From drying a bride's tears to making sure guests know where they need to go, a wedding planner always has their work cut out for them. When things go wrong, they are the first line of defense - working tirelessly to get everything back in order and create the perfect day for their clients. But there are some crazy wedding disasters no planner can avoid or predict, like wild dogs and passed out officiants. When it comes to wedding planner horror stories, the ones on this list are the worst of the worst.Whether you're already married or still planning your wedding, you can't help but feel sorry for the wedding planners who have dished on the terrible things they've had to deal with. Scroll through this list of wedding planners' worst stories, and vote up the ones you hope never happen to you!
Little Girl Destroys the Cake
As one wedding planner shared with Planners Lounge, "At one wedding we planned, a little girl went up to the cake and swiped her fingers across the icing. The first few times it happened we didn’t know about it until the Maid of Honor called us on her cell phone and said, do you mind coming and doing something about this little girl, she’s ruining the cake. Sure enough we looked at the cake and there were little finger marks all along the bottom of the cake, literally ruining the design. When we approached the girls mother about it asking if there was something we could get little Sally to bid her time and occupy her the mother replied 'You can cut the cake.'"
The Groom Dumps the Bride
As a wedding planner described to Huffington Post, when she sat down with the couple the day before their wedding to fill out "the marriage license paperwork, the whole vibe at our table suddenly changed." The groom then pushed the papers back and announced, “I’m not sure we’re ready to take this step. We’re not ready to get married yet.” The groom then proceeded to break up with the bride, right in front of the wedding planner!
Father of the Bride Passes Out Naked
You know it's got to be hard for the father of the bride to give his daughter away. But one father took his pain a little too far. As a wedding planner explained on Brides, she had a "father of the bride who got so drunk that he couldn't make it through the reception." He then chose the closest room possible - the staff room - to pass out in. That'd be okay... maybe... except for the fact that he was completely naked when he passed out. The wedding planner said she "will never forget the hysterical scream from one innocent server who encountered the bride's naked dad when she went to find a basket for the dirty linens."
Dress Gets Ruined the Night Before the Wedding
As wedding planner Jo Ann Schwartz Woodward told the Houston Business Journal, the bride's dress was ruined the night before the ceremony. “Her mom came in from out of town and hung it on the sprinkler in the hotel room because it was the highest point in the room,” explained Woodward. “But, the pipes broke and all the mold and dirt that had been in those pipes for the last 20 years went all over the dress.” Luckily, she was able to solve the situation. “At the last minute, my husband and the designer called and said they soaked it in some special solution that made it look as good as new,” she said. “We blew it dry right before the wedding and no one knew it ever happened.”