Wedding Horror Stories


Wedding Horror Stories

Wedding horror stories are a thing! Ideally, wedding days are full of beautiful moments between friends and family. Every detail is planned out, from the perfect dress to the décor. However, with a crowd of people and multiple vendors, anything can happen. Horror stories like these are yet another reason we highly recommend hiring a day-of wedding coordinator, ensuring a professional takes care of everything behind the scenes. Here at the Bride Link, we have compiled a list of 5 scary wedding mishaps and ways to avoid them! For more tips to help keep your wedding on track, download our FREE Emergency Wedding Kit Checklist!

 Fire Drill

There is nothing like a fire alarm to ruin the mood on your special day! While candles create a dreamy ambiance for your wedding day, it is crucial to make sure they are strategically placed out of harm's way. Flowers, linens, and long gowns are all susceptible to the flame from candles. Choosing LED candles, or taller candle holders will help create a safer environment. Hiring a day-of-wedding coordinator is also an approach to make sure someone is looking out for you and your décor on your wedding day. 

 Falling Mishaps

We have witnessed many people taking a fall on their wedding day with all the weddings we have experienced. Everyone from the wedding party to the vendors! It is essential that any cords used for sound or power set up are taped down and wrapped neatly. Otherwise, you may see your DJ or guest taking a rough fall. With long trains on wedding dresses, make sure to have your coordinator or selected person hold your train for you as you prepare to walk down the aisle. That way, your grand entrance is one you will want to remember.

 Family Drama

If there is a concern for drama on your wedding day, it is best to decide who will participate during your ceremony beforehand. You don't want an unsupportive family member to affect your wedding day. This way, there are no issues that your ceremony is beginning on time, and you won't have to worry about unsupportive family members arriving. 

 Unlocked Tables

Many of the tables used for set-up on your wedding day need to be locked as they are compactable. Without ensuring the tables you're using for your wedding day are sturdy, your carefully chosen dinnerware and catering may end up on the floor. Always be sure to lock the table legs to ensure your tables don't collapse unexpectantly. 


Researching the traffic for your wedding day is vital for you and the participants at your wedding. One of the worst things that can happen is thinking you're on time and end up arriving an hour late to the venue. This wedding mishap happens all the time! Be sure to ask your wedding coordinator or venue manager if and when local traffic jams are likely to occur. Make sure to notify every person well in advance of the potential slow down. You will not want to wait an extra hour for your officiant to show up on your wedding day!

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