The last thing any bride wants is for something to go wrong at her wedding. Most of the time, through careful planning and the help of friends, weddings are pulled off smoothly. But this isn’t always the case. Use these 3 wedding horror stories as cautionary tales for your own wedding planning.
The Spray Tan Nightmare
One bride who planned a gorgeous outdoor spring wedding wanted to get a spray tan so she’d have that golden sun-kissed glow. So, the day before her wedding, she went to get the tan. Unfortunately, she chose a color that was too dark for her natural skin tone and ended up looking orange. Of course, she was wearing a sleeveless wedding dress, so plenty of that orange skin was going to show!
With the help of her bridesmaids, she was able to use a concealer to cover up most of the orange, but it still wasn’t her “dream wedding.” Get your spray tan at least 4 days before the wedding, and get the color you always get – don’t try something new this close to your wedding!
Hiring a Family Musician
Another bride who was looking to save a few dollars learned that you really do get what you pay for. A friend of hers had a cousin who was a musician, and the friend offered up her cousin’s services for the wedding. The bride jumped on what she thought was a priceless opportunity. The day of the reception, the musician was an hour late, and then they learned that he could only play a few different songs.
After he played for an hour, the best man stepped in and plugged in his iPod to provide the bride’s most wanted songs. While you might think hiring a family musician is a good idea, make sure you meet with your musician in advance to find out what they’re capable of!
One bride learned the hard way that often times, uninvited guests will actually show up at a wedding. In her case, the uninvited guest showed up with an invited guest, but brought along her 3 children and boyfriend as well. This meant that there were 5 uninvited guests, when the reception was a sit-down dinner and had been ordered in advance. Luckily, the bride had ordered extra favors so she was able to give them out, and there was additional seating at the venue, but there wasn’t enough food! The groomsmen valiantly gave up their meals to the uninvited guests and as a thank-you, the groom took them out to a steakhouse the next weekend.
While there’s not much you can do about uninvited guests, try to ensure that there are extra plates, food, favors and drinks – just in case!