15 of the Most Awkward Wedding Photos in Existence

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There are two types of wedding photos. There are the photos taken by a professional wedding photographer. Then there are the ones taken by guests at the wedding.

When hiring a wedding photographer, the hope is that you’ll end up with photos that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Capturing the big day is important. Usually there are staged photos of the wedding party, the bride and groom, the bride with her bridesmaids, the list goes on.

When it comes to photos taken by wedding guests, you never know what you’re going to get. They may be hilarious and silly photos, or they may capture the event even better than the professional photos.

Regardless of who is taking the photos, you’re bound to end up with a few duds. In fact, some people have some wedding photos that are so awkward that they’re worth treasuring just for the hilarity of the moment.

The site Awkward Family Photos has a special category just for awkward wedding photos. That’s how common and hilarious these types of photos are. Here are 15 of the most awkward wedding photos ever.

  1. Wedding Tackle


    Allison wrote:

    This is a picture from my sister’s wedding. My daughter is the flower girl and my son is the linebacker. My son would not stand still for the pictures so my husband held him until the photographer was ready. When the photographer was ready, my husband let my son go and this was the result.

  2. Shirts & Skins

    Anne-Marye wrote:

    My Wedding: August of 2004. In what has become known as a “family” thing, men from his side shed clothes as the night goes on. This is me and my husband’s Uncle about halfway through our reception at a local restaurant/bar.

  3. No Flipping

    Suzie wrote:

    Here’s my Mom and Dad in September 1970. This was always my favorite photo from their wedding because it’s just so cornball. You have to give credit to the photographer for the picture of my dad in the TV. This was years before Photoshop, so I’m not sure how the heck he pulled this trick off.

  4. Flower Hurl

    Lindsay wrote:

    This picture captures my niece’s reaction to my husband and I kissing as bride and groom. Everyone else looks so happy, which makes her face of disgust even more hilarious.

  5. Reach Out

    Laura wrote:

    I photographed my sister-in-law’s wedding (my husband’s sister). I knew the window overlooked a part of the hotel’s roof, but I didn’t notice the workers until after I snapped a few pictures. When I got home and downloaded all the pictures, I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this. Lucky for me she has a good sense of humor and allowed me to share it with you.

  6. Split in Half

    Stephanie wrote:

    I was cleaning out a closet and came across our wedding album, now I remember why I never look at it. Don’t skimp on your wedding photographer!

  7. Taken by a Wedding Guest

    Jerry wrote:

    This was was taken by one of the wedding attendees who obviously wasn’t waiting for us to say cheese.

  8. Held in My Hands

    Steve wrote:

    It’s a pity the bride was too small for the wedding night.

  9. Stop Taking Pictures

    Brooke wrote:

    Please notice this excellent photo of my family featuring a cranky grandma, an exhausted mother, a cardboard cut out of a brother who couldn’t be in attendance, and the general sense that everyone has been DONE with taking pictures for at least an hour

  10. Floating in the Church

    Grace wrote:

    Our 1987 wedding photographer creeped us out with this one.

  11. Worst Photographer

    Amy wrote:

    We had the worst wedding photographer in the world. I think this says it all.

  12. Wardrobe Malfunction

    Kiely wrote:

    This was me and my brother at our aunt’s wedding. His pants were too big for him, but we thought he’d be okay. Of course, his pants came down at the altar.

  13. Bouquet Toss

    Kandice wrote:

    At my best friend’s wedding, we were extremely determined to catch the bouquet.

  14. Mirror Mirror on the Wall

    Larissa wrote:

    My parents have been married 40 years and this picture from their wedding makes us laugh all the time!

  15. Rear Window

    Ange wrote:

    I’m loving this photo I came across. It’s our wedding day and the ‘rear car window show’ shot was a popular pose back in the late 80’s. Judging by my expression either my new hubby farted or I’ve just realized what I’ve done.