How cute is that!?
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• Canada
17 Jan 07
ROFL! Three blocks is a LONG walk in a wedding dress! But what a hoot! You should have had someone along with a video camera JUST for some of the reactions. OMG.. I would have loved to see the face of the person at the counter at Burger King that morning :) Talk about over-dressing for the venue, huh? lol Little kids just love weddings... I bet she would have slept in her dress too, had she been allowed! I think it's pretty neat, though, that she did get to wear it again. Most "wedding attire" doesn't see the light of day too often after the big day!
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Nothing is going to go wrong at my wedding! And that's b/c I believe an imperfect wedding can also be perfect :) As for my sister's wedding... well an older lady wasn dancing and fell! She wasn't hurt, but they took her too the hospital to check her and the verdict came back that she was just tipsy :) It was funny that an 80something woman got kind of drunk! My wedding is in May and I refuse to talk about anything that may have gone wrong after. Instead, it may not go exactly as planned, but I still believe it will be a great day :) Hopefully better than your story though ;)
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• Canada
17 Jan 07
You're very smart, vivasuzi! I love your attitude. You have a really great approach to your wedding because you don't convey at ALL that you're stressing over details. You seem to be very happy and excited and not aiming to please everyone under the sun. You're right that imperfect weddings ARE perfect... that's an excellent way to look at it. I mean, things happen. At my second wedding, half of the out-of-town guests (my new inlaws! gulp!) got lost on the way to the dinner LOL They followed the wrong car out of the church parking lot and off they went! Made for fun conversation when we all finally did get to sit down for the meal ;) Just like in the situation in my first post back there, we laughed it off. I mean, I've seen folks get really angry and act as though everything's ruined. But nothing is ruined... it's sort of "plan B"! (I'm still giggling about the feisty elderly lady though... what a darlin'! LOL)
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
18 Jan 07
You are right, most things that go wrong make for fun stories in the future :) I am stressed at times, but overall I'm more excited about getting all dressed up and getting married! I can't complain if things don't go perfect since I'm not getting really into planning. I'm planning things quickly and just choosing the "good enough" route for most things instead of the "perfect" route. I wish more people would think like this! People worry more about the wedding day than the future marriage, I'm more excited about the honeymoon :) and excited to be married! The wedding is just a bonus.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
Our wedding went off without a hitch. The hitch came the morning after! We had our best man drive us to our hotel. The next morning, we were supposed to be at my Mother in laws house. The whole family was there for food and the opening of our presents. The hitch? We forgot about how we were going to get to her house! We had NO car at the hotel since we were dropped off. We were stranded...lol! We had to call his sister to come and get us.
• Canada
17 Jan 07
Just when you think it's all done and over with.... LOL! I guess they were all sitting around wondering where on earth you were... and I'm willing to bet, making "wedding night" jokes! ;)
@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
I've been married for 2 years now. For me, even though there are some bloopers that happened during our wedding, I can still say that we had a perfect wedding. All the people close to our hearts are there to celebrate with us plus of course, who can't be any happier if you're marrying the person you love most. But just for the fun of sharing, here are some things that went wrong in our wedding: 1. I'm already dressed up and ready to leave the hotel but my make up artist have to retouch my make up. Accidentally he dropped the brush that he use for my lipstick on to my gown and it left a red stain on my off white gown. Good thing, my couturier was there at the hotel and he made a beadwork to cover the stains. 2. We have an audio visual presentation during the reception. We left the LCD projector with the audio guys but when it's time to play the AVP, we we're informed by our coordinator that the LCD & Laptop is not set up yet coz the audio guys did not set it up. We're just lucky that we have reliable friends who immediately set up the projector & the laptop and we also have a good emcee so she was able to entertain the guests while waiting for the projector & the laptop to be set up. 3. Our caterer did not follow the seating plan that we made. So one table end up being at the far end of the reception area. So our relatives who is sitting at that table was separated from all our other relatives.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
what went wrong? it was in a courthouse. np pictures, no dear friends and family, no decorations, no dress or tuxes. but i guess its not really all about that. its about exchanging vows with the person u love the most and wanting to become husband and wife!
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• Canada
17 Jan 07
You're absolutely right... the bride and groom exchanging vows IS the most important part. The rest is window dressing :) But you sound disappointed :( Did you want a bigger wedding and it just didn't work out that way? (sorry if that's prying too much)
• United States
18 Jan 07
ohh i would have LOVED to have everything that went along with it. The rehersals, the bridemaids, but first dance as husband and Wife. Its something i'll never get back. I just wish i had things to show from it. But we're going on our 5 year anniversary in 2 weeks so Like i said before its just the lil things that make a wedding but its the LOve and devotion you have towards each other to make it all worth while! =)
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• Canada
19 Jan 07
Congratulations! You sound like you are very much in love and I wish you the happiest of anniversaries!! :)
@TiffanieC (827)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Ohh man! That is sooo funny!! At my wedding.. the limo driver taking me there was a total jerk! He's lucky I didn't punch him in his face in my gown! Then, I get upstairs and everything is wonderful and I JUST FINALLY calmed down only to find that the flowers were all wrong and my bouquet was HORRIBLE! The arrangements on the tables were wrong too! Also, I paid $50 for some charm pulls for the cake that my girls were supposed to pull out of the cake only to find out they went missing and were never in the cake! There were many things that went wrong but still, it was the best day of my life so far :)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
sighhhhhhhhhh isn't it beyond frustrating to pay for things and be assured they'll be right and then they're nothing like what you wanted??? But, like you said, it's all water under the bridge and you still have a beautiful day to remember! Speaking of cars... first wedding, the car to take me to the church was a vintage automobile that belonged to someone my dad knew. The elderly gentleman was very pleased to be asked to be part of the day and didn't even want to be paid (of course, we paid him!). Thing was, being a VERY old car, it was his baby and he told me, on the way to the church, that he never drives it more than about 15 MPH. It should have been roughly a 3 minute drive, under normal circumstances... at one point, I was having some kind of anxiety attack about how slow we were moving. Thought we'd NEVER get there! I swear I was singing "Get Me To The Church On Time" in my head and rocking back and forth from nerves! LOL
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• United States
26 Jan 07
HAHAHA! I would have been like "step on it grandpa!". I was a total bridezilla though.. well, not really as bad as the ones you see on TV but still... drove some people a little batty! ;) How late were you?
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• Canada
26 Jan 07
LOL! Fortunately, I wasn't late, as in holding up the ceremony kind of late, but I got to the church a good 10-15 minutes later than I had been scheduled to get there. I really do think I could have walked there faster lol I wanted to chew my nails off by that time... all the while making pleasant conversation with the driver because I didn't want to get upset with him (he was such a nice old man) ;)
• United States
19 Jan 07
My wedding was crazy! For starters my husband was doing field training (hes in the army) down in new orleans, i was in michigan and my mother inlaw was in FL. We were all trying to plan a wedding for new york where my husband is stationed. I had never seen the church till the day before the wedding. The day of the wedding it rained the whole day. Everyone was late getting to the church. Sense we were having the wedding out of state from both of our familys we had a VERY small wedding. Maybe 13 people were there and thats the wedding party. I got a stain on my dress that i didnt see till i was putting the dress on 10 mins before i was going to get married. But it the long run it all worked out we had a great wedding and no one even noticed i had a stain on my dress!
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• Canada
19 Jan 07
I'm glad you had a wonderful wedding, lilangel -- even it was stressful for you! Nothing wrong with a small wedding.. I had less than 20, too, at my second wedding three years ago and we were SO happy with it :) You didn't see the church until the day before and I was nervous as all get-out because I was meeting my in-laws in person for the first time just a day or so before! LOL But in spite of size and logistics, it was perfect ;)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I also meet my mother-in-law the day before the wedding. I think that part was the most stressful for me. But i am glad everything went good for the both of us :)
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@vhansen (2029)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Oh my gosh,what didn't go wrong? First my father couldn't make it to give me away,so five minutes before the wedding I got my father-in-law to be to sub.Again the same thing with the best man,had to find a sub.Then after I get dressed I have to go upfront to walk down the aisle and can't get out of the dressing room but through the main hall.So two friends make a make shift curtain and walk me through the crowd.Okay everybody's finally upfront and we're ready to start.We hired a DJ to do the music for the ceremony and reception.He was supposed to have everything qued up including a fog machine for the groom's entrance.So we're all waiting for the music to start and waiting and waiting.The best man and several other people are giving the DJ the signal but he's not paying any attention at all.So after several minutes of this the groom just walks out and says 'Hey,I thought we were gonna have some music for this!' At which an embarassed DJ starts up.The music's good but the fog machine which he's never used before is filling the place up with smoke instead and has to be turned off because some of the older people think the place is on fire.That done,the groom,best man and bride's maids in place I finally get to walk down the aisle.Thank heaven from there on out everything went as planned.;-)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
Oh vhansen... LOL... you sure had your hands full with all of that juggling of people and music! It's not funny at the time but it sure makes for a good story years later, doesn't it? (the poor groom... "Hi! I was supposed to have a much bigger entrance but let's just get this show on the road"... LOL)
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
Lol my cousin had the same situation happen to his wedding. I mean as far the substituting went... We have this thing where we have principal sponsors or like chosen godparents on ur wedding day. My cousins sponsors were half substitutes in a list of 7pairs. It was funny because they took it from Aunts or Uncles. Some dont even have tux or suits or Barongs with them to wear for the processional. So everyone was frantically looking for a barong here, shoes and stuff. This is like 1 hour from the wedding. Lucky them the church was only 10mins away. Bride and groom were already there too. later, i found out too that the best man was a sub because the original one got stuck in another city due to bad weather.
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@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
Oh my! i recently got married last August so memories are still pretty fresh. One thing i truly remember is how they used my bridal march song as my Entourage song ... The good part is I didnt notice it was used already lol so when i was about to walk down the aisle, i told my coordinator close by that that isnt MY SONG. I was just standing there at the entrance of the church waiting and emphasizing to her that is NOT my song lol... I didnt dare walk until they get it right lol So they had to repeat the same song again for me. later that day, my husband told me when he heard them play my song earlier than they should, he thought il probably freak out. We took almost a month trying to decide a Bridal March song for me lol he was thankful i didnt notice it lol But when i think about it, I didnt make it a big deal really. But i still cant figure out how they were able to mix it up when i already have it written down to them in order. Im the hands on bride here too. My coordinators were basically there just for the on the day ceremony which they manage to put in some of their own blips. anyway, All that matters is my whole wedding turned out beautiful at d end. Plus that i walked down that aisle happy still. (",)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
sechsey I understand completely! I did not have a wedding planner or coordinator for either of my weddings. I did everything myself too. When I remarried, three years ago, music was extremely important. It was a very small, candlelight wedding (we had less than 20 guests because I have almost no family now and not all of my husband's family could travel for it). Every little decision was made with care so that it was very special and exactly what we wanted. If they had changed my songs around, I would have been disappointe too! It's for the best that you didn't know they had played your song at the wrong time LOL ;)
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
I know what u mean with every plans and details were made with outmost care. After a month or two ( we only planned the wedding Last March and wedding was August), my husband decided not to involve himself with micro managing everything. I liked it that way anyway even if it was honestly stressful to plan and implement the preparations on ur own. I involved my husband only when i was totally confused about certain choices and when there are choices as well that involves certain likes and dislikes of each other. It was tough because i was the one in direct contact with all suppliers since he lived and worked abroad. (it is an excuse to take the full credit for how well and wonderful it came out LOL) (",) Anyway, the coordinators werent much of a big help. We honestly consider them the only waste of money, not that im ungrateful for some efforts. In fairness though, they relieved me of the worries of the weddign day. there were minor blips but I couldnt care less after anymore. I mean i complain about certain things they did wrong the next day but my husband and I were happy everything still went smoothly, not perfect but it was beautiful to us. Everything that mattered was that and that our families and friends were there as well.
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• United States
20 Jan 07
Oh I have to respond to this one:) We had are wedding set at Cypress Gardens in Florida in the beautiful garden under the gazebo. We flew into Orlando the night before as well as our parents, grandparent and a couple of really close friends. Everything was on a real tight schedule. LOL We flew in, where getting married the next day at Noon, then off to Disney World from the wedding for 3 days and on to a 4 day Disney Cruise on "the disney wonder". Well we got up the next morning and went to our brand new rental car with a whole 5 miles on it and it would not start. We had to get a new rental car set up, & have a family member drive us to the court house to get the marriage license so we could get to our wedding on time. When we got to the court house it ended up taking about a 1/2 hour and we really had to drive fast to get back to the hotel so we could get ready for our wedding. Then we found out hubby forgot his socks to go with his black suit, so my Mom stopped at a walgreens on there way to the wedding to get him socks. I only had time for 5 minute shower and 5 minutes to get dressed. LOL So I threw my dress on and hair up and did my makeup in the car on the way (it was almost an hour drive to Cypress Gardens). On the way there it sprinkled a few times and I was afraid we would get rained on when we got there. We got there about 10 minutes late, Dave put on his socks and shoes and we met the wedding coordinator and the music started. As we where walking toward the garden. When we got to the minister we both just started laughing. We could not believe that we had actually made it to the alter. Everything went fine from there we went to disney world, the cruise, bahamas and had a ball.
• Canada
20 Jan 07
WOW!!! LOL You really got "busy" getting that wedding off the ground, miabellacandles! I can't believe you even managed to get the socks on the way :::grin::: Thanks for sharing a great (and hectic!) story! LOL I'm glad that you ultimately had such a wonderful time :) It sounds like it was beautiful!
@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
18 Jan 07
That's so funny. You know, we had a courthouse wedding and nothing went really wrong. After the ceremony, my husband jumped up into my arms and asked me to carry him over the threshold. Always the prankster!
• Canada
18 Jan 07
That would probably be an easier tradition to follow, sunrisekn, if it ever caught on... grooms wouldn't have to locate their brides under yards and yards (or miles?) of wedding gown and veil ;) LOL!
@seewhy (231)
• Australia
18 Jan 07
Well, I'm not married yet but my parents had an interseting one. My father fell down the stairs leaving the church (we even have a photo showing the exact moment he started to trip). Then, after they had waved goodbye to everyone at the church, they went to get into their car to go to the reception only to find that it had been stolen.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
Lol ok that is funny. Although maybe ur parents might have thought otherwise. I guess the newlyweds had to hitch a ride huh?
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
17 Jan 07
There was a limousine taking me and the bridesmaids from the reception site (where we took pictures before the ceremony) to the church, and the driver saw someone she knew and hopped out of the car... before she put it in park. We all screamed when the limo started rolling toward someone's van and she was able to jump back in and stop it before we hit anything, but it was certainly interesting! Then, after I had insisted that my fiance and I both memorize the wedding vows, I couldn't remember them. I realized it before I got to the church and I was trying to re-learn them in the back of the church.... when our best man came back there to see me and told me (to reassure me!) that he had just heard my husband to be perfectly recite his vows, so I shouldn't worry about him not remembering. I burst into tears, and ultimately got a little bit of help from the priest. The last interesting thing was that my flower girl, who was really too young to be in the position, refused to walk down the aisle. She was fine in the rehearsal but when she saw all of the people in the church she absolutely refused to go down the aisle. She is the daughter of my cousin and I can still hear my couin saying to her that if she would just walk down the aisle like she was supposed to that they would go to the store after the wedding where she would buy her "anything you want, in any quantity." Alas, no flower girl. But all of it is just little stuff, ultimately meaningless... because I got married and that was what it was all about. Oh, and the dress? I didn't buy the very first one, but I bought one of the first five dresses I tried on, from the first store I visited. It seemed too easy, so I spent the rest of that Saturday going to all of the other bridal shops in the area and trying on dresses, but I ultimately went back to that dress that I found in the first 30 minutes of trying dresses on. And it was even the least expensive of all of them, but my mother very grandly told me that money should not be a consideration and that I should pick the one I loved the most (this was quite grand of her indeed as the dress I got was a little over $400 and the second choice dress, which was also from the same store, was a little over $4,000)
• Canada
17 Jan 07
tentwo, I was afraid to have my own vows... I was so sure I'd forget them! At my first wedding, I had no problem repeating the vows. When I remarried three years ago, both my husband and I were choked up, with tears in our eyes, at that moment. We had gone through a lot to be together and it was almost hard to believe we were finally standing there. Our minister was great... she was so patient and coaxed us along! When my husband called up my daughters and made a Children's Vow to be "as a father" to them, even the minister was crying! I'm so happy for you that you went with the dress you loved... rather than being swayed by the price! I bet it was beautiful! :)
• United States
17 Jan 07
My wedding never happened! Our date was April 7th, but on February 4th I got a series of calls that brought the whole event crashing down... First call, my maid of honor, she couldn't attend because her car broke down and she had to use her flight money to fix her car instead. Second call, my only bridesmaid, she got fired that morning and wasn't sure she would be able to pay for her dress. Third call, my soon to be father-in-law and owner of the residence where are reception was to be held...He decided to get new carpeting throughout the house so he didn't want the reception to be held at the house and ruin the new carpeting. Fourth call, my soon to be mother-in-law who is bipolar, she was ranting and raving that she couldn't lose her baby boy and that I "should be sent back to Wisconsin and If I truely love him I'll find a way back to him." Fifth call and fortunately the last call, my parents called to say they decided not to come since they weren't sure I should be marrying him since he is a thief. She still swears to this day that he stole twenty dollars from her purse. So we decided to elope in Reno the next day and invited no one. Crystal
• Canada
17 Jan 07
Oh Crystal! That must have felt like one punch after another, right in the stomach :(
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
17 Jan 07
LOL, at least you can laugh about it. The guests were drunk at my wedding. We hired a cruise ship at the waterfront, one of the small ones that do day trips. we had an open bar, which wasn't supposed to be serving until after the ceremony. Well, someone forgot to tell the bartender. It was OK,until we hit the ferryboat surf. Then one of the guests was reverse drinking. LOL, oh well, it was a great party!
• Canada
17 Jan 07
Oh man! I was reading your post thinking, "please don't say someone went overboard!" LOL The bartender should have also been serving Gravol!! ;)
@jojopuff (520)
• United States
17 Jan 07
The only thing (thankfully) that went wrong at our wedding was that I forgot to take my bouquet from my maid of honor after the ceremony. Everything else was perfect! :) So many other things could have gone wrong, and I thank God that nothing else bad happened! Our ring bearer, a little three year old, was in a really bad mood that morning and we didn't think he would be able to walk down the aisle, but he did it! He just didn't stay up on the stage with everyone else, haha. I'm glad you can look back and laugh about what happened at your wedding! I probably would have been in tears!!
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• Canada
17 Jan 07
It's hard to know how kids will act, isn't it? No matter how many times they "practice," sometimes they panic. I'm glad he was able to do it... it's a lot for a 3 yr old! Oh yeah, I've laughed over that day many times... in fact, I just remembered that, as we stood at the entry doors, my sister as my MOH was supposed to help me adjust my veil over my face. Well, the music started and off she walked... charging up the aisle LOL I started to say, "ummm...hey!..." but figured it wasn't the end of the world. I remember my ex telling me he was glad I hadn't covered my face because it would have made the wedding that much more formal and he would have been even more nervous. Everything happens for a reason :)
• United States
17 Jan 07
oh my gosh where to start on this one!haha Well the wedding rehersal my husband to bes sister in law was trying to make it her wedding by telling everyone what to do and etc when we already had a wedding cordnator. Well the big day we had a groomsmen not show up,a hair stylist that made everyones hair look like crap and had to be redone,and my dress kept falling down because I had lost to much weight...OH WAIT ONE MORE TO TOP IT OFF!haha My underage maid of honor was drinking and caused a fight between her boyfriend and me and everyone else towards the end.
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• Canada
17 Jan 07
I don't even know what to comment on first LOL! What a day you had! Mind you, I think a lot of folks end up with the dreaded "pseudo-wedding coordinator"... especially if that person recently got married too and they haven't been able to wean themselves from the "wedding planning teat" yet ;) Your groomsman NEVER showed up? Like not even late? Eek. That's awful! I can sort of relate to your hair stylist fiasco -- one of my bridesmaids (first wedding) insisted on getting her hair and makeup done by a totally new stylist the day of the wedding. She showed up and I thought, "Who the heck is THAT??" She looked NOTHING like herself. She had so much makeup on that it was smearing all over the place. She ended up feeling awful about herself, which was a real shame because she looked dynamite in her dress.
• United States
17 Jan 07
Well we planned or outdoor wedding for 6 months. We thought everything was going to be perfect. LOL..you are right nothing is ever perfect. The wind was terrible on outr wedding day. WE thought about rain and what we would do but never thought about strong winds. Winds were terrible and we could not keep the linens on the tables or the arrangments to stay down. But we managed with some PURPLE duck tape(the color of the wedding and at the start of the wedding everything looked a-ok.
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• Canada
17 Jan 07
LOL! They say you can solve any problem with duct tape... I believe it now! How cool that it was even coordinated to your wedding color :D
@sikkim (113)
• India
17 Jan 07
i never made to it on time on my marriage...trafic problem
• Canada
17 Jan 07
This almost happened to my husband! He decided to get dressed at the hotel with his family, in a town that is usually only a 20-25 minute drive from where we live, and they got in traffic on the way to the church. We got married on a Friday night and forgot to factor in rush-hour traffic because him going to the hotel wasn't our original plan. LOL Their drive took almost an hour and a half but he did make it on time... just barely!
@noditski (46)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
Food management, my wedding was held on top of a mountain, since its quite difficult to transport the food up, my guests was hungry for an hour.
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• Canada
17 Jan 07
I was a guest at a wedding like that, noditski. All of the guests were seated at the tables, speeches were being made and the caterers hadn't even arrived to set up the buffet! People were starving when the meal was finally served 2 hours late. One of the uncles stood up and offered to order pizza lol