7 Wedding Mishaps You Don't Want to Happen ...

Cris

You've pictured out your dream wedding. You know exactly what your wedding dress will look like and how tall your wedding cake should be. Everything is on schedule. Or so you thought... We're listing down seven wedding mishaps experienced by real women, which you don't want to happen on your big day:

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1

Wedding Gown Gone Wrong

Wedding Gown Gone Wrong Shanna was beaming. She was all glammed up for her big day. But an hour before her wedding, her most precious white gown hadn't arrived in her dressing room. She kept on calling her designer, but the calls were left unanswered. Finally, after long agonizing minutes, the gown arrived but... alas! It didn't fit! Shanna was devastated. The lessons she learned? Get to know your designer very well. And... never opt for the cheapest service because it might give you a nightmare of a wedding.

2

No Flowers at the Aisle

John and Natalie thought they would have the perfect Christian wedding. But when they arrived at the church where the wedding ceremony would be held, the place was so bare it looked like no wedding was going to happen. As it turns out, their wedding planner duped them and didn't pay the florist who was supposed to decorate the church. Major heartbreak!

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The couple, devastated, scrambled to make the best of the situation. Their quick-thinking bridesmaids and groomsmen raced against the clock to gather flowers from a nearby garden, while the guests were seated, unaware of the fiasco. With teamwork and a sprinkle of creativity, they fashioned impromptu bouquets and garlands. The ceremony was saved from disaster, thanks to the collective effort of their loved ones, proving that sometimes, community can blossom beautifully in the face of adversity.

3

Missing Photographer

You're all set to walk down the aisle but where's the very person who will document your momentous stroll? Missing in action! So the wedding march started and you just asked your friends to please take photos using their mobile phones and tablets. That's what happened to Ara. While walking, she was hoping the photos weren't blurred so she'll have some decent documentation of her grand walk. What happened to the photographer, you may ask? He arrived in the middle of the ceremony. The excuse? He said he was not feeling well. Honestly, we're not convinced.

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Imagine eagerly anticipating crisp, professional shots of your magical day, only to find yourself relying on amateur snapshots. Ara, crestfallen yet hopeful, held back her disappointment, vowing to make the best out of the situation. To prevent your own day from turning into a camera-free zone, always have a backup plan. Whether it's a secondary photographer on speed-dial or a designated friend with a good eye, make sure that someone is ready to step in. Because, after all, those strolls down the aisle are single-take scenes, and you'll want every sparkling moment captured.

4

Overemotional Soon-to-be Mother-in-law

There's nothing wrong about shedding tears in a wedding. It really is an emotional occasion for everyone. But if your soon-to-be mother-in-law gets too weepy and won't let go of her son and repeatedly says, "I hope she takes care of you and cooks good food for you," then that's the time when you just want to freak out. Thankfully, in the case of Justin and Marinel's wedding, the father of the groom eventually convinced his wife to let go of her son's arm so he could go ahead and proceed to his wedding. Hilarious but alarming!

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It's utterly touching to see such a profound bond, but let's face it, clinginess has its limits, especially on a day centered around the blossoming of a new family unit. And trust us, a sobbing spectacle can swiftly shift from heartwarming to uncomfortable just as quick as the bouquet is tossed. In this emotionally charged rollercoaster, a graceful balance is key. So, while you wipe away those happy tears, make sure there's still a clear path down the aisle for the couple's big moment!

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Late Serving of Food and Drinks

Seriously, you really don't want this to happen in your wedding. Jessica said they opted for a mountain view reception because it was the perfect venue for a sunset wedding. But since the venue was too far from the city and the caterer screwed up with the time, the guests ate two hours after they arrived at the venue. It wasn't a happy wedding, said Jessica. You certainly won't be smiling when your stomach is growling.

6

LBM Hours before the Big March

Cold feet is an all-too-familiar occurance prior to a wedding but when it's coupled with loose bowel movement, that's when you have to panic and scream for heaven's help. It happened to Emerald and she ended up wearing adult diapers just to make sure she didn't make a mess. Her advice? Make sure you don't eat chicken curry the night before your wedding.

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Emerald's experience is a startling reminder of the importance of being cautious with pre-wedding diet choices. Stress can trigger digestive issues already, so adding a spicy or unusual meal into the mix can lead to disaster. Future brides should stick to foods they know are safe for their systems, especially the night before walking down the aisle. Packing an emergency kit with antidiarrheal medication and hydrating electrolytes can also be a lifesaver for calming those last-minute jitters and avoiding an LBM ordeal. Trust me, it's better to be over-prepared than underdressed!

7

Groom Shows up Late

"I was ready to kneel down and weep my heart out because he was already late for 45 minutes and the priest was asking if the wedding is still a go," recalls Anet. Her groom spent the night drinking with his groomsmen and they all arrived at the church late, looking pretty disheveled. Imagine the amount of verbal beating the groom got from the bride!

Any personal experiences involving a wedding mishap? How did it go?

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Ohh! Serious ouch moments!

One of my bridesmaids forgot to bring her bi polar medication and ended up having a big argument with her husband. One of my guests ( who I don't really like and just invited out of family obligation) called the cops on them. I was inside the venue enjoying my meal when my husband and I were called outside to speak to them. I was shocked by the whole situation and spent most of the night crying on my new husband's rented tux. Sufficed to say, I will not be speaking to that guest for a very long time.

How scared to have dealt with these situations! I'm super on top of things, but, that doesn't mean something can't go wrong!

I wasn't aware that the church wasn't providing chorus/singer/music for the ceremony, the priest asked me if the music was covered since he hadn't heard anything (1wk before wedding)... I almost passed out! He gave me a contact the church had, that person was already booked so they called in somebody else to cover... Thank goodness it was just for a few minutes!! It was really bad...

Ugh, my wedding had a few mishaps that all centered around the bestman and his fiancé... He decided to pick our wedding night to relapse on drugs and alcohol. By the time we figured it out he had taken a dozen shots and popped ecstasy in the parking lot with his GF, then got into a fist fight with her, she came running back in the reception hall after they were told to leave. As she ran at me she tripped and tore the front of my dress then landed on her back, legs spread in the air minus any panties. And the answer is no, we never spoke to them after they were physically escorted by my friends off the Country Club property. I hate them so much....

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