15 People Reveal the Worst Things They’ve Ever Seen At Weddings

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A bride usually spends a lot of time and energy planning her wedding. She usually has an image in her head of what she wants the wedding to look alike. Along with her groom, the help of her family and close friends, and possibly a wedding planner, the wedding goes from concept to reality. Or does it?

Sometimes weddings don’t go according to plan. Probably more often than not there is something that goes wrong. It could be an issue with the seating chart that ends in an argument. It could be a problem with the food or a toast that went very wrong. You may even be thinking of an incident that happened at a wedding you attended.

Reddit user reddit_userr wanted to hear some interesting wedding stories and asked, “What is the worst thing you’ve ever seen happen at a wedding?” The answers range from the bride ending up in the hospital to wedding speeches gone terribly wrong. Hopefully nothing like these wedding horror stories ever happens at a wedding you attend.

  1. Everyone in Tears

    Reddit user chipmunksyndrome wrote:

    One of my wife’s coworkers got married this past summer. Her father passed away from a fatal heart attack the morning of the wedding but her family insisted and convinced her to go in with it, so she did. It was awkward as hell and nobody in the building made it through without crying, even the minister.

  2. The Best Man

    cjbeck71081 answered:

    I worked weddings for a living and once saw the best man get loaded, give a speech, and profess his love of the bride and how they had slept together two nights before. Open bar: 1, best man: 0

  3. Two Brides

    longsteved shared:

    Just prior to my sister’s wedding ceremony beginning, as everyone was getting in place and last minute things were being done in this big old Catholic Church, my Father notice a women with a confused look at the back of the Church and approached her, asking if she needed anything. She informed him she was the BRIDE, then opened a beat-up suitcase she had which contained something resembling a wedding-type dress. My Father, suspecting she had some mental health issues played along, suggesting that she may be in the wrong church. When that didn’t work, he slipped off and called the police. In the mean time, the lady walked up to my soon to be brother-in-law and said “Your aren’t going to leave me this time.”When the police pulled up to the Church, the lady spotted them and made a quick exit. Turns out she had a habit of pulling the stunt. My brother-in-law still occasionally reminds my sister that he had a choice on their wedding day, but still chose her.

  4. Left in an Ambulance

    cubs_070816 explained:

    the bride fainted, and hit her head hard enough to go to the hospital in an ambulance.no refunds, so they amazingly still had the reception. pretty subdued. we had a few drinks and just left.

  5. “Ditto”

    FutbolMasta added:

    Not a bad thing that happened for me, just really awkward. Went to wedding of someone from my church a few years back. When it came time to say the vows, he pulls out a sheet of paper and reads on for like 5 minutes, getting really intimate and pouring his heart out to her. It was kind of awkward tbh. But the icing on the cake was her response. When he was done, she just giggled loudly and awkwardly and got out “ditto!” That’s it. That was her wedding vow. So freaking awkward.

  6. Missing Bride

    PM_ME_UR_HAIR_COLOR answered:

    Bride never showed up.My cousin was the groom and had about 500 people in attendance. He got on the mic and said there’s no bride, so we had the party anyway. He married someone else 2 years later

  7. Wardrobe Malfunction

    RedIcingGuy wrote:

    Bridal face plant followed by a girdle breaking which led to the dress ripping.

  8. Admitted to Cheating

    UknowNOTHINjon shared:

    For me the absolute worst one was when the newlyweds were arguing at the end of the night, in front of their young son, she admitted to cheating on him. It all came out there and then in front of his family and he was devestated.

  9. Too Much To Drink

    Rosiebelleann shared:

    The groom was drinking heavily and by the time the cake was supposed to be cut, he was passed out at the back of the room. The bride was crying hysterically. Dad stepped in and cut the cake with the bride.

  10. Mother-in-Law Spat

    PM-ME-ELEPHANT-JOKES explained:

    Bride’s step-mother and mother got into a fight. Step-mother bit the mother. Wedding went to a screeching halt.

  11. Confetti

    theorangepanda99 wrote:

    There was like an 8 year old boy who had loads of confetti in his hand so I didn’t think much of it, turns out he thought it was sugar paper and ate all of, he then proceeded to projectile vomit everywhere through the middle of the ceremony. Was one of the funniest and most disgusting moments of my life

  12. Two Rings?

    jlmccuan added:

    After arriving 45 minutes after the ceremony was to begin, during the ring exchange, the groom gets this blank look and says he didn’t know he was supposed to buy her another ring. SIL slipped off her wedding band and handed it off to the preacher.

  13. Bouquet Toss

    xjrob85 answered:

    For the bouquet toss, a middle-aged guy forced his middle-aged girlfriend out onto the floor, then stood by her so she couldn’t leave. The bouquet was caught by an excited little girl. The guy proceeded to yank the bouquet out of the little girl’s hands, gave it to his middle-aged girlfriend, then ran off the floor cheering loudly to high-five one of his buddies. The little girl ran away crying.

  14. What’s the Address?

    FrankieBlackjack shared:

    Just as the bride started walking down the aisle, her grandmother had a sudden cardiac event. We had to stop the procession and start CPR in the aisle way.What’s worse is that we were in a large park, and people calling 911 couldn’t give the address. I ran to the rangers station, but it was locked. I broke a window screen and crawled through to use the land line EMS could trace and respond. She didn’t make it. As an added bonus to the horrible situation, I later found out the ranger had placed a hidden camera in the women’s restroom where the girls got ready/dressed for the wedding. He served jail time.

  15. Arrested

    najing_ftw explained:

    Groom got really drunk, trashed the suite, and got tased by the police before being arrested.