How to plan a wedding disaster
Posted On July 25, 2021
How to find a good wedding planner for your budget.
A bride can save money by hiring a wedding planner that knows how to organize a wedding.
And while there are plenty of wedding planners out there, a couple of important things to consider before hiring a professional wedding planner are: Is she qualified?
What are her skills?
What’s her reputation?
Does she have an email list?
And how long will it take for her to meet the requirements?
Here are some of the best wedding planning disaster stories from across the country, and the advice you need to follow to make sure you find the right one.
In Colorado, a bride was scheduled to have a reception on April 26, 2019.
But when her mother-in-law called her to tell her the wedding would not be taking place, the bride couldn’t wait to be married.
The bride, who had already booked a reception for April 15, had a panic attack and needed to be rushed to the hospital.
“I was so scared I was shaking,” she told ABC News.
A Florida wedding planner told a bride her reception would be taking the place of a wedding celebration.
“They said they would not have my wedding, but I told them I would,” the bride told ABC affiliate WPLG.
The groom and his family were planning to have an after-party, and that was the last time they would see each other.
A Georgia bride got a “disaster” when she was given a wedding dress to wear in a reception.
When she arrived at the venue, she was told that she would not get to see her fiance.
“He came up and hugged me and said ‘You look beautiful.
I’m so proud of you,’ and I said, ‘I am,'” the bride said.
“It was heartbreaking.
It made me feel very vulnerable, because I wanted to show him my wedding dress.”
A Utah bride was told her wedding was taking place in April.
She was shocked when she got to the venue.
“Everyone was like, ‘You’re not getting married.
You’re not going to get married,'” she said.
The wedding planner said she was not prepared for the reception, and when the bride was finally able to see him, she said he had “blood on his hands.”
A Texas bride was denied a reception at her wedding due to a scheduling conflict.
The ceremony was scheduled for May 26, but when the groom’s family arrived at her house, the ceremony was postponed due to an on-site parking lot full of cars.
“All the cars were parked on the lot,” the groom said.
A Kansas bride got into a heated argument with her husband-to-be when he refused to wear a ring.
“We were arguing, and he was like ‘I’m not wearing a ring, but if you want to be my wife, you can wear a wedding ring,'” the groom told ABC.
“That’s when he threw me to the ground and knocked me to my knees, and I was like…
I just wanted to be treated like an equal.”
A Michigan bride got the worst of a disastrous wedding when she said she wasn’t sure if her wedding would go ahead because of a scheduling issue.
The reception was canceled after the bride and her family arrived to pick up their children from school.
“My family was in a rush to get to the ceremony,” she said, “and I was at home with my kids.
I was very stressed, and it was very stressful.”
A Connecticut bride said her fiance told her that the wedding she wanted to have would not take place.
“When I called, I got a text saying that he was canceling the wedding, and then they said it was a scheduling error,” she recalled.
“The next day, I called them back and asked for an explanation.
They said that they didn’t have enough space in the park for the event.”
A New Hampshire bride was asked if her reception was going to take place at her hotel.
The answer was, “no,” according to ABC News affiliate WCVB.
The couple had been planning to meet for dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, but after she went to meet her boyfriend at a nearby bar, the wedding went on hold.
“So I called the hotel, and there was a couple people there and I didn’t know how to explain what was happening,” the woman said.
A Pennsylvania bride got pregnant after the groom refused to let her have an abortion.
The woman had previously planned to get an abortion at the hospital, but she and her husband went to the doctor to have it done.
When they arrived at their hotel room, the doctor gave them a bad feeling.
“At that moment, I said to him, ‘This is it,’ and he said, [to me], ‘I think you have a miscarriage,’ ” she said to ABC.
A Minnesota bride said she had trouble