Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Fails’

How to Avoid the Wedding Toast FAIL

Monday, August 16th, 2010


I was at a wedding recently where I had to perform an emergency intervention. A friend of the bride’s decided that she wanted to give a “toast.” The girl is very funny, and well known for giving a good speech.

At a lot of weddings a funny, impromptu speech would be fine, but I happened to know that the bride and groom expressly did NOT want any toasts at all. They are both very shy and they also had a few relatives they were concerned about being inappropriate.  So, they decided not to open the floodgates by letting people on mic.

Luckily, the girl was not shy about sharing her plans for a toast. I heard about them, double checked with the bride, and was able to explain the “floodgate” issue to her. Toast crisis averted.

It all reminded me though how many little things brides and grooms often forget to share with other people. Whether you hire a professional “day of coordinator” or just have some friends responsible for keeping track of things, make sure to share info like this.

There will always be wedding day surprises, but letting others in on your plans will help keep them to a minimum.

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Peace of Mind: Avoiding the Wedding FAIL

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010


By Guest Blogger: Kyle Paterik of Dow & Associates

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a client’s wedding and reception at a posh South Pasadena mansion. The event didn’t cut any corners. It offered delicious appetizers, a top shelf open bar, hand rolled Dominican cigars, live music, even celebrities –  oh, and a drunk guest dancing on the roof precariously close to the ledge! My heart, and my client’s, skipped a beat envisioning the treacherous fall and liability claim before the security staff swiftly ushered her off the roof and into a cab. We breathed a collective sigh of relief, remembering that we signed a wedding insurance policy a week earlier. This would have covered my client for up to $4 million in liability and damages… if only there was a rider to repair the embarrassment of finding out the woman on the roof was his aunt.

I find that as many clients prepare for their weddings, they hear about the horror stories that occasionally coincide with the big day yet fail to get an insurance policy to protect against them. Some examples are rain at an outdoor wedding, photographers deleting negatives, lost/damaged/ stolen gifts, wedding rings or rental property, a runaway spouse and, of course, the occasional drunk aunt dancing on the roof (what good party doesn’t include that?!).  The great news is that wedding and private event insurance can be put in place for your wedding and tailored around your particular event. Even better, it’s relatively cheap! Ever try to find the best life insurance rates? Well, finding wedding insurance is no more difficult than that. Plans range from just $95 to $300. When many individuals’ nowadays are spending $20,000 to $50,000 and more on their weddings, doesn’t it make sense to insure that you will be made whole – at least financially speaking – if you hit a few potholes? On top of this, most venues require that you have some form of liability insurance to rent their space (especially if alcohol is served).

There was nothing more gratifying at the end of a great wedding reception than when my client made his way over to me and said, “All I was thinking about when I saw my aunt on that roof was “thank God Kyle helped me get that insurance in place. Thank you, I’ll sleep well tonight!” Find five minutes to contact us or your personal adviser to get a quote for your wedding, and cross one more worry off of your list.


Kyle Paterik is the Senior Consultant at Dow and Associates Insurance Agency, an industry-leading private insurance planning agency with more than 40 years of combined experience.  Kyle believes that it is essential to create a strong foundation and team strategy before walking down the aisle to help sustain a lasting relationship. Dow and Associates aims to inform and educate its newlywed clients as they embark on one of life’s biggest milestones.

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Video of the Ballon Boy Falcon Heene in 20 Years

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Through amazing technological advances, we’ve been able to uncover a video from 20 years in the future. This video shows the Balloon Boy, Falcon Heene, proposing to his girlfriend in a park.

Major fail! Quick! Where’s the nearest attic I can hide in?

An EPIC Best Man Wedding Toast Fail

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Came across this hidden gem on YouTube. Why doesn’t this thing have 3 million views yet?


A few things that stick out after viewing:

  1. The guy walked up to the Rocky theme. Classic! Nothing like stealing the glory.
  2. This guy hasn’t been drinking cocktails, he’s been doing shots. Hey, at least he admitted it.
  3. 2:38 – F Bomb. There it is.
  4. 3:46 “Bla bla bla”

There is now an open offer for this guy to write a guest entry for us with a guide to destroying the Best Man toast. Somebody make this happen!


Groomsman Fail

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

We had a very long and detailed blog post prepared today on the proper dining etiquette at the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. Oh, what a great post it was going to be…

Ha ha, just kidding. Enjoy another entry today in our series of ‘fail’ posts.

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