Wow. We hope nothing like the below ever happens to you on your wedding day!
People were asked the question “what’s the worst wedding you have attended?” Hear about the bad, the awkward and outright bizarre from first hand accounts.
1. My Uncle’s 2nd Wedding
“He had left his wife and baby daughter after having an affair with his nephew’s girlfriend. That would be messy enough, except he was in his late 30s and the girlfriend was 15. They got married when she was 16. There was a lot of hurt feelings in the family and the wedding was just incredibly awkward. They got divorced a year later and he’s onto his 5th or 6th marriage now, and living down in Cuba which is just as well because he’s pretty much burned every bridge he had.”
2. The Drunken Sisters
“An hour after the wedding was supposed to start, neither the bride nor the groom was there. All of the guests were there though, among them my cousin, a young handsome athlete who’d injured his leg and was on crutches. Then the bride’s sisters, got into the liquor. They started drunkenly hitting on my cousin, who tried to get away from them but couldn’t escape them on his crutches.
My uncle finally showed up, his car had broken down and he’d had to hitchhike, in a white tux, to his wedding. The bride eventually showed up even later. She’d apparently stepped off the curb to leave and broken her heel off. She’d had to go back and try to fix it with glue. On her way back out the door the SECOND time, she’d stopped to give her hair an extra spray….and accidentally sprayed it with a can of lysol instead, causing her to go shower and entirely redo her hair and makeup.
When the bride and groom were FINALLY both there….they realized no one had brought the music. So everyone walked down the aisle in dead silence with drunk bridesmaids and half of the original guest list present…the wedding went better than the marriage.”
3. Listen To Your Mother
“The Bride doesn’t show up after 2hrs of waiting then calls to tell the groom that she changed her mind. Groom starts crying and his mum shouts “shut up! I told you to marry Kathy but noooooo Kathy was too fat huh? You just had to chase a model! Why would Jessica want you? You’re broke an you’re ugly. Kathy wouldn’t have stood you up cause she’s ugly too. Serves you right.” Yes people Kathy was there but just like everyone else she was afraid to confront the mum. She did give him a hug afterwards though.”
4. Mail Order Bride
“My dad’s wedding to his second wife. She was a mail order bride from Ukraine. Just married him for a green card and to get an education here. Once she did, she divorced him took half of his assets and their house. The whole thing was a sham, and everyone knew it from the get go. The ceremony was bad because everyone was apprehensive of the whole thing; It is hard to be joyous and happy for their union when you’re trying to convince the groom not to go through with it.”
5. Justice of The Peace
“Best man (20-something) was making out with the Justice of the Peace (she was at least in her 50s, maybe 60s). This was bad enough as is, but the fun really began when the Justice’s husband came into the reception hall and got a little ticked off. Shoes were thrown and the best man was chased away by the old man.”
6. Karma Chameleon
“My ex-wife’s uncle. He was in his fifties, his bride was in her twenties and younger than his daughter of his first marriage. Shotgun ceremony, there was an undercurrent of ill-disguised fury in the wedding venue.
It all got worse during the wedding party – the top table ate the ENTIRE buffet, leaving nothing for the other guests, so somebody was forced to take a run down to a local takeaway. About 20 minutes into the disco, one set of in-laws trod on the foot of the other set of in-laws, refused to apologise, and both sides came together like a battle scene in Game of Thrones, all to the sound of Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon. Blood everywhere, the DJ pulled the plug, and everybody was thrown out of the community centre. It wasn’t even 6pm, and guests were still arriving, and the guy sent out for the takeaway food arrived shortly after with arms full of fish and chips and a half-empty car park. Best wedding ever.”
7. What About The Baby?
“It was the wedding for my aunt and her fiancee. Everything was going great until we got to the “I do” part. When it was my aunt’s turn, instead of saying “I do” she yelled “I can’t do this!” and ran out. That’s pretty bad, right? It got worse. As she was running out her fiancee turned around and yelled “What about the baby?!” That was how we found out my aunt was pregnant.”
8. The Groom
“I made it through the ceremony but social anxiety brought on a panic attack and I spent most of the $50,000 reception either in the bathroom or pacing around the grounds like a crazy guy off his meds. (Which I guess I was.) Years later the day haunts me. I haven’t spoken to about half of the guests, including some good friends, since out of shame and anxiety. My wife and I are still together but the marriage almost crumbled as soon as it began.”
9. The Little Brother
“My cousins’ wedding was pretty bad. She had been with her boyfriend for 6 years before he proposed, and they had waited until they were 28 and had their career/schooling taken care of to get married because they wanted to do it right. She had been planning her dream wedding for a YEAR; it was going to be perfect. And then, her little brother knocked up a girl and decided he had to marry her. So a month before my cousin was supposed to have her perfect wedding, her parents decided to give the exact same wedding to her brother. Same church, same reception hall, same EVERYTHING. They went all out and paid for an extravagant wedding for their son who had just turned 19 and had been with his girlfriend for 2 months, when their daughter was getting married next month!”
What’s the worst wedding you have ever witnessed?