It's a paradox, or a challenge: On the one hand, weddings are formal occassions that demand our finest Spanx and our best behavior. On the other hand, there's a dance floor and an open bar. Not everybody has what it takes to maintain a solid balance.
Drunk uncles, entitled mothers-in-law, thirsty aunts...weddings involve a large cast of characters, and it doesn't always go so well. A Reddit thread asked, "Who was the rudest guest at your wedding?"
The stories make for entertaining warnings.
My Father-In-Law. As Best Man, he carried my ring in his pocket. He went outside to smoke his pipe before the ceremony and was fiddling with the ring and dropped it in the grass. It was night. The wedding was delayed as everyone got flashlights to help look for it. No one told me what was going on. They couldn't find it, so my MIL let my husband borrow her anniversary band, that was fancy and had diamonds in it.
When the time came, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a fancier ring than we had chosen. I thought it was a surprise for me. My MIL approached me after the ceremony and told me there was no way I was keeping it. A few minutes later someone out in the yard actually FOUND MY RING! At the reception, my FIL vomited on my dress.-windywx22