Whoop It Up Weddings – How Not To Throw Confetti

by admin on August 9, 2013

Grandma got confused with the confetti cup in one hand and the glass of booze in the other.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Puzzled August 9, 2013 at 6:10 am

Awww, the poor lady. I’m glad to see that people were comforting her. It’s obvious that she felt horrible. Hopefully, they will all be able to laugh about it years from now.


jen a. August 9, 2013 at 7:40 am

Awww, I don’t like this video. Grandma crying a the end broke my heart… I’m not sure this is the funny video it’s meant to be….


Niamh August 9, 2013 at 8:00 am

Oh God that was horrible! Could have done without seeing an older lady make a mistake and then watch her cry about it, I was dying for the bride to come back out and tell her it’s okay. I feel so sorry for her πŸ™


CookieWookiee August 9, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Exactly what I thought. Poor Grandma! The bride could definitely have handed that better.


Vickie August 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm

She really could have handled it better. I was pretty shocked that she ran off like that. Very pouty and cry baby.


mechtilde August 10, 2013 at 3:06 am

The bride was probably pretty shocked- suddenly getting covered in a cold, sticky, reddish coloured liquid with bits of ice and chopped fruit in it, just as you come out of the church wearing a white dress (and probably before you’ve had your photos taken too) is not nice.

I’m not blaming the Grandma in any way. This was a genuine accident.

So I can absolutely see why the bride ran off- especially as she probably wanted to get cleaned up. I don’t think it is fair to criticise her for the way she reacted.


Dear! August 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Sorry? Why so much venom for the poor bride. The bride didn’t throw a hissy fit and I agree with Mechtilde. Someone just threw alcohol at her on her wedding day, albeit by accident, and you expect her first reaction to be rainbows and butterflies at the offending party? She simply walked away to salvage her gown…. I think she behaved rather….human!!!!

This is this woman’s wedding day, and intentional or not, Granny might have ruined it for her. It’s obvious that Granny is known for her drinking, and this type of behavior might be the norm. Who knows? It was an accident, but just because she is in her twilight years, doesn’t mean her behavior is completely excused….. However, I DO feel badly for granny and it made me sad…… I just don’t feel that the bride should be blamed.

clairedelune August 12, 2013 at 10:26 am

Someone posted a follow-up video below; it’ll make you feel much better about the whole thing. It’s kind of a tough situation to read because it’s not really possible to hear most of what the bride is saying, but it seems like maybe she just goes into “action mode” when the Pimm’s incident happens–not so much that she’s being a crybaby.


Niamh August 12, 2013 at 11:56 am

Oh no I’m not at all blaming the bride for running off – all I meant was that it’s not much of a “feel good” video watching an old woman cry and that I wished it was a happier video. Glad to hear there’s a happy follow up πŸ™‚

Cady August 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

I love how at the beginning the videographer says it’s only Grandma’s first glass of Pimm’s! Leave her alone!

Grandma can no longer handle her booze. πŸ™‚


Wild Irish Rose August 9, 2013 at 10:40 am

Oh, poor Grandma! She was obviously upset–but it was funny. Totally something I would do. Inadvertently, of course.


Elizabeth August 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Oh, poor Grandma – she clearly didn’t mean to make it about her, and I wish more people had come to her aid. She looks devastated.


Me August 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm

At least show that Gma and Bride are okay! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18Ysn091Ay4


Pixi August 9, 2013 at 5:50 pm

So glad you posted that follow up video. I was tearing up for Grandma.
Maybe because I miss mine so much and would have given anything to have had them there for my wedding, even if it meant wearing her drink.


NostalgicGal August 10, 2013 at 11:26 pm

What truly makes it, is looking at the followup. The adult sippy cup, is totally over the top and good that Grandmama took it in the good tone it was meant. πŸ™‚


RC August 11, 2013 at 8:03 pm

That was awful to watch, Grandma was so clearly upset. Big ups to the groomsman who went over to give her a reassuring hug.
My two cents is that was just poor planning all around, having people with confetti cups in one hand and drinks in the other…. Don’t serve the drinks…. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, though πŸ™‚


Danisa Flowers August 11, 2013 at 11:10 pm

I was tearing up and felt so bad for grandma but I am also glad to see the continuation video where they are all just laughing about it because it was no one’s fault, really.


Jen August 12, 2013 at 12:19 am

Thanks so much for posting the follow-up! I was really sad for grandma after watching the first one.

However, even before watching the follow-up, I didn’t thing the bride handled it poorly or was being “Very pouty and cry baby”. My impression was that she was shocked and was concerned with getting cleaned before the stain set. With all-white material and a red, likely sticky drink, a quick response time is necessary to safe the fabric. In her initial shock, she probably didn’t even realize at first that her grandma was upset, since she was looking the other way towards the people who were trying to clean her up.


Lily August 12, 2013 at 8:17 am

wow this made me sad for Granma… We got married in jeans and tshirt and it would have been no problem for us. Even if I had a white gown, people matter more then dresses.


Leah August 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

Of course people matter more than dresses, but the bride didn’t demonstrate any boorish behavior. It’s no different than the rush that follows a spilled glass of wine at dinner. Clean up quickly to avoid the stain setting and reassure the accident prone during clean up or after. The follow up video shows that Grandma and the Bride are both fine and taking it with humor. I don’t think it has anything to do with Grandma not being able to handle her liquor anymore. How many times have any of us had a glass in one hand and a glass-shaped something in the other and went to take a sip of the something rather than the glass.

I avoided this situation by asking my accident prone then-fiancΓ© to stick with beer or the signature cocktail (Sourhside, yumm!) at our reception. No spills, but he still managed to step on, and tear, my train. He’s clumsy, but it wouldn’t be a day if he didn’t step on me somehow.


cassandra August 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I’m sorry but if that happened to me and I saw the look on my/my husband’s grandma’s face I would at least take the time to say it’s fine I know you didn’t do it on purpose. She stood there for a good 20-30 seconds talking to other people about it. I hope she gave her a big hug and forgave her. That made me cry.


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