Weddings are supposed to be joyous occasions filled with love, laughter, and celebration. However, things don’t always go according to plan, and sometimes the worst can happen. From unexpected confessions to unruly guests, weddings can take a turn for the worse, leaving guests with unforgettable stories.
A user asked the forum, What is the worst thing you’ve ever seen happen at a wedding? Here are the common responses.
GROOM FATHER’S SPEECH
“Divorced father of the groom started up about how much better his new wife was compared to his old wife, during his speech.
On and on and the qualities of Asian women vs white women. I’ve never looked at my shoes so hard in my life.”
“The sister of the bride, who wasn’t invited, showed up drunk and got in a fight with the bride until the father of the bride broke it up by putting the sister in a choke hold and dragging her out of the venue. The bride was surprisingly fine afterward. Source: I’m a wedding caterer.”
THE BEST MAN SPEECH
“I was at a wedding where the best man got up and explained how important this speech was to him because even though he has a stutter and public speaking is very hard for him, the groom had picked him.
It immediately became clear that his stutter was severe, but everyone, of course, looked at each other like, “Isn’t this amazing? What a touching moment.” It felt like a movie moment as he struggled forward into what we all assumed would be a poignant speech.
However, it quickly became clear that this was indeed one of the worst best-man speeches of all time, with him referencing exes, stories, jokes, and how hot he thought the bride was. But of course, it was all coming out in a slow, horrible stutter that made everything much, much worse. In the end, everyone was mortified except for him. He looked incredibly proud.”
FATHER PASSED AWAY
‘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.”
“My mother-in-law handed out an EP of my now sister-in-law to as many guests as she could & threw a fit in the middle of the dance floor later that night because I didn’t let her daughter sing with the band or karaoke. Her exact words were, “How dare you make today all about you.”
It was MY wedding day.”
“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.”
AWKWARD SPEECH AT A WEDDING
“Not a bad thing that happened for me, just really awkward. Went to the wedding of someone from my church a few years back. When it came time to say the vows, he pulled out a sheet of paper and read on for like 5 minutes, getting a deep 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.”
THE BRIDE GHOSTED THE WEDDING
“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 two years later.”
“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. Former Maitre d’Hotel.”
“Bride’s stepmother and mother got into a fight. Stepmother bit the mother. The wedding went to a screeching halt.”
“Groom got really drunk, trashed the suite, and got tased by the police before being arrested.”
GROOM’S FAMILY’S EMBARRASSING SPEECH
“Was at a wedding this summer. The groom’s family absolutely tore their son/brother apart during the speeches. They didn’t say one loving thing and went on to talk about all the mistakes he made during this life. The worst thing they brought up was how he was responsible for a car accident that put someone in a coma. I was cringing.
Edit: Oh, and one more travesty: dinner wasn’t served until 10 p.m.”
THE BRIDE’S BOYFRIEND SHOWED UP
“Ex-boyfriend of the bride got super drunk at the reception and started rambling loudly (heard by half the reception hall) about how the marriage was wrong and how she was the love of his life.
He was there with his then-new (presumably ex) girlfriend. Who knows why she invited him.”
THE BRIDE SINGING
“My dad’s friend’s son got married when I was a teenager. He’s a really cool guy, and we played Nintendo a lot whenever we visited. Anyway, the embarrassing story is about his bride.
She decided that she wanted to sing to him at one point during the ceremony, so she chose the song “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler. Midler is an alto. The bride was a HIGH soprano. Unfortunately, she couldn’t sing very well, either. So for several minutes, she squeaks this song out while he’s standing there with the most awkward look on his face. I think everyone felt embarrassed. I know I did.
The good thing is that they’re still happily married and have a daughter.”
FATHER RIPPED HER DRESS
“I was an attendant at my best friend’s wedding. Her father walked her down the aisle, and while he was not visibly drunk, he had a hard time walking behind her to sit in the pew. He stepped on her dress, ripping it from her back down. They had to stop the wedding so that she could find safety pins.
A GUEST CHANGING A BABY’S DIAPER ON THE FOOD TABLE
“I once worked a wedding where one of the guests thought it would be perfectly reasonable to change her baby’s diaper on a table where other guests were eating. I offered to show her the restroom where we had a baby changing station or even an empty banquet room, but the disgusting woman said she was finished and had the audacity to shove the dirty diaper at me and tell me to throw it away for her.
The other guests looked both disgusted and mortified.”
BEST MAN PROPOSED THE MAID OF HONOR
“During the best man speech, the best man proposed to the maid of honor. Totally stole the night from the bride and groom. Now the best man and maid of honor are in the process of divorcing.”
EX-HUSBAND SHOWED UP
“Ex-husband found out about the ceremony and showed up uninvited and drunk, making a big stink.
Luckily it was before the actual ceremony, so we just had to kinda strongarm him out of the building and remind him he wasn’t welcome.”
FAINTED AT THE WEDDING
“I fainted at my cousin’s wedding. I was the maid of honor. Fortunately, it happened as the bride and groom were walking back down the aisle at the end of the ceremony, so all the guests were watching them and looking the way. But it was caught on video, so everyone got to see it during the reception.”
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