I know, I know........you're not supposed to hate anything about weddings; a wedding is all about love! We get it, it's not about you as a guest, it's about the wedding couple! And as a guest, we shouldn't really complain, because let's face it, we were invited, we didn't have to accept! But we accepted and we're here and I'd like to look at this as room for improvement for wedding couples to take into consideration when planning their next celebration! Read below to see what guests have to say:
"-Those awfully small food plates
-Guest who take pictures during the ceremony. They make me fume.
-When a member of the immediate family or bridal party looks miserable walking down the isle.
-Laughing during a non-church wedding. It takes the seriousness out of the ceremony if people are constantly talking/laughing about things." -Shelby
"-People holding their phones and cameras in the way of everyone that just for the sake of having it to post before anyone else. -Parents who don't parent at weddings/receptions." - Jackie
"Awkward long speeches." -Nina
"Not enough chairs for guests for the ceremony - this happened at my own wedding and I was appalled. The venue apparently couldn’t count and shorted us 2 rows of chairs on each side of the aisle. Also, I hate when the bar doesn’t open until the bride and groom arrive." - Erica
"Rude and critical guests. It’s a wedding, there’s usually free food and alcohol. Enjoy it! Guests who consistently complain and make their voices heard are my biggest pet peeve!" -Courtney
"Waiting on the reception to begin while the bridal party takes pictures." -Shunta
"Not being able to see or hear the ceremony (use mics please!) Being invited to more than one pre wedding shower, long food lines, waiting around with nothing to do while wedding party takes pictures. Missing cutting the cake, bouquet toss and first dance and other highlight moments because they are scheduled too late in the evening." -Michelle
"I don’t like it when there’s downtime between the ceremony and reception. If the wedding ends at 4 and the reception isn’t until 7, what do you do in the meantime?! Another one is the trend of so many flowers and decor on the tables that guests can’t see across or find a spot for an extra drinking glass." -Rachel
"Ceremonies that don’t have any flow to them. Very uncomfortable for the guest. To me it’s cringe worthy." -Kelsey
"I️ understand the traditions behind all the dances (first dance, parent dance, money dance, etc) but when half the reception involves your guest sitting the entire time so you can go each and every planned dance is annoying. For that reason, we had a first dance & parent dance (we did FOB & MOG at one time) and was done!" -Ashley
Remember: at the end of the day, a wedding is about two people only: the wedding couple. Some of the above "complaints" from guests can be easily fixed by hiring a professional wedding planner and having them execute a proper timeline.
Other complaints can be addressed with the proper wedding vendor before your celebration even takes place, such as the size of the plate.