Melanie
Dedicated June 2019

Wedding Horror Stories/fails

Melanie, on April 23, 2021 at 11:01 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 23
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Hello everyone,
My friend is getting married soon, 5/15/2021, and is getting super nervous. She is wondering if anyone had any wedding horror stories or fails that would make her feel better about her own wedding. I can start with mine: the wedding venue I was at had this small room right before you enter the main hall. As I was walking with my bridesmaids to the main hall, I almost fell over. Turns out, one of my heels got caught in a grate. Don’t ask me why it was right there. Thank goodness my bridesmaids were able to help me get it out, as I couldn’t with my wedding dress on. Anyways, the rest of the wedding went off without a hitch and the only people who knows that happened are my bridesmaids and my fiancé.

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Latest activity by Melanie, on April 24, 2021 at 1:54 PM
  • Melle
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    Oh wow!!

    we rented chairs for the ceremony and they were supposed to be picked up same day but for some reason the vendor said uh we can't pick them up today. ok wtheck? what am i supposed to do with 140 chairs after....? luckily our venue let us hold it there til the next day when they were able to come. but that was kind of a frustrating thing i didn't need to deal with.

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  • L
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    I used to work for a photobooth company and here’s my favorite wedding drama story. First off, this was at probably one of the most expensive weddings I worked at, like in the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent area. The reception venue was one large room but had large sliding doors that partitioned off the cocktail area from the seated dinner area. They opened quite dramatically when cocktail hour was over to invite guests to sit down, and then closed again once everyone was seated. So I’m eating my dinner in the cocktail and listening to what I can hear of the speeches through the doors and the MOH, the bride’s sister, makes a lovely heart felt speech, and then the BM makes a nice and funny speech, all pretty typical. Well the MOH flings open the sliding doors and runs through crying with a friend following (who also closes the doors behind them lol) and tells her friend about how awful her speech was and how much better the BM’s was. Then MOH/bride’s mom comes into the room through a separate, smaller door in the wall and tells her that she needs to pull herself together right this instant and that this wedding is not about her, which only makes her cry more. Finally the BRIDE comes out and has to console her sister and tell her what a great speech she made, etc. Meanwhile I’m on the other side of the room like 👀😳. She did eventually calm down and went back to the party but got drunk off her ass at the reception. It was pretty embarrassing for everyone involved.
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  • Melanie
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    Oh wow! 140 chairs???? That sounds tough. Definitely something a bride should not be thinking about on their wedding day
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  • Melanie
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    Omg!!! That’s incredible. Glad the sister was able to comfort her. I’m sure you have tons of crazy stories from working for a photobooth company.
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  • L
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    The vast majority of my stories involve drunk people trying to lift someone up for a picture and then promptly falling and breaking the backdrop 😂 Moral of the story is don’t try to lift people when drunk.
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  • Melanie
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    So true!!! 😂 My husband tried to jump into my arms on my wedding day after I had been drinking and let me tell you, I did not catch him.
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  • Krystina
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    Most of the weddings I've gone to have appeared to go without a hitch (I'm sure there was something, but it goes to show that it's not worth stressing over! Most people won't notice). The only "horror" story I can think of is that the morning of my sister's wedding, the groom's mother called to say she wasn't coming. She never approved of my sister, but to decide at the last minute not to come... I won't ever forget the look on my brother-in-law's face. Smiley sad As far as I know his mother's never even met her grandchildren. It's crazy to me.

    This has nothing to do with anything but I love your avatar Melanie! We just lost our 14-year-old Cavalier a week ago, she had cancer... she had a sweet face just like that!

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  • Melanie
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    Oh, I am sorry for your loss but I am happy I could make your day Smiley smile . Mine is 5 and she's a really sweet girl.

    That is sad she did not go to her own son's wedding. I know it would have crushed me if my mom decided not to go to my wedding. I hope that they can one day reconcile and she can meet her grandkids.

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  • Natalie
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    One of my friends got married the first week of August, and the air conditioner at the venue stopped working that morning. It was 85 degrees inside, and people were actually going outside to cool off because there was at least a breeze outside. Many guests had to leave early, and those of us who stuck it out were drenched with sweat! We all felt awful for my friend and his bride, but now see it as a sign of where their marriage was headed!
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  • Melanie
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    Oh wow! What an ending to that story. I can't even imagine wearing a wedding dress in that type of heat. I think I would pass out.

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  • Melanie
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    OMG!!!! That may be the single most crazy wedding story I have ever heard. Thank goodness you rescued her. I just can't believed that this happened in real life. I feel so bad for the couple.

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  • Brittany
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    My cousin and his wife got married on Labor Day Weekend years ago. My aunt and uncle have a beautiful house on a lake so they had planned to have the ceremony on the shore, with the lake in the background which would have been absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, the day of the wedding it was 40 degrees and raining, so they had to have the ceremony, dinner, and reception in a tent next to the house. My aunt had to drive an hour each way into town that morning to rent heaters so that everyone wouldn't freeze. And being on a lake the road and driveway are dirt, which turned into mud in the rain. The bride's dress had mud all along the bottom six inches, although to her credit she didn't let it upset her and just enjoyed her day. Oh also there was a bar set up with a margarita machine that was low to the ground, and some of the kids thought it was a slushy machine and were drinking margaritas for awhile before any adults noticed. We all still had a great time, but it definitely wasn't what they had pictured.

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  • Melanie
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    Oh wow. What lake was it? It looks like you all made the most out of that situation. I am glad it did not dampen her wedding day though. I know I would have freaked out in that situation.

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  • Ivory
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    And that's just the censored version, there were little bits and pieces I edited out because I don't want anyone to ever read this and connect this back to me or my family offline!

    The good news though is that my elderly aunt has very happily lived in the retirement home we got her for the past few years and hasn't had any trouble with that man since. We live a few blocks away so we visit her every weekend, and the staff and residents all love her! During covid they had to quarantine the building a few times so she couldn't get her hair done, but the aides voluntarily did her hair for her for FREE. We insisted we pay them back for their generosity, but they said it was a labor of love and she's their favorite resident and wouldn't take any money for it. She is so loved and respected by the people she lives with now, and we're allowed to bring our dog with us whenever we visit, so she gets to pet and play with her favorite dog in the world nearly every weekend! Her retirement home is also the equivalent of living in a hotel with education classes for residents in many different areas, and fitness classes, and a library and arts and crafts workshops, so it's a major step up from where she used to live! She's really taken care of now, and I thank God every day my mom realized what was happening and got her away from those awful people.

    As for the couple, well...if they ever want a re-do, I'm sure no one who attended would tell the groom's mom, her sister, or the groom's brother what's happening, so they can have their day in peace this time!

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  • Melanie
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    Thank you for this. It is good to hear she is being treated well Smiley smile . I think re-doing it would be a great idea. Maybe disguise it as a regular get together or something. Everyone could even wear their dresses and suits if they wanted too

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  • Rebecca
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    Let's see.

    At my parent's wedding (obvi way before I was born, so details are sketchy, and my parents are divorced), my Grammy (mom's mom) SLAPPED THE HECK out of my other grandmother? Or was it my great-aunt? On my dad's side.

    FULL DISCLOSURE: whomever she slapped deserved it. Do I know WHY she slapped someone? No. But given what I know of the characters and the families involved, I imagine my father's side of the family said something horrific, and my Grammy was. Done. With. It. (Irony in that my dad and I are close, and the families on both sides hate us!) Grammy wasn't a particularly violent person, but she WAS French-Canadian, and if you got her riled up...

    At my friend's wedding, during her father/daughter dance, her dad went to dip her, went too far, the floor was slippy, and... well, they both ended up on the floor.

    On the plus side, they found it hilarious, apparently clumsiness is not a new thing for them.

    Ex's cousin's wedding: Bride's family refused to help out unless groom's father (who had been laid off and was struggling to get a new job) matched their input. This resulted in a kosher wedding that was neither dairy kosher, nor meat kosher. So... no proteins. At all. Guests were STARVING. (Oh, and it was a brunch wedding, but the food wasn't served until well after lunch time.) Bonus in that most of the bride's family was from another country, had a ton of traditions that they insisted happen BEFORE food was served, but at no point did anyone *explain* the traditions... but we were all expected to join in. Without knowing what to do. At all. While hungry.

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  • Melanie
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    Wow. My friend has been really nervous about family tension at her wedding but at least no one will get slapped (she hopes). I like how you have 3 very unique stories. Definitely made her feel better.
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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
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    We deliver built a swordfight into ours.


    But my mother and her family didn't come, so all our violence was fake.
    (Seriously, if my Grammy got offended enough to slap someone, they *deserved it*. I'm sure something truly vile had been said. )
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  • Melanie
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    Oh wow, a swordfight? That's really cool! Hmmm I wonder what was said?

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  • Rebecca
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    No idea.


    Best guess, knowing that side of the family?Bigoted filth.
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