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10 Top Wedding Pet Peeves


I asked recently: what are your wedding pet peeves? Well, you gals had a lot to say! I rounded up the 10 best of the worst annoyances that you have dealt with during wedding season.

  1. A disorganized bride — idanceinmycar
  2. Having weddings on holiday weekends — Anonymous
  3. Making guests wait an hour for the bride and groom to show up — danakscully64
  4. The "dollar dance" — sarasonne
  5. Female guests who wear white — vertes
  6. Being stuck sitting next to strangers at the reception dinner — chloe bella
  7. Forcing involvement in the bouquet toss — tlsgirl
  8. Awkward speeches — PontNeuf
  9. Weddings that are too "prom-like" — lucyinthesky1130
  10. And finally, judging other people's weddings — lilkimbo

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McCubcakes McCubcakes 5 years
I agree @bubblyw - I don't think 2 is bad at all. If you have plans, don't come. no big deal. I don't think it should be a pet peeve. I'm having mine on Labor Day Weekend. If an invited guest should already have plans, then no big deal. You can't make it. I get it. I think the pet peeve should be having a wedding on a holiday weekend without ample notice. I do think that's a bit rude. I sent my save the dates 9 months in advance since it was a holiday weekend.
McCubcakes McCubcakes 5 years
I agree @bubblyw - I don't think 2 is bad at all. If you have plans, don't come. no big deal. I don't think it should be a pet peeve. I'm having mine on Labor Day Weekend. If an invited guest should already have plans, then no big deal. You can't make it. I get it. I think the pet peeve should be having a wedding on a holiday weekend without ample notice. I do think that's a bit rude. I sent my save the dates 9 months in advance since it was a holiday weekend.
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
bubblyw - Some guests don't like holiday weekends because they already have plans or want to make plans with their family (vacation). Plus, travel costs are more expensive.
bubblyw bubblyw 5 years
#2? It would seem like planning a wedding during a time people will have off of work anyways would help guests, especially those that need to travel from out of town..? Thoughts?
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 5 years
yeah women who wear an all white outfit are so tacky. it's rude!my mom wore a red dress to m aunts wedding because my aunt wore a white dress to her wedding. both stupid and childlike.
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 5 years
yeah women who wear an all white outfit are so tacky. it's rude! my mom wore a red dress to m aunts wedding because my aunt wore a white dress to her wedding. both stupid and childlike.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 5 years
what's wrong with the money dance?
Blackwood Blackwood 5 years
female guests who wear white? does that mean that men with all-white suits can get away with it?
KadBunny KadBunny 5 years
Agree x10! I especially hate #5.
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
That's awesome :) I bet it was pricey!
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
That's awesome :) I bet it was pricey!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
Yeah, that's weird. Typically at the weddings I've been to, there hasn't been music during the cocktail hour, so no DJ, but it's still been OK. And this one wedding I went to (that had to have been ridiculously expensive), they had a string quartet during the cocktail hour.
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
If there was cocktail hour and appetizers, that's a different story :) I've never been to a wedding with either. I've heard of weddings (I read a lot about weddings, as you can tell :P) where the guests literally just sat there, the DJ wouldn't start until the B&G arrived and all the guests had were nuts or candy from the tables. Or the appetizers running out before all of the guests got them.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
See, the waiting an hour or so doesn't bug me because every wedding I've ever been to has had a cocktail hour to fill that wait time with appetizers and drinks.Three hours is extreme, though.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
See, the waiting an hour or so doesn't bug me because every wedding I've ever been to has had a cocktail hour to fill that wait time with appetizers and drinks. Three hours is extreme, though.
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
Making guests wait an hour for the bride and groom to show up....to the reception (wanted to clarify the response... heck, even the ceremony). :) I've heard of 2-3 hours because either the couple was taking pictures or went out to a bar getting drunk before heading to the reception. You then have guests who are bored, hungry, and won't stick around for the cake cutting, first dance, bouquet toss, and other traditional events. Tres - How about a poll regarding the opposite? What specially do you like best about weddings (food, location, music, vows, first kiss, cake, whatever). Or "What are the top things the B&G should consider when planning a wedding?"
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
Making guests wait an hour for the bride and groom to show up....to the reception (wanted to clarify the response... heck, even the ceremony). :) I've heard of 2-3 hours because either the couple was taking pictures or went out to a bar getting drunk before heading to the reception. You then have guests who are bored, hungry, and won't stick around for the cake cutting, first dance, bouquet toss, and other traditional events. Tres - How about a poll regarding the opposite? What specially do you like best about weddings (food, location, music, vows, first kiss, cake, whatever). Or "What are the top things the B&G should consider when planning a wedding?"
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