However, most couples who are ready to walk down the aisle are hopefully in such a blissed-out state of heart-eye emoji happiness that they're not concerned about the flowers being the wrong color or the cake melting in the sun. So, when a Reddit user asked, 'What’s the worst wedding you’ve ever been to?' people were ready to share the story of the wedding they wish they never attended.
Only horrible for one person. The main hostess for the reception of about 30 guests. She carried in the 3-tier wedding cake, rather than using a cart. She not only dropped it, but fell face first into it on the floor. First dead silence...then a few giggles....and then her emotional breakdown like I have never seen before.
She was completely devastated from both the embarrassment and ruining that special moment. We all eventually assured her that we're half drunk and don't care about the cake. The best part was that she easily collected $1,000 more in tips than she would have had that not happened. - Scrappy_Larue
The usher was handing out little pamphlets, and as he did would let every single person know that he had just got engaged recently. - BammaLamb
The groom waiting at the end of the aisle all smiles and happiness until a bridesmaid came quietly walking down the aisle and pulled him aside to talk to him. The bride had run off. - Kilen13
Definitely my friends wedding last year. They had only known each other for 6 months or so before they got married. She was Mormon, he was Atheist. We all thought it was really weird. The parents of the bride and groom hated each other. Two moms got into a verbal argument, then it because physical.
I don't know who make the accusation, but one said they're only getting married because she's knocked up. Aaaaand she popped a baby out 6 months later trying to pass it off as a preemie. Yea no. - wtfapkin
The DJ got so drunk that she couldn't even stand. She didn't have the brides wedding song, so a group of people all joined hands and tried to sing the song (some random country crap) for her and she just stood in the middle of the circle crying in her dress, and no one knew the lyrics.
And her father got wasted and started a fight which ended with him destroying a stop sign with his fists. Let's not forget that us in the wedding party got picked up in a NASCAR stretch limo. Classy, classy, classy Florida. - treylek
At a wedding of a college friend of my husbands, we learned that the bride (his old friend) had been in love with him for over a decade. We learned this from the women at our table at the reception. We introduced ourselves while we waited for the bride and groom to arrive.
They were horrified that we were there - and extremely worried. My husband had NO idea that she had feelings for him. She bee-lined right for our table after the 'introducing Mr & Mrs' thing - ignoring her family and leaving her husband standing alone. She clung to my husband and sobbed - lifting her head to glare at me. She had to be pulled off of him.
She repaired herself, then followed us as we tried to leave quietly - her parting shot was to stare at my chest and say, 'well I guess I know what I was missing all along!' Her new husband was in shock and my husband was horrified and embarrassed - he was completely clueless and would never have gone to the wedding if he'd know she was obsessed with him. It was bizarre. - streamstroller
The groom's sister got sorority girl wasted in the limo on the way to the reception. She stashed a brown paper-bag with two fifths of Pucker under her chair for the Lord's prayer. She held my hand the entire time chanting 'I need to pee'. She drank heavily all through the meal and then caught the bouquet. The guy that caught the garter had his head shoved up her dress while he was putting it on her.
Once he finally emerged from her cavern of drunk doom, he was bright red and ran away. She chased him around and literally flung herself at him to dance aka grope him in front of everyone. She got bored with that and started dancing on the DJs table. The Bride was mortified and in all but tears, so her brother picked up this drunk mess and tried to carry her outside.
This sent the redneck boyfriend into a rage and he picked a fight with the brother. The cops were called. I just sat there wishing I had popcorn to watch the mess. - _Sweater_Puppies_
It was only marginally bad and mostly funny, but, at some point during the ceremony, the best man took a step backward on the altar to allow the priest to walk past. Right into a candle that was behind him. Ended up setting his (light blue - yeah, this was the 90's) suit jacket on fire.
It was quickly put out - happily with no injury to him other than a lost deposit on a tux and a charred shirt. Except he spent the rest of the day looking like he'd taken a mortar round directly between the shoulderblades. Much hilarity. - elkab0ng
The ceremony for my cousin's (the groom) wedding had the most obnoxious priest. I think he was related to my cousin or a long time family friend. The whole ceremony became about him. Before every reading, he would explain what was about to be read for like 5 minutes, then after the reading, would explain it again for another couple minutes before explaining the next reading.
He gave terrible advice like 'If you're having problems, don't talk to each other, talk to me. You have my number.' He mentioned multiple times how he had recently moved to Illinois (where the wedding was taking place). Even between the vows he had to throw his two cents in. After my cousin said 'I Do' he made some comment about 'Oh, I thought you were going to do it with more gusto like when you're cheering for the Bears. I DO!!!'
At the end, he just had to mention himself one more time 'And by the power vested in me by the state of Illinois, which I am now a resident of, I now pronounce you man and wife'. What could have been a 30-45 minute ceremony ended up taking 75-90 minutes. - SiN_Fury
They had practiced their opening dance, a tango, in a large room. The wedding venue was a long and narrow, small room. So, 1 step forward in tango style, 3 steps forward but trampling in place due to guests sitting in their way, 3 steps backward trampling in place again to take 2 steps back to reach the other side guest and start trampling in place again...
And right in the middle of all this, the kitchen starts bringing out food (they hadn't served any food before so this was after complaints from most guests about being hungry). So I have video and photo's (I was photographer) of the couple trampling, with no guest at all watching them... not even the bride's mother... who was destroying a pack of fries with her back turned to the couple's opening dance - Aeri73
I went to a wedding with my boyfriend a few years ago. His friend was marrying a woman that NO ONE liked. she was awful. during the ceremony we could all tell that the best man was uncomfortable. as soon as the ceremony ended the best man burst into tears for about 10 minutes and had to excuse himself.
You could tell he just realized that is best friend was gone forever. we tried to cheer him up and reassure him that him and the groom would still be close, and that the bride wasn't too bad. everyone present knew it was a lie and we were all just so depressed.
Later, the bride came and yelled at our entire group (all of her husband's friends) because we weren't dancing enough. we weren't dancing because they had no dj, just a short playlist with the couples favorite (not dance-y) songs being played on repeat. I think throughout the whole night we heard playlist start and end about 5 times. - moonshinetime
Ex-girlfriend of the groom showed up at the wedding...uninvited and drunk. He broke up with her 10 years earlier, and has not seen her in over 8 years. She was loud and saying very perverted things about what she wanted to do to the groom.
The bride steps up, goes all out and punches the ex in the face...knocks the ex out cold. The bride we know is a normally calm and peaceful person. A few of us carry the ex out of the reception and drop her at her apartment about 20 min away. Bride told my wife that 'there is nothing that will ruin my wedding day' - mrsheikh
Bride and groom were 2 hours late to the wedding. Neither one of them has a license, but had to have a wedding out in the woods. They never thought to contact anyone and ask for a ride to their wedding. Of course they didn't pay the cell phone bill and it got shut off. Didn't matter because there was no cell reception where we were anyway. - cspyny
I've only been to one wedding and it was dad's cousin's wedding. My dad's uncle (the groom's father) did a toast when the groom and bride were at the alter (is this normal? Everyone around me seemed confused), and he said, 'I'm glad I made it out here today. I just want you guys to know that I have cancer and I'm going to die soon. Congrats to my son and his beautiful bride. Enjoy your time!' Everyone was in complete silence. It was the most awkward thing I've possibly ever witnessed. FWIW, this was in 2008 and the groom's father is still alive. - [deleted]
My dad taking pictures at my brother's wedding. It doesn't sound bad, but he was getting in the way of the photographer my brother hired. Every pic he tried to take my dad was right beside him inching him out and pushing him out of the way. My brother and mom were both really pissed at him. - SteroidSandwich
Was a wedding DJ for 7 years. DJ'd several hundred weddings. Seen a lot of stuff. One horrible thing I've witnessed: I introduce the best man to give his speech and hand him the mic.
He starts out by saying, 'Well, there were a lot of things that I didn't agree with in this relationship when it first started, and that I still don't agree with because it's seriously messed up and unbalanced and the dynamic is too one-sided, etc. etc.
(He's staring at the bride while saying this, proceeds to trail off)... but...that's not why we're here today. We're here...to celebrate the marriage between Jack and Ingrid...so I just want to say congratulations, best of luck to you guys, etc. etc.' Everyone in the whole place was just looking around, glancing nervously at one another.
Afterwards the father of the groom or bride (can't remember which one) comes up to me and says, 'Thank you for not cutting the mic. I saw you looking at the head table and at us for direction and when you didn't get it, you didn't act. I appreciate that because I think it would have been even more awkward if he had just been cut off and didn't get the chance to at least come back to congratulating them.' Most awkward compliment I've ever received. - ARocketKnight