Mistakes I Learned .......
My FH and I attended a wedding Saturday. It was like a dress rehearsal for us. We got to see all the mistakes they made, and we certainly won't do them at our wedding, which is in 12 short days!!
Some of the mistakes they made:
-no definative song when bride entered. All the women entered to "Have you ever been in love." No one knew the bride had entered the church until she was halfway up the aisle!
-no microphone on the preacher. Could not hear a word they said.
-during unity candle, the couple stayed in front of the candles like they didnt know what to do next. The bride eventually turned around, and the minister motioned for them to return to their places.
-at the end of the ceremony, the ushers forgot to go back to get the mothers and grandmothers!
-no organization at the reception, the signature mat was on display, but it was in the orignal package, no one signed until they left the reception. They were scooting us out the door, so a lot of people never got to sign in.
-the cake cutting set had not been removed from it's package yet. We got to sit there while they fumbled with removing it from the package.
-no one knew how to open the champagne bottle! They ended up using the cake knife to pop the cork off!
-the music at the reception was a recorded song, played over and over, and OVER! I was about to loose my mind! That was Saturday, and that song is STILL in my head!
-rice toss when they left, and people had HUGE handfuls! I am so grateful I decided NOT to do the birdseed toss! I don't want to be pummeled with anything!
-garter toss, no one wanted to try to catch it, same with bouquet toss.
That's all i can remember right now. For the most part, no one knew what to do, or when to do it. They had the food set out, buffet style, and allowed the guests to eat before the bridal party arrived. By the time they got there, there was hardly any food left! Someone did pack a picnic basket for the couple for later, but they did not eat anything at their reception.
oh yea, they had WAY too much cake! There was a huge 4 level cake, which they kept the top layer, and 2 smaller 2 layer cakes. AND a grooms cake. They cut the grooms cake first, so everyone got a piece of it, and no one was eating the brides cake at all! Think of all the wasted money that went into buying that cake!!!!
I am going to elect someone to be a coordniator for me, to make sure that things run smoothly. And I am going to "practice" with fiance, things like cutting the cake, and drinking from the champagne glasses with linked arms. I don't want ANYONE walking away criticizing OUR wedding!
Any mistakes that you've seen at a wedding, that you definately don't want to happen at your own?