PW Guide Article: Top 5 Reception Horror Stories

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Top 5 Reception Horror Stories

Worried something will go wrong at your wedding? It couldn't be as bad as these horror stories!

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Posted on December 1, 2008 at 12:56 pm
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Got a good one for ya! My sister was really laid back for her wedding-she told all the bride's maids to wear whatever shoes we want.  well....her sister-in-law to be decided to wear her black knee higt army boots under her ballgown stlye bridesmaid dress!! She actually said to me "I am so glad she let us wear what we want, I am so comfortable!Needless to say, we had to limit the photos and continuously hide her feet!!!!!!!

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 12:56 pm
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there are lots of horror stories about reception and i dont want any one to place at my wedding day so i must be careful about all these matter and i am thingking to get marry after my 70-642 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (PRO-Certification) exams which I prepared with useful testing material to pass in first attempt as I have already pass my 646-204 latest Cisco Sales Expert exam with this type of testing material along with the 350-030 CCIE Voice Written exam which boost my confidence to take part in 640-553 IINS Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security exam which I pass with high gradesas i will be free from all this i must return on your page to tell you how was my wedding reception and i hope it will not be horror story to post here. lets see what hap.....?


 

Posted on May 6, 2009 at 5:21 pm
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omg, knee high boots?? I would of cried!! :(

Posted on September 10, 2009 at 11:13 am
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Today, my fiancé and I just witnessed a wedding on the beach. As the bride and groom were giving their vows, a middleaged beach guest in speedos stood right in the middle, across the ceremony, and stared at them. As this was happening an anorexic-looking runner in neon colored clothes came running across like Olive Oil on LSD. You would have thought that was the end of it, but an overweight hairy man in speedos joined and starred as well. I've never seen so many weirdos in speedos on the beach before. It was a beautiful wedding and I don't think the bride and groom noticed the onlookers, but boy will they be shocked to see their wedding photos!  

Posted on November 21, 2009 at 2:10 pm
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I am worried about surpise guests I am already over my limit for inviting family and friends. The women who plans the wedding at the reception hall suggested writting up a guest list of all attendents who rsvp'd and and having some one be a hostes so that any extras who did not rsvp or people who did rsvp don't show up with 5 other people that no one knew about. I think it's a good idea and I am going to definatly do it.

Posted on July 5, 2010 at 2:07 am
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Here is what I wrote to limit the surprised guests and let people know how many we have planned for:


We really hope you can celebrate our Wedding Weekend with us.


 


There is 1 seat reserved in your honor.


 


©  ©  ©  ©  ©  ©  ©  ©  ©  ©


M________________________________________


 


[   ] Can’t wait to enjoy the Wedding Weekend


[   ] Will support you at the Ceremony and Reception only


 


[   ] Decline with regrets


Kindly reply on or before February 19, 2011


 


Got this suggestion from another person.

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 11:41 am
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I've worn my knee high boots as a bridesmaid before and it was not a problem.  I cleared it with my friend (the bride) and she loved it so much all the girls wore black boots.  Plue with a ballgown how would you see the boots anyway?  I always have my dresses just brush the floor.  


Now I am the bride and I will be wearing my knee high boots again.  This time with blue ribbon laces.   I'm considering it the best photo-op!   :-D


 


:-P  Everyone's tastes are different.

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 11:48 am
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The worst wedding disaster I witnessed was last March at a hotel wedding. That day, a horrible storm hit the area, causing our 45 minute drive to be over three hours. To make things worse, there was flooding and the electricity was out in the entire hotel. When we got arrived, we were given two glow sticks and pointed in the direction of the stairs. We had to hike up seven flights of stairs in the near-dark. We managed to find our room (other close family had arrived the night before and we were just using their room to change) and get changed in the dark. There were hundreds of people for the two weddings miling around the lobby waiting. Eventually, the hotel used a generator to get the ceremony going. It was pitch black with two lamps on either side of the altar, and there was a dj who played the music as the wedding party and the bride walked down the aisle.  During the ceremony one of the tables holding the lamp collapsed.


The cocktail hour was set up with one small room per wedding, with stations out in the hallway. We had to blindly search for the stations, and everyone was running into each other. The reception started in the dark except for tons of candle light and the same lamps. The food was disgusting. To make matters worse, the toilets in the lobby by the wedding flushed only electronically, so it smelled like a port-a-potty in there, and the sinks didn't work either. Halfway during the reception, the power came back.


The thank you card said "Love lights the way. Thank you for being our light and sharing our day." Truly a wedding horror story.

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm
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a family member of mine attended a wedding that will forever be in his mind. The wedding was wonderful and just as the reception was getting started the groom asked everyone to flip over their chairs for a surprise for his new bride.. Under the chair, a pic of the bride "with" the best man. He let everyone know there was NO way he was spending the rest of his life with Her. I know it sounds bad but i would of loved to see her face and anyone who has been cheated on can understand that joy.

Posted on March 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm
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My friend reminded me just yesterday..Everything is just for the preperation for a life together. You are in love with eachother and its a declaration infront of family, friends and God so just relax and keep that as your focus so no matter what happens you are happy because you are achieving your goal. I really like that, good reminder that it is just a day out of your lives, not the end of the world. Learning to just laugh at whatever happens will definitely come in handy, perfection isnt achieveable after all!

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm

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