Nightmare Wedding Stories That'll Make You Say "I DON'T"
1. Vengeful Groom.
The church service was just amazing and the reception could be more perfect. After the speeches to the bride and groom, the bride told everyone how much she appreciated all friends, family, and her new husband. The Groom was last to speak. He thanked everyone for being such good friends & family to
him. Then he apologized…for what was coming next, no one expected.
He explained that the night before, his bride slept with his best man and that he was filing for an annulment immediately. He also explained why he went
ahead with the wedding, he felt it was best to proceed while he made his final decision. He also went on to say that the father of the bride, who paid significant amounts towards their wedding, hold both his daughter and the best man financially responsible. Then he walked out. MIC DROP.
2. Nip Slip.
One of the groomsmen was dancing with the maid of honor and they did this crazy dip maneuver which they had both been practicing. The problem with this was that the maid of honor’s dress was strapless, and her breasts had recently swelled up so she barely fit into her dress as it was due to being pregnant.
Unfortunately, that maneuver made them pop right out of the top of her dress in front of the whole dance floor, no one knew where to look & the maid of honor was left slightly red-faced!
3. Jaw-dropping ceremony.
My good friend had a wedding about 15 years ago. We thought he had found the perfect woman, she was so lovely all the time, hot as a bonfire, and from what we understood from manly banter as well as her own jokes whenever we all came around, amazing in bed. When it was time for the Wedding and that question everyone holds their breath at was asked, “Does anyone have a lawful objection?” From there, everything unraveled.
His dad objects because he hadn’t found a way to tell everyone that he cheated on my friends mom decades ago. But, wait for it: the “other woman” was the bride’s mother. And guess what? The bride was my friends half-sister. Apparently, only the parents knew the truth. A DNA test later confirmed it. WTF?!? Now my friend is in therapy because “the best person and love of my life was my sister!”
4. In- LAWS.
Most of us have been to at least one wedding where either the bride or the groom ended up pretty drunk, but at this one particular ceremony, the groom looked drunk and the bride seemed incredibly angry.
Then there was this lady walking around during the reception placing bets on when they would divorce. I later found out she was the mother of the groom. OUCH.
5. The Hot Tub Time Machine.
One of my ex’s best friends had a gorgeous destination wedding in Mexico. Both parties stayed in a huge mansion house with an ocean view room. I wasn’t in the wedding party, but I was in a hotel nearby. The night before the big day, the bridesmaids and groomsmen stayed up late having a bit of a knee’s up.
Everyone passed out but at midnight, the bride’s mom woke up because she heard the living room speakers, which hadn’t been turned off properly. So when she goes down, she hears a noise coming from outside, to which she follows the sound and that’s when she made a shocking discovery. She sees the maid of honor in the hot tub, getting freaking with the groom.
To make things worse, the maid of honor grew up and was practically raised by the bride’s mother, so to say she was shocked would be an understatement. The wedding obviously didn’t go ahead and I enjoyed my vacation and returned the dress. Super after the fact, but I did some research and last year they made up, got married, and had a kid. I feel bad for the girl.
6. Insult to injury.
What comes to mind the I say, Roller skate wedding? Disaster? Well, lo and behold, the bride fell down some stairs during the ceremony and ended up with a huge gash on her head. Instead of finishing the ceremony in the gorgeous venue they had hired, they ended up having to take the bride to the hospital.
She ended up needing emergency surgery to drain the fluid build up in her head, but it went horribly wrong. Because of surgical complications, she ended up having to relearn how to walk - so moral of the story, don’t have a roller skate wedding.
7. A Change of Heart.
Have you ever seen the groom object at his own wedding? Because I have. He just stood up there and started crying during the ceremony, then announced in front of everyone that he had fallen out of love with the bride a while before but didn’t know how to finish it with her. It was extremely awkward, and they both walked out. Ten minutes later, they came back in and got married—because she’d apparently told him she was pregnant.
They’re still together, with three kids now. I’m not sure about the husband, but, wait for it, the wife is having an affair. Neither of them are happy, but she has a comfortable life and he doesn’t want to leave. So, the moral of the story is, well, we already know the moral of the story to that one don’t we.
8. Father of the bride.
Most wedding speeches are full of love and adoration for the happy couple, especially the father of the bride’s speech. But this one was slightly different. The father of the bride told the groom at the wedding, in front of everyone, may I add...
“How can you marry somebody like her? You are too nice, you deserve better.”
Surely enough, the marriage lasted less than three years.
9. It's all about Me, Me, Me.
I had a bride walk into the bridal salon where I worked to pick up her wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, etc. She was in a terrible mood and went on to tell me and my co-workers. “I am SO ticked off one of my bridesmaids won’t be able to attend my wedding.” All of us answered “why?!”. Her reply was so crazy & disturbing, I’ve never forgotten it.
She said, “Her brother got in a car accident or something and ended up killing someone.” She then carried on, rolled her eyes and said, “I can’t believe she would drop out of my wedding for that!” Non of us could even believe what she was saying.
10. The mother of...
Ever met a weird Mother-in-Law? Well at this one wedding, the groom pretty much made out with his mother. Yes, mother. Big, slobbery kisses on the lips. And not one of those affectionate, loving kisses…I mean a full on smooch on the lips.
Then when he was dancing with his bride he spent the entire first dance staring over her shoulder at his mother. CREEPY MUCH?
11. How dare they?!
One day after her wedding, a friend I went to school with went on a rampage on Facebook about how none of her friends showed up to her big day, and how the ones that did show up, didn’t bother to dance or participate in anything at the reception. She went crazy at everyone and made her wedding party feel awful because she spent too much money on ‘unnecessary things’.
She then carried on and made a second post complaining about all of the people that stopped her to take pictures (what on earth actually pleases this woman?!) and didn’t let her enjoy her party. As you can imagine, It was hilarious to watch the comments come in from people who went and were obviously pretty annoyed, and a few requested their gifts back.
But there was a darker reason behind all of this…A former classmate, someone who has a lot of mutual friends with the bride, lost his infant son earlier that week and the baby’s services fell on the same day as the wedding. Most of the people she was complaining about for not coming had opted to go to the child’s funeral service instead of her wedding - understandably - their friend needed their support. She lost a lot of respect and a lot of friends in two hours.
12. What's between us?
At the end of the wedding reception, the men are sitting at a table away from everyone else talking, and we ask the groom why he proposed to the bride - just being nosey really.
His answer wasn’t really the romantic reply I was expecting. “Because she was naked.” As you can imagine, the marriage only lasted about a year and a half.
A guest let their children play in the kitchen a while before the wedding despite repeatedly being told not to let their children in there—among a few other things, apparently this bunch of kids had been misbehaving a lot.
Well, this bunch of kids ended up completely destroying the very expensive wedding cake. Like, smashed it to smithereens, no saving the cake. It was crushed to pieces.
14. Why so serious?!
During the ceremony, when the priest started asking the usual questions, “Do you take this man to be your…”, the bride started laughing uncontrollably and just couldn’t stop.
It was cute for about 10 seconds and then things got real awkward when she just carried on in stitches of laughter. They lasted a year. We all kinda knew the only reason they were getting married was that she got pregnant, so as you can imagine, there were already cracks in the relationship!
15. Wish I were you!
I’m a wedding photographer, so I’ve got plenty of wedding stories, but one, in particular, that’s stuck in my mind and easily the worst, was when the father of the groom, gave a ten-minute toast that devolved into openly complaining that his son got to have intimate relations with the bride and he didn’t. And this wasn’t a mistimed joke about how pretty she was, this was a full-on rant.
I got a few photos of the bride and groom reacting in horror to this and then I went and hid with the catering staff in the kitchen, who were cringing like mad, some were peeking out the door to get the gossip.
16. The exchanging of Soulmates.
So I get to this wedding expecting to see my friend & his future wife, about to make their vows to spend the rest of their lives together. But when I showed up at the wedding, the bride was not the woman everyone was expecting.
It turns out the couple had called it quits a couple of weeks before, but the groom was such a tight ass, he did not want to lose all the money he had paid towards the wedding, so he decided to ask one of his ex-girlfriends to marry him. The girl accepted - as you do - and then they were happily ever after.
17. Wedding or Funeral?
Back in my college days, I became friends with another student who had a wedding photography business. I was studying photography at college, hoping to get to his level in the near future. So after getting asked to assist him at a wedding, I felt like my career was finally starting to take off. The big day comes and the groom is point blank refusing to be in any picture, saying he wasn’t feeling too well.
Weird. Anyway, he was insistent, even after we tried to persuade him, told him he would regret not getting any photos to look back on in years to come. As the day goes on, he’s still refusing to get in any pictures, they’ve gotten married, still refusing. So by this point, everyone is starting to ask questions.
It comes round to the speeches & the groom just gets up and leaves saying he doesn’t feel well during the father of the bride's speech.
This is when all hell broke loose, the bride gets up & starts ripping the mini bride & groom statues off the cake yelling “I shouldn’t have married him!” Everyone was annoyed with him, understandably.
Well, just as you think this story couldn’t get worse, we later found out the groom passed away shortly after leaving the reception hall.
18. Love is...
Ever got so drunk. You’ve passed out? Well, this groom got so drunk at his own wedding reception,he passed out in the honeymoon suite by himself, but not before he put the door on it’s latch so it couldn’t be unlocked from the outside.
Anyway, fast forward an hour later, the Brides looking all over for her Groom, wondering where on earth he’s gone to. When she figures out he’s locked himself in their honeymoon suite, instead of waiting for some help, she starts kicking the door down in her wedding Louboutins. They divorced like two years later.
19. What did I do?!?!
I was at a large hotel and there was a pretty big wedding going on in the reception bar area. I went into a stall in the restroom after having a couple of drinks and in the toilet, I found a bouquet of flowers just shoved in there. When I turned around I saw a few of the groomsmen.
One of the men shouted out in a stereotypical camp voice, “Oh no he didn’t!” Before the group stormed out. Before I knew it, there was a full-on brawl happening back at the bar area. People were throwing stuff, hitting each other, screaming.
The police showed up when it spilled out into the car park, the bride was crying her eyes out. Clearly there were simmering tensions…
I still have no idea WTF went down?
20. The wrong tie.
After slapping her husband and leaving him at the altar, the Bride sent him a text that said he had "ruined her special day" by dressing all the men in red ties instead of the pink flowery ties that she had wanted.
Only her one-year-old nephew was wearing the tie.
21. House clear.
Occasionally, I work for a wedding planner as a waiter on the wedding day. One wedding went off without a hitch. In a panic, a bridesmaid told me 45 minutes before the ceremony started that the bride had forgotten her shoes. This was an emergency.
Upon asking where they were, she said they were about an hour away. According to the wedding planner, no one would notice if the bride didn't wear her shoes. The bride pleaded with her uncle to get her shoes. The trip took him about 2.5 hours. It took us a long time to convince the bride to start the ceremony, but she refused.
Her family came from another country and did not speak English, so they had no idea what was going on at first. Eventually, some of them left. The bride was told as well, her only concern was getting her shoes. Everything took a little longer than expected...everyone was angry. By the time the reception rolled around, about half the guests had left the venue
22. The past coming back to haunt.
An ex-girlfriend of the groom showed up at the wedding, uninvited and drunk. The last time he saw her was over 8 years ago, after he broke up with her ten years earlier. She was very loud and said very graphic things about what she wanted to do to the groom. Ex-boyfriend gets punched in the face by the bride... knocked out cold.
We know the bride to be to be calm and peaceful. Several of us take the ex to her apartment, which is about 20 minutes away, from the reception. She told my wife, "There is nothing that can spoil my wedding day."
23. An encore?
As the couple walked together down the aisle after the vows and the kiss. The mother of the bride made an unexpected announcement. She interrupted the recessional to announce that she and her husband were renewing their vows right then and there. He was mortified but went along with it. They paid for the wedding, after all.
As soon as the bride and groom renewed their vows, the bride's mother invited everyone to the “joint reception.” Throughout the reception, the mother loudly remarked that numerous gifts had been given to the bride and groom, but no one had bothered to bring a gift for the mother and husband. In spite of the fact that none of the guests (nor the wedding party, the planners, or anyone else) knew that the bride's parents would exchange vows.
After a whole night of drinking, the drunken and sobbing mother accused the bride of taking her "special day," called her a bunch of mean things, then grabbed the wedding cake and left. A few weeks later, the couple had another ceremony. Their parents were not invited.
During a wedding I attended, it was actually a rule not to talk directly to the bride. That privilege was reserved for the bride's mom and maid of honor only.
In fact, she kept shushing people when they were whispering under their breaths whilst she walked down the aisle. I mean, I get wanting to have the day all about you. But that was just plain rude!
A friend of mine took out a $7,500 loan for her wedding. She then asked her fiancé to take out a $25,000 loan. He had much better credit, so he got the loan. (She forced him, really, by saying she would leave him if he didn't.) She then begged his parents to pay for their honeymoon. His parents had no idea that she had asked for him to take out a wedding loan.
The parents believed that her parents were paying for a modest outdoor wedding at a local garden, but she lied about it repeatedly until a few weeks before the big day. She threatened to leave her fiancé if he didn't do things the way she wanted. Anyway, his parents were thrilled to pay for their honeymoon cruise. A really, really nice Alaskan cruise. Guess what?
Well, it seems that wasn't enough for this Bridezilla. She then lied to her own parents, saying his parents were only giving them $250 for their honeymoon. Her parents were shocked by this since they paid for the wedding and reception and thought the groom's family would at least cover the honeymoon.
Their recommendation was to get a better job (she worked 20 hours a week at a nail salon as a receptionist) or to at least go full time at her current job and she flat out refused, stating that there was so much to do in planning for the wedding/honeymoon, etc. She was a nightmare. Fourteen months after they got married, they divorced.
My college friends came from pretty fancy families back east. The wedding and reception were held at the extra posh country club where her parents raised her. But it wasn't until two days before the ceremony when her stepmom showed up to see the location that her dad and stepmom became interested in the full event.
She had a tendency of acting a bit like a diva, she was so shocked by the color of the wooden chairs in the hall, that she demanded they were painted a different color before the wedding.
27. A bash to remember.
I was forced to attend a wedding by my wife years ago that I didn't want to be at, but I'm forever grateful that she did because I was able to witness one of the most amazing dramas imaginable. It was like an episode of Jerry Springer. It was then that the bride's LOVER intervened and yelled, "I'll be damned if I'm going to keep quiet and let you take my woman. You sorry piece of garbage you are!"."
The deranged old redneck proceeds to shoot the groom with a pistol if he does not give her up. There were maybe 40 or so people at the wedding, but they all ran screaming and screaming. Maybe two people called the police. From the church window, I grabbed my wife's hand and we stepped outside to watch the rest of the scene unfold. It was definitely a wedding to remember!
28. Tragic end.
The first night of a three-day wedding had a raging party. Everyone had a great time. There were no obscenely drunk or dramatic people, the food was excellent, the servers were funny, and the music was at the perfect volume. It was a once-in-a-lifetime event, and everyone enjoyed it -- from the 90-year-old granddad to the one-year-old toddler. But what happened next was unexpected.
The wedding was the next day. Both the bride and groom are coming separately to the church, but the groom is late. A traffic accident has held him up, but he'll be there soon. The only thing he has to do is slide down the aisle in his tuxedo and get to the altar. Because of the accident, he'd been so late -- 45 minutes -- but whatever, he's there now.
It doesn't matter that things are delayed as nothing can ruin this day for the bride. The couple say their vows and begin to walk down the aisle. The groom falls to the ground, dead before he hits the ground. An aneurysm took him out. But that's not the worst of it. On the way to the ceremony, he hit traffic caused by the bride's grandparents being in a car accident, and they had also passed away.
29. Horsing around.
I once heard a story about a traditional wedding in which the bride and groom asked for a horse. These people placed the horse in the aisle and surrounded the horse with firecrackers and sparklers!
He then freaked out and bolted out of that place, destroying everything in his path. They never brought horses to weddings again.
30. The 'Best' Man.
During the rehearsal the night before, this happened. Wedding and rehearsal were very large, larger than a lot of weddings. The minister quickly reviewed the vows while giving instructions on what to do. He then addressed objections. There was a shocking confession by the best man. He was in love with the bride and he knew she felt the same way.
My sister was horrified as well. There was a lot of confusion and chaos. After that, neither the bride nor the groom spoke to him again, as far as I know.
A coworker and I went to a wedding and the maid of honor admitted to being the other woman and that the groom had cheated with her for months. In tears, the bride left the groom and the Maid of Honor immediately tried to talk to him, but she told him that she wasn't going to hurt the bride and that he needed to go.
It has been almost a year since I heard from the groom. The bride is doing much better and is now a manager here. They are on speaking terms, but I don't think their relationship will ever be the same.
32. What could have been...
The girl my brother always thought of as a friend went to high school and college with him. Our grandparents lived next door to hers. Her little sister and I were friends. Our parents were good friends.... Anyway, she gets engaged and plans a wedding. Of course, we were invited. My brother was in town for her wedding, so she came over to our parents' house a few days before the wedding to tell them she would leave her fiancé for him.
Like, declares this in front of my family. Of course, he was like, “What the hell?”. They'd never dated before. They had never kissed. He was never interested in her. There was a weird moment when she was crying and declaring her love for him. Fast forward like 15 years and she’s still married to the guy. They look happy. Somehow.
It was my sisters first wedding. Never really liked the groom from the first time I met him. He proposed about a year later. They began planning their wedding a year later. Nevertheless, they get married in a civil ceremony with plans to have their big ceremony later in the year. Several months after the civil ceremony, the groom undergoes heart surgery for a bad valve he's had since birth.
It's finally the big ceremony, except it's devoid of all major elements. My sister-in-law brought me her credit card bill less than a year after they got married and asked if I knew what that $600 charge was. A little internet research reveals that he's tipping cam girls. They divorced about a year later.
It's clear what had happened. My sister-in-law had good health insurance and because he didn't have it at his job, he convinced her to marry him earlier than expected so he could get on her insurance, get the surgery, and then split up.
34. Dress from hell.
Attended a wedding where the groom accidentally spilled champagne on the bride's dress. Obviously, she's not the only bridezilla out there who would go crazy. But it turned nasty within seconds.
As a result of her anger over the dress, she started blaming him for everything wrong with the wedding, issues with his family followed, and finally she questioned his mental health. He had a history of mental illness. In front of about 150 people, she screamed at the top of her lungs. The poor guy had no chance.
It had been awhile since the bride's father had seen her since her mom divorced him. He had remarried and joined a controversial religious group. Her new wife was not invited, but her father came and appeared supportive.
That was until he stood up during vows and declared that my friend was "a pig just like her mother," and that the groom should "get out while he can," because the bride was "a soul-leeching succubus."
36. There's something wrong with this picture...
I worked as a videographer at a wedding. Despite being really happy and everything, the groom seemed disinterested and bored. We need to film the ceremony and everything, including some shots of the guests mingling. It seems my friend does not have any footage of the groom. He asks if I've seen him. I say no but offer to walk around and look.
Eventually, I find the groom sitting on a bench by the lake. Then I saw something I wish I could unsee. He was chatting with one of the bridesmaids. Neither of them notices me, but I see them share a kiss. As I mentioned it to my buddy, he just shrugged and said we were there to film the wedding, so it was not our concern, but I still feel guilty.
37. The Maid of dishonor.
One of m ex-best friends asked me to be the maid of honor at her wedding, but since I was "too ugly", I had to refrain from getting in any of the photos.
I thought she was kidding at first, so I started laughing. But she was deadly serious. She didn't even crack a smile. I've never been so insulted in my whole life.
38. Tell us how you REALLY feel.
As the bride and groom stand at the altar, the minister begins to speak, saying something to the effect of, "We are here in the presence of friends and family who are all here to give this union their blessing."
The groom's mother then stands up and says, "No, not everybody.". I do not give this my blessing.” And so they continued on. Just like that...without another word on the matter said.
39. Meet the parents.
During the wedding ceremony, my now husband's in-laws made sure to urge him not to marry me literally MINUTES before the ceremony began. After our honeymoon, we lived with my in-laws for about three months. RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME, they would beg him to move out, take full custody of our son, and just forget about me.
He was told that I wasn't the girl they had planned for him (very controlling people) or that there was someone else who they thought would be a better match for the family. After almost four years together, my father-in-law still says things like that to me. My mother-in-law says things when I'm not around.
40. 2 Timer.
So we've all watched films, where someone objects at a wedding. That someone usually tends to be someone the bride or groom have been having an affair with...you know the crack.
Well, when my friend was about to get married, a woman burst in and screamed at the top of her lungs, “I'm the real wife, stop the wedding.” I was GOBSMACKED. The story even got picked up by local news.
41. The Ex
It is only one week and a half till my big day. But, for the last few months, my mother-in-law has been a nightmare. She won’t stop comparing me to my future husband’s ex-wife! Everything I do she compares to her.
She has even told me that has to use fake flowers because that is what his ex-girlfriend did. It doesn’t stop there; she has requested that we use the same bakers he chose and she’s criticizing everything I do that was different to her. The ex is better at this, the ex was better at that… it’s intolerable.
42. Bridezilla Mode
My boyfriend’s best friend’s fiancé asked me to be her bridesmaid. I would have been pleased but she asked me to fill in so that she would have an even number of bridesmaids and she wanted all the bridesmaids to be a particular weight. So, there was nothing appealing about this offer, but I had to say yes nonetheless. The whole year before, she would contact me every two days.
If the bridesmaids did not answer immediately, she would text and call again. She had pretty much fallen out with everyone for everything – the church because of the flowers, the caterer because of the food. She was a complete bridezilla. She actually fired a bridesmaid because she had put weight on. She was crazy about everything. She ended up having a perfect day – but she’d made a lot of enemies in the process.
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I am a hair and makeup artist so of course, I do a lot of weddings. And I have seen my fair share of wedding horror stories. I turned up at this wedding to sort out the bridesmaids and everything was hectic and chaotic.
They were all acting totally strange too because they had stolen some alcohol from the bar. And, while we were all running around crazily because we were late, the father of the bride put the wrong suit on and the grandma got left at home. I was glad when the day was over. It would have been better had I got a tip, but I had no such luck.
44. Last Minute Cancellation
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I am a baker so I provide wedding catering sometimes. This one time, the groom cancelled on his fiancé just a week before they were set to get married. The parents had told him they did not want him to marry this girl and so they refused to pay for anything.
Everything had already been booked but they pulled out of the agreement as a last-minute chance to try and get their son to not marry this girl. All of the vendors lost out on payment after already having prepared and ordered the goods for the wedding. The parents just stopped responding to texts and emails.
45. Wedding Day Cheating
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One time I was a guest at a friend’s wedding. I had only met the groom once before the wedding so I didn’t really know him very well. But, in that very brief time, it became fully apparent it would be very difficult for him to stay committed to any woman. Anyway, the couple went through with the marriage, and at the end of the reception after a fair few drink later he was nowhere to be found.
He was then found by a bridesmaid in the bathroom getting a bit too familiar with another female guest. AT least he’d been found out this time because apparently it had happened a few times before but had never come to light. But on the wedding day of all days, really? When she found out she filed for a divorce, just one month after the big day.
46. Material Mishap
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I’m a wedding planner so I have had a lot of hectic wedding days. This one bride’s wedding dress is completely ripped showing her bottom. She rang me in a complete panic not knowing what to do and thinking she would either have to cancel the day or she would not have a dress to wear.
By some miracle, someone in her family was a seamstress and she managed to repair the dress. She managed to do it very fast so that the dress didn’t even have to be taken a where to be fixed. She walked down the aisle like she was meant to and nobody knew anything and ever gone wrong.
47. Tornado on the Day
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I was a bridesmaid in what was definitely the most eventful wedding I had ever been to. It was taking place in Kansas City in May which Is the peak tornado season in the Midwest. The wedding day was forecast to be really bad for storms and our area was on tornado watch all day.
You can see where this is going. It was just an hour before the wedding was due to start when the tornado sirens went off. All of the bridal party had to shelter underground in her house for around an hour and we had no signal to call anyone else to find out what was going on or to communicate. Thankfully in a stroke of luck, the tornado finished and so the wedding could go ahead. The wedding was able to happen three hours later. It was a pretty dramatic day, to say the least.
48. Family Turning Up
My wedding plans were pretty much entirely different from what ended up happening. We had planned to meet at the chat at 2.30 so that I could get my makeup done and be ready for 5 o clock. That was not what happened. At 9 am the doorbell went and a dozen of my fiancé’s family were standing outside. Apparently, it was expected in his country that the groom’s family would be entertained the first thing on the day of the wedding as a time to bond before the ceremony.
SO, I suddenly had a whole family waiting to be entertained and fed and I had had absolutely no idea about it. My groom had forgotten to tell me that this was a part of his culture. More people continued to arrive until there were just under 50 people. They made themselves at home and cooked themselves food. My cupboards were completely bare by the time the day was over. A little warning would have been nice.
49. TV Production
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My friend at college had decided to have her wedding recorded for the TV show A Wedding Story. But the crew filming behind the scenes was a nightmare, everything was crowded and what is already a hectic time was even more chaotic as everyone had to maneuver around each other and everyone was talking at once.
There was little room for anything, and the pastor opened the ceremony y saying that he wished he was marrying off the TV crew. All of the attention should have been on the wedding and the bride was on the television crew and they pretty much stole the show. Plus, one of the production guys was trying it on with one of the bridesmaids – who was there with her boyfriend. And so, a fight broke out. The day did not go as planned.
50. Barbie Dolls
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One bride I knew had all her dream wedding planned. Most things had been organized, and everything had gone smoothly. She’d ordered her bridesmaid dresses and she couldn’t wait to see them.
She had very high hopes, she’d ordered everyone a dress so she knew these would be the ones. They arrived and to say they were too small for the bridesmaids would be an understatement. They were Barbie doll dresses. She said afterward that she had thought the price seemed too good to be true.
51. Burnt Toast
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I went to one wedding and it was a lovely day. But planning had gone wrong somewhere because the ceremony took place right next to the kitchen. It stank of burnt toast and dirty pans.
It was pretty distracting and it was a shame because everything else was really nice. Thankfully the bride and groom didn’t seem to notice too much which is the main thing. It was more just unfortunate for the guests.
52. Stealing the Show
I didn’t really like the best man’s girlfriend (who unfortunately is now his wife). But when I walked down the aisle for my wedding day, I saw her trying to get her boyfriend’s attention, telling him that that was her song.
The song I walked down to was Pachelbel’s Canon in D but apparently, she was more interested in the fact that I had used a sing she wanted rather than having respect for the wedding. Thankfully, it is all on camera because the videographer captured the whole thing.
53. Splat Into the Cake
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I was attending a wedding of a distant family member. I wasn’t really that sure of anyone who was there, or even why I was there in fact. But it will remain the funniest wedding story so it was all worth it. I saw one of the very drunk second cousins leaning on the cake table with a bit too much weight.
They clearly hadn’t realized what they were doing or how precarious it looked at the time. The next thing, the cake table has completely tipped over. The cake fell splat onto the floor. It was beyond salvageable it was a big pile of goo on the floor. The cousin was mortified and the whole thing was just extremely uncomfortable.
54. A Terrible Singer
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On your wedding day, the bride and groom always want everything to be perfect. They allocate the very best people for the jobs. This couple had given the job of singing during the ceremony to their best friend who had been completely honoured. But when it came to it, she did a horrible job.
She started singing but she was so emotional that she was choking on her words and it really just came out like a strained cat. It was not the vibe they were going for. You’d think when it was all going horribly wrong, she may have cut the song short. But in fact, it was as though her plan was to make up for it by doing an extra-long version that just never seemed to come to an end.
55. Bridesmaid Encounters
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When planning my wedding I was literally the total opposite of a bridezilla. In fact, I was so chilled about the whole thing I told the three bridesmaids to pick their own dresses. My bridesmaid chose a dress and my other bridesmaid was happy with it and I loved it. We’d all thought that the other bridesmaid had too. But then a few days later I got an email that had been intended for the other two bridesmaids but had sent it accidentally to me too.
It said that I hadn’t planned my wedding well at all and had not even bothered to pick a dress and that the dress that had been chosen was horrid and they’d all look gross. She had not realized that it had not been picked by me, that the other two girls had picked it. We were all mortified. She changed right out of her dress as soon as the wedding breakfast was over.
56. Messy Family
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My family situation was extremely messy, so I had to go to a wedding to support the partner of one of my close friends as his daughter was getting married. But I didn’t really want to because of awkward situations between the family.
But, before the reception had even begun, we got evicted from the wedding. We were sent out Infront of everyone. My friend’s ex-wife had stormed over and told us to get out now. You may wonder what we could possibly have done for such a reaction? We had told her that she looked nice. Apparently, this was not allowed, or acceptable.
57. Throwing Up
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Getting drunk at a wedding is no surprise and no crime. It happens too often when people do something embarrassing. But this was the worst thing I had ever seen at a wedding so far.
The bridesmaid had enjoyed herself a bit too much and had too much alcohol to drink during dinner. Then, she grabbed the centrepiece vase in the middle of the room and threw up in it. It was a very public scene, and whilst she’d saved everyone from a mess, it was not her finest moment.
58. No Best Man Speech
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I was at the wedding of my oldest friend. The groom and best man had been out drinking the night before in traditional style. But they took it too far and drank way too much considering it was the big day in the morning. The best man hadn’t even written his speech yet, so he then had no time left to write one. And, he was really hungover so he couldn’t even string anything decent together to say.
He literally stood up, said his name and how long he had known the groom and sat right back down. At first people thought it was a joke and that he really had an amazing speech up his sleeve. But when nothing came it was a very awkward moment for the whole room. To say the bride was not happy was an understatement.
59. A Series of Bad Luck
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We were due to get married in Kos, Greece. But the plane was struck by lightning on the way out it was some seriously bad luck. So, we were then diverted to Rome so that the plane could land quickly and be looked over to see if it was okay. Somehow, in the journey two lost our passports. When we arrived at the new plane, we realised we could not find them anywhere.
We were beside ourselves and we were trying to talk with immigration. Thankfully, with scans that we had of our passports and a lot of convincing, they let us through. Of course, by this time the driver had gone home so we had to hitch a lift from the husband of our wedding planner. Bizarrely, when we got on the speedboat to go to the wedding there was one of the guys who had refused us entry into the country.
60. Wedding Dress Disaster
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This was the ultimate wedding dress fail. I went to this wedding and the bride had picked the most extravagant dress ever. It has multiple layers and it was so huge that her father could not walk her down the aisle, he had to walk in front of her instead because the dress was that big.
And, the aisle had been lined with candles, and as she walked down the aisle her dress knocked them over one by one. All of the lanterns were on the floor and nobody knew what to do so she had to continue regardless as it was too late to rearrange everything.
61. Drunken Grandma
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My funniest wedding experience sounds so strange that most people think it’s a joke at first. My grandma (of all people) got completely wasted at my sister’s wedding, she barely knew what was going on.
She went to cut the cake and she did it with her credit card. It was so embarrassing. Of course, it didn’t work either. Now the time has passed we all find it hilarious (apart from grandma) especially because the marriage didn’t work out anyway. So maybe it was a sign of things to come.
62. A proposal
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This is widely considered a no-no unless it has been approved prior to the wedding. But I went to a wedding where another couple got engaged. He bent down on one knee in the middle of the room and proposed.
The bride and groom had no idea this was about to happen and they had not given their approval for It to go ahead. None of us knew how to react, it was clear that the bride and groom were in shock and they had no expected it. We didn’t know whether to congratulate them and make a big thing about it or subtly try and move on like it had never happened. It was really awkward for everyone involved.
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My wedding day started so well. Then, I ended up getting hypothermia during the outdoor photography session. I then missed the reception because I was taken to hospital.
With my new wife in tow (yes, I was the groom). She was still in her wedding dress, stood in the hospital next to her brand-new husband of a couple of hours who now had hypothermia. It was eventful to say the least and not something we will forget in a hurry.
64. The Wrong Name
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Of all the bad things that could happen at a wedding, this has to take the biscuit as the most awkward. At my dad’s own wedding, he got the wrong name. He got up for his speech and said ‘on behalf of my wife Jenny and I.
Jenny is not his wife, it’s his sister-in-law. His wife’s (my mum) name is Sue. We will put this down as extreme nerves. The two of them are still married anyway so It’s now brought up as a family joke and an extremely awkward memory. Particularly for my dad, but my mum wasn’t too happy at the time either.
65. Dancing with A Murderer
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When I was around 10ish, I was at a fairly intimate and small wedding. There was this kid there and he kept on asking to dance with me. I was awkward and he was a teenager so I kept saying no. But he was very persistent and my mum realized what was happening and made me dance with him.
Even at the time, there was something I didn’t like about him, just a feeling. Anyway, I danced with him. Four years later I only see him on the front cover of a newspaper. He had killed his two parents and buried them before trying to run away to Canada with his girlfriend. He had even taken their credit card and tried to bu8y her a ring with it.
66. Sleeping with the Best Man
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One of my friends was at this wedding, it was all going very well everything had gone smoothly. It was time to head back to the reception for the speeches time. The groom stood up and did a really nice speech to his wife.
Well, it seemed it until at the end he said he would finally like to thank his best man who has been sleeping with his wife for months. He dropped this bombshell, stood up, and walked out. Now that was a man who wanted revenge. Nobody could believe it; it was like it was out of a film.
67. Mourning the Day
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I had a whole host of things go wrong on my wedding day. It actually sounds pretty unbelievable. First, there was the cat, who decided the day before my wedding would be a good time to rip it. Then there was my mother-in-law who decided to whisper to me that I looked fat in my wedding dress.
Lovely. And then, there was the fact that she had decided to wear all black because for her this was not a celebration and she was mourning the fact that her son was marrying me and she now had me as a daughter-in-law.
68. Breaking A Kid’s Toe
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My wedding day went so well, and I can say as some miracle it went without a glitch. Almost. We had hired a gorgeous classic convertible car to take us from the church.
My new husband got in to drive away and we had the whole lot, tin cans act. Then my husband drives right over the foot of some kid. Not a wedding guest, but a random child on the street. Right over his foot.
69. Bloody Dancefloor
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I was married in Scotland at a traditional Scottish wedding. We were dancing the Eightsome Reel when my husband went o spin me in an impressive twirl. None of them were dancers so this was a brave move. Unfortunately, he isn’t the most coordinated and his arm whacked me right in the nose which exploded with blood.
There was blood all over the dance floor and all over my white wedding own. It was clearly broken and it took two hours to stop bleeding. I refused to go to the hospital on my wedding day. But by the time it had stopped bleeding most of my guests had gone home anyway.
70. Honeymoon Gate Crasher
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Me and my wife had a lovely day, then we all went for dinner together with all of our friends. It was nearly time to take my new wife home and enjoy our honeymoon.
We had a mutual friend who didn’t want to go home because it was dark and she did not want to use public transport. I couldn’t bring myself to refuse her, especially since my wife had told her of course you can stay and spend the night with us. We lived in a studio apartment so that was the honeymoon night ruined.