Did something go wrong with your wedding?

Australia
January 23, 2007 1:27am CST
The worst thing that happened with my wedding is the rings got left at home. The day before I wrote a list out for my fiance to tell him what he needs to bring, one of the things in the list was DON'T FORGET THE RINGS and I had it underlined. Well, my fiance asked the best man if he had the rings before leaving for the church and the best man said yes. When I got to the church I was told to go for a drive because they forgot the rings and have had to go back and get them. I thought it was my fiance that had gone to get them and I was starting to panic because it had been 40 minutes and I was still waiting. I thought my fiance had changed his mind and wasn't going to come back. Well, the rings finally got there and I found out later that it wasn't my fiance that went back home to get them, it was a friend. I am just glad that was the worst thing that happened in my wedding. That was 13 years ago now and we are still happily married. Tell me some of your stories about your wedding and what went wrong. Love to hear them.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 07
ohmygod. i believe that. no matter how long you prepared for it there's going to be some flaws. right after our wedding party and all the guests went home, i got panicked when my husband and i can't find my bag. after all the searching we found out that my sister mistakenly took my bag on their way home. that was so stupid and funny because i have nothing to wear on the next day! what? my wedding gown again? good thing my husband's cousin has extra clothes so i was able to change my wedding gown the next day. it was indeed a honeymoon alright, i slept with my bath robes on haha!:)
• Australia
3 Feb 07
Oh no, that would have been terrible. I don't know about you, but I couldn't wait to get out of my wedding dress. It takes ages to prepare for a wedding and you just want everything to go right. Well, at least everything else went alright. Thanks!
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
oh yeah...that is "terrible"! imagine if no one else there has an extra clothes for me. i would be like a crazy bride to the hotel staffs the next day seeing me on my wedding gown again! my maid of honor is like dying in laughter after hearing my story. my piece of advice to those getting married: double-check your things! you don't want to go home still in your wedding gown attire in a sunny afternoon right?! haha that is so terribly funny! ^_^
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
Sounds like good advice. Thanks!
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
we've been practicing tango for our special dance. after the emcees announce that we are going to dance... we found out that the CD for the tango was left at the hotel. It was so frustrating. then since our wedding was at the pool side (clubhouse) before the floating candles are release on top of the pool... it rained! anyway.... i still got a happy married life . :)
• Australia
26 Jan 07
Oh no, did you get to dance at all? Typical you have something nice by having floating candles and it has to rain. I am glad to hear that your happily married though. Your wedding may have not gone exactly as planned, but it sounds like everthing else has. Thanks.
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
Nope. we didn't dance at all. :( but as i said, it's still our wedding and i still do think it turned out just fine. aside of the dissapointments... :)
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• Australia
3 Feb 07
At least you still enjoyed yourself and didn't let it bother you, some people would dwell on it, if it happened to them. Thanks!
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
Nope. I disliked the wedding theme Cinderella that our families chose. It made me wore highheels, humongous tiara, heavy bridal gown, make up and hair updo for 2 hrs. Decoration was too elaborate but what can I say it was princess decoration. I prefer elope and will do that for our anniversary.
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• Australia
3 Feb 07
Didn't you have a choice with what you wanted in your wedding? It should be the bride and the groom that chooses what they want in their wedding. Maybe eloping is a good option. Thanks!
@smkwan2007 (1038)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan 07
The city where I live is a very crowded place and it has a lot of vehicles running on the road. So traffic jams always happen. The traffic conjestions on the day my spouse and I got married was exceptionally frequent. Even we had set out to the church an hour earlier, our car was held on the road for more than thirty minutes. Finally we got out of the car and ran all the way to somewhere to catch a taxi. Fortunately we arrived the church just in time.
• Australia
27 Jan 07
Sounds like that was a close call. Luckily where we are, we don't have traffic like that. My husband though, he was nearly running late and was speeding along. Next thing they knew the police were behind. One of the groomsmen hung himself out the window pointing to the suit and yelling out they were late for the wedding. The police were understanding and let them go without pulling them over. They were very lucky though. As it turned out they forgot the rings and the wedding ended up being delayed for a while. Thanks!
@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
I was married in the middle of summer here in Canada (mid.July) and almost did not make it to the church as I got caught in a snow storm which delayed me quite a bit. The only other thing that did go wrong is that I DID make it on time...
• Australia
23 Jan 07
Where I live in australia, we don't have snow, which was good for me. We had a really hot day, which made it a bit uncomfortable. I was glad to get out of my wedding dress to cool down.
@nishu_m (25)
• India
5 Feb 07
not yet married.....
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
Well I hope when you do, everything will be ok then. Thanks!
@Pikkie (71)
• South Africa
3 Feb 07
NOT my wedding, but my sisters. My brother was one of the best men and he fainted just as the pastor was about to say amen!!Our brother isn't on one of the photo's of the wedding which my sister is realy sad about.
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
That was my biggest fear too, that I would faint too, luckily I didn't. Your poor Brother. Thanks!
3 Feb 07
We went to get our marriage license and they told us they could go ahead and give us our license, but then they'd have to arrest my fiance, due to an outstanding warrant. We got the license, then went to talk to a judge that had been dealing with my now husband's great grandfathers estate. The judge pulled up the warrant and started laughing, right after my husband had turned 18 he'd been driving down a dirt road and a construction sign was in the middle of the road so a couple of his friends jumped out and grabbed it and threw it in the back of the truck. On the way home he got pulled over for speeding and got a warning, the cop said nothing about the sign but I guess the friend had received the tickets in the mail for the sign and never told my husband. So we paid the fine and they didn't arrest him. The judge said it wasn't worth the time to book him for something so stupid. But during the period of time between when he was 18 and we got married he'd been pulled over a few times and each time the cop would be laughing when he gave him the warning or ticket... now we know why. lol
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• Australia
5 Feb 07
That would have been such a shock to you both. I am glad that it turned out ok in the end. If I was a cop, I don't think I would be able to help laughing either. That is a funny story. Thanks!
@carlaabt (3506)
• United States
3 Feb 07
My husband forgot the ring, too! My sister had the ring I was giving my husband so it made it there safe and sound. While we were getting ready, she went and asked the best man for the ring because she wanted to tie it on the pillow. He told her he didn't have it but he thought Carl did. She went and asked Carl and he said he thought Ian had it. Really it was 50 minutes away at my in-laws house. Luckily, I was wearing a ring on my right hand that my mom gave me. So we just used it instead. I still give my husband a hard time about it, though. Another thing that happened at our wedding was that when my niece (she was just barely 4 at the time) got up onto the stage with her flower girl basket, she turned around and started picking all of her petals back up and putting them back in her basket. I didn't know it at the time of course because I was back in the other room. When I watched the tape, it was so cute. Everyone laughed. Our ring bearer cried all the way to the front of the church, too. Because of that, my sister has decided she doesn't want any little kids in her wedding.
• Australia
3 Feb 07
Luckily you had another ring. When our rings got left behind, they were only about 20 minutes away. The so called friend that went back for them to a long time and he actually went through some of our stuff at home. We found this out later. We decided there was not going to be children at our wedding because you just don't know what they are going to do. Your neice sounds really cute, going back and picking all the petals up. Thanks!
@baietzika (588)
• Romania
23 Jan 07
things could go wrong butyou can always fix it if you reaLLY WANT THAT. a relation in really hard to be kept. it needs a lot of work from both of you. i am not marrried yet but i have a long relation and i belive is no big diference if we were married. anyhow we had problems but they passed. in a relation, comunication is very very important....she makes all tha job.....no comunication,,,,no chance
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• Australia
23 Jan 07
Yes, I believe everybody had to work to keep their relationship going. My husband and I have very good communication and we are still going strong after 13 years.