People Describe The Absolute Worst Weddings They've Ever Been To

People Describe The Absolute Worst Weddings They've Ever Been To
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We all love a good wedding, where the bride and groom are beaming after officially declaring their love in front of close friends and family gathered together in celebration.

Sure, wedding planning can be a headache, but the final result leading to the day of the nuptials usually proves it was all worth it.

Until something goes wrong.

Unfortunately, not all weddings are made the same and the special day can wind up being a major matrimonial miss.


Curious to hear from those who've witnessed a trainwreck on a jubilant occasion, Redditor HairyFungus asked:

"What’s the worst wedding you’ve ever been to?"

Some things are better left unsaid until after the wedding.

Oh, Brenda

"Grooms mother came to the bride's room where we were all snacking and getting ready and generally having a good time, listening to music and doing hair and makeup. She wanted to say some heartfelt message to the bride. Now the bride's father had passed away not long before, so we were doing everything we could to keep things upbeat and positive. Mother of the groom proceeds to tell her all about how her dad is looking down from heaven in happy tears and how he hates to miss this day and bride starts crying. Not just crying-- full on ugly crying."

"Her makeup is now in her decolletage and her nose is red and running. The MOG hands her back to us by saying, 'Oh dear, she can't walk down the aisle like this!' and leaves the damn room. We spend half an hour calming the bride down, cooling her face, fixing her makeup. The ceremony started late and the maid of honor had just a basic ponytail because we had to spend so much time on damage control. The bride spent most of the reception just sitting and looking exhausted. The MOG danced her socks off."

"F'k you, Brenda for sabotaging the day. I've disliked you ever since, you selfish hag."

– Flahdagal

Dark History

"Wife and I got dragged to her friend’s mother’s wedding. I think it was her 3rd marriage. Other than it being super awkward it went off without a hitch."

"The reason for it being awkward was the son of the bride was involved in the murder of the groom’s nephew. He went with some friends to buy drugs but turns out they didn’t have any intention of paying for them. The bride’s son was at the wedding. He was charged with murder and plead down to something that got him multiple years probation."

– kevinACS

Monster-In-Law

"I attended a family wedding where the groom told his mother in law about an hour before the ceremony that he didn't like her. There were a lot of tears but the bride married him anyway. After the reception, he got drunk and tossed his wedding ring into a field and a wedding guest found it the next morning. Somehow they are still married but I don't have a lot of hope for their future."

– inurface_spacecoyote

Well, these took the cake for being the cringiest.

Paying The Price

"Friend's wife thought it would be great if guests had to pay an entrance fee/ticket for their wedding. It wasn't cheap either. Her reason is people spend that much for concerts why shouldn't people spend it on seeing 'two rockstars' getting wed?"

"I paid the price for my friend though lol. Had to bring a gift as well. The entrance fee was paid in advance because the wedding had 'limited seating.' Good thing my friend was loved by everyone because I did not see a single friend from the bride(except for family). Her bridesmaid were her sisters."

"Context: They had a love for music and they didn't hire wedding singers for the reception. So basically it was a wedding/concert because the newly wed put out a performance for us. The ticket was like $100 for a country where $150 was the minimum monthly wage."

"For the record, they sent out the invitation for like 10 months or a year in advance so people had plenty of time to scrounge up for the ticket."

"Good voices though, still sh**ty because it was like being forced to pay for a 30 minute concert that I didn't want to go to. Love my friend to death so it was great to hear him sing and I don't regret going even for a second."

– 223333aaa

Bride Number Five

"I used to photograph weddings. This one took the cake. The bride was doing shots at 8am in the bridal suite getting ready. She then has the maid of honor call one of the guys to make sure they get plastic bottles of vodka, not glass. They were riding on motorcycles and she didn’t want to take a chance of the bottles breaking if they fell off."

"The guy she was marrying she knew for about 2 months. He had four different kids by four different women. How do I know this? He has all of their names tattooed on his arm. Nothing is crossed out, just their names in a row. She told me the significance and then bragged she’d be the fifth on his arm."

"The reception was a sh*t show. They passed through a Harley dealership and were an hour late to the reception from the ceremony. A drunken squad of bikers with bride and bridesmaids on the back of their bikes. One guy hit a car in the parking lot because he was so blitzed. By the end of the night the bride was passed out on a table while the groom was doing shots with other ladies at the reception."

"Took great photos for them."

– Compulsive-Gremlin

These weddings sure caused a scene.

Two Parties Collide

"This was a wedding reception. There was a swingers group that would host parties at a bar inside a hotel. Well the hotel also booked a wedding reception for the same night as the swingers party. Well the groom ended up hooking up with an older lady there and was caught leaving her room. Groom was slapped and punched, bride was raging crying and screaming. Groomsmen had zero idea what to do and were similarly plastered. Groom was fairly drunk and got a bloody nose after she punched him in the face a few times. Both families were screaming at each other and bridesmaids were being held back by staff and other family members. They looked more than ready to rip that guy apart. Cops got called and everyone was kicked out. That night was the talk of the town and group for a while. The hotel made sure to not book receptions and swingers on the same night from now on."

– F'kitall1121

So Much Buzz

"I was a bridesmaid in an outdoor wedding where the ceremony took place at a gazebo in a garden. I missed the rehearsal due to work, but followed along with the groomsmen I was paired with. I'm not sure the issue was addressed at the rehearsal, but there was a beehive under the gazebo. Loud music and sound equipment, lots of hairspray and perfume smells, people stomping on the gazebo taking pics and such. The bees were not happy. The whole wedding party was swatting and cringing. The officiant was rushing things as much as he could to get us out of there. I never saw the wedding video, but I'm sure it was a complete mess."

– Muppet_Rock

TMI

"The one where the best man decided to do his speech standing in front of the bride and groom. To really rub salt into the wound his speech consisted almost entirely of vivid descriptions of the grooms extensive sexual exploits."

"Unsurprisingly, the bride walked out and locked herself in the toilet."

– Sledger666

Sweltering Celebration

"Went to a dry wedding in August. We were in a tent with no circulation. I was sweaty. Speeches were done before the dinner. The maid of honour had a 45 minute slideshow of pictures of her and the bride. It was legitimately the worst wedding I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to a wedding where the bride had a camo dress on."

– larsy87

Not to minimize any of the trauma these wedding day participants endured, but I can't help but think of the carnage unfolding during the infamous Game of Thrones blood wedding episode or the Kill Bill climax with the bride of vengeance.

Of course, weddings don't have to end up in a bloodbath, but seriously, there is a time and place for drama.

Save that date for another occasion.

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