CuteNickname
Super July 2017

Wedding Horror Stories- What's the worst you've seen?

CuteNickname, on March 15, 2017 at 1:32 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 112
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I'll go first. My cousin had a courthouse wedding last fall. None of the family was invited. Fine. Then they had 2 receptions near home. One with his dad's side, one with his mom and her friends. Then, the couple proceeded to travel around to their out of town families. They hijacked the bride's aunt's 25th wedding anniversary party. Invited themselves and turned it into a joint celebration. Then they hijacked the groom's family Thanksgiving reunion and had a second reception with them. They kept bragging because they saved so much money and no one had to travel. The groom's mother texted her sisters before Thanksgiving to remind them to bring a gift from registry. It did not occur to them at all that their choices could be perceived as rude. Especially the hijacking of someone else's well-hosted anniversary party. The photos were non-pro 4x6's. They changed into cartoon character outfits after the ceremony.

I'm sure there are way worse stories out there!! Let's hear them.

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Latest activity by SuperHusband, on March 21, 2017 at 3:24 PM
  • FutureRios
    Super April 2017
    FutureRios ·
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    A dry wedding

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  • CuteNickname
    Super July 2017
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    @Leah.... I gave them a wooden bowl from Target that looked like a dick. No receipt or any indication where it came from. It was priceless to watch them pretend to love it.

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  • FutureMrsComo
    Super October 2018
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    How are there worse stories than this OP? Hahaha oh my. (Following in case I'm wrong and there are worse stories). ETA: Grammar

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  • CuteNickname
    Super July 2017
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    Might I add, the purpose of the reunion was to say goodbye to our dying grandmother.

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  • Katherine
    VIP June 2017
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    This isn't as bad as yours, but it was pretty bad. I went to a self-catered outdoor wedding the last weekend in July, in Missouri (which is a hot and humid mess in July and August). The summer was actually pretty mild but this weekend was the hottest of the year, of course.

    The ceremony was in one area of the park and then we were supposed to walk (we drove so we could get a few blasts of AC) to another area for the reception. When we got there, there was plenty of iced down booze. Then the bride's parents rolled up and started unloading food out of their car. The food looked good and they at least pretended to make sure the ice was keeping things cold. It was just so hot I couldn't eat anything. I had sweat dripping everywhere. I couldn't even begin to imagine dancing, even though they kept trying to get us all to dance. I think it would have been nice (even with the self catering; it was only about 40 people) but it was just so. damn. hot.

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  • Celia Milton
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    I hope anyone planning a dry wedding, self catered wedding, outside wedding in the summer reads this thread. But they'll all think their wedding will be different. Somehow.

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  • Monica
    Dedicated May 2018
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    My sister was set to have her wedding in November but moved it up last minute to a Friday in October. She sent out fb and text messages about the change and indicated that the time would be at noon. As her sister, I was expected to be in the ceremony (I was pregnant) and had to purchase a dress in blue. Bought what I could find off the clearance rack and showed up when expected. There was no order to the ceremony until we were already walking to the center of town across from the courthouse. Five minutes later the ceremony was over and we were all to go to the Elks Lodge with a covered dish. A six disc CD changer with iPod hookup was the dj and because it was the middle of the afternoon, hardly anyone showed up. About an hour after getting there and promptly getting through the dance, cake cutting (everyone else had cupcakes) and a little bit of dancing, the "reception" was over.

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  • Jaxz
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    This happened before I was born, but my family loves to tell it lol. It was my mom's middle brothers wedding. Durning the reception a group of drunk Crashers start talking about jumping the groom not realizing their sitting across the table from his equally hammered big brother. Well my uncle stands up goes up to one of his buddies whispered something and it starts a chain reaction. My mom says all of a sudden the only people on the dance floor, at the tables and the bar are the women. And that's when the fight started, all the men there jumped the crashes and total chaos erupted. My oldest uncle accidentally drop kicked one of his cousins from a table. It's gone down in infamy among my family and it's been close to 40 years lol

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  • CuteNickname
    Super July 2017
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    @richard OMG. The key question is are they still married...

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  • Vanilla
    Dedicated June 2018
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    Just one: Boston - August - Tent (no walls, no fans) - 104 Degrees - Cash Bar

    Edited to change the temp to American-language lol!

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  • Katie
    Master October 2016
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    I was in a wedding where the groom was a complete ass to my friend (the bride).

    -- Groom got drunk and tried to kiss one of the bridesmaid in the photobooth. (The bride still to this day doesn't know about it).

    -- One of the bridesmaids who had an infant left early to go back to the hotel. She decorated their honeymoon suite with rose petals, champagne, and drew a bubble bath in the spa whirlpool. Once they got there the drunk groom jumped into the tub, flooding the hotel room. The only reason they didn't get kicked out was because the bride was crying so hard.

    -- The bride then had to walk halfway across the hotel to wake up the bridesmaid to help her get out of her dress because the groom was passed out.

    -- He then left her at the hotel next day to go golfing (without telling her) with his groomsmen instead of helping tear down the reception site.

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  • Jamie
    Master May 2017
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    I remember going to a wedding when I was little that the bride had a dollar dance. It was not heritage or cultural. Here's how it was done. Everyone was handed safety pins and they literally pinned the dirty money onto her bright white dress. She later cried because her dress was dirty, full of holes, & some blood (she got stuck several times). That's what you get for being greedy!

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  • Nonna T
    Master April 2014
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    Let's see...

    There was the wedding where not all the guests were invited to watch the ceremony, followed by a luncheon with drink tickets (two per person). We tossed our tickets and headed elsewhere.

    There was the "dry" wedding where the bridal party were being served alcohol. Again, we found somewhere else to go.

    There was the dry wedding where guests were told they could buy drinks in the bar adjoining the banquet hall. We spent a good part of the party around the trunk of my car where the cooler was well stocked. When the doc called out that the bride wanted a large vodka, she was pointed to the bar.

    We've gone to weddings where the power went out and made the best of it.

    We've gone to weddings where we were seated with strangers and had a blast.

    Weddings, like life, are what you make them.

    Oh, and in each case, we didn't tell the couple their wedding sucked. People usually don't tell you to your face--it goes down in infamy Smiley smile

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  • Vanilla
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    @Katie - I'd so murder him. OMG that's horrible.

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  • CuteNickname
    Super July 2017
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    @Katie that groom sounds awful. Really awful.

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  • J. Clo
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    @ Jamie - OMG! After the first prick I would have quit it.

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  • TimeLadyErika
    Master May 2017
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    I hope @Delfina talks about the wedding she went to recently. That was my favorite.

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  • FMW
    Super August 2018
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    I don't think I can top OP's (still laughing at your gift to them) but last summer FH & I went to a wedding in July. It was an outdoor wedding, hottest day of the year I think. Or maybe I thought that since there was no shade, chairs to sit, or fans.

    The audience all stood as the bride walked down the aisle to the ipod music which someone turned on, then turned off, then turned on with a different song. It wouldn't have been so bad but a lady stepped into the aisle to take a picture of the bride with her cell phone and the photographer (the bride's cousin) fell over the lady with the cell phone and the camera went flying and it hit another person. Everyone was fine but the bride starts yelling saying they ruined her wedding and walked away! She eventually came back (almost an hour later). Oh, and almost forgot to mention, it was a cash bar.

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  • Emilee
    Expert April 2017
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    O dear lord-My cousins wedding-bless her heart- was at a church in summer- was a heavy finger food reception all made by my aunts- no AC-dry wedding- a portable stereo on a chair w/one mix CD DJ- no seating in the reception for guests-DIY bridesmaid dresses (hunter green and gold complete with pouf sleeves) DIY bouquets which were just silk flowers hot glued to white plastic fans. Even everyone's shoes were DIY, white wal-mart sandals spray painted gold. I love my cousin but good god that was terrible, my Grandmother was walking around the whole time saying how atrocious everything was and being scolded for saying so lol.

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  • lyla
    Master July 2017
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    I've never actually gone to a bad wedding. I love all weddings haha. But one time, the couple didn't send me a thank you note after I spent $400 on a gift. It did upset me!

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