It's a day many dream of for years, yet it's a sad fact of life that not every wedding will be perfect. From shocking confessions to tragic outcomes, wedding guests dish out the details on the most horrific weddings they've ever attended.
Got Slapped In The Face.
“I was at a wedding where a girl stood up, talked trash about the bride and confessed her love for the groom who was an ex like 10 years ago. We all knew she felt this way, but didn’t think she would actually confess her feelings at the wedding. Maid of honor slapped her in the face and the girl was kindly escorted out” (Source).
True Love = Stabbing The Groom.
“My dad’s cousin got married about 18 years ago, and at the reception, the bride stabbed the groom in the gut with the wedding cake knife. Psycho b—h. They’re still married somehow. And it was definitely not an accident. My grandmother said they got into an argument about something stupid, and the bride lunged at the groom. This was after the cake was cut, and it was probably the only sharp object around. She’s violently flipped out on several occasions since, so I do not underestimate her general psychotic behavior. My family is pretty psychotic all around” ([Source]).
: http://It was definitely not an accident. My grandmother said they got into an argument about something stupid, and the bride lunged at the groom. This was after the cake was cut, and it was probably the only sharp object around. She’s violently flipped out on several occasions since, so I do not underestimate her general psychotic behavior. My family is pretty psychotic all around.
“A good friend of mine was getting married to a guy we all liked. He was a strict Catholic, refused to have sex before marriage, always went to confession. I was a bridesmaid and my husband was best man. When the priest said, ‘Is there anyone who objects to this wedding? Speak now,’ everyone giggled because the guy’s mom was giving the stink eye to the crowd, daring someone to speak up. The priest chuckled and began to talk again. ‘We come together not to mark the start of a relationship, but to recognize a bond that…’ ‘SCREW THEIR BOND! She’s pregnant with my baby!’ Turns out my ex-friend was having sex with the groom’s cousin. She was, in fact, pregnant by him and was hoping to trick her fiancé into thinking it was his. Her fiancé was livid. In the end, he forced her to pay his family back half the money they spent on their $75,000 wedding” (Source).
The Truth Comes Out.
“Couple of co-workers got married on a Saturday. At the reception, with at least a few drinks in him, the husband told his wife, ‘You know you weren’t my first choice.’ Monday morning, we found our wedding gifts on our desks” (Source).
Can’t Make This S–t Up.
“I have a brother who is about ten years older than me. This happened when I was fourteen at the time, and didn’t learn about the full extent of the events that happened until a few years later, when I was older and had a better understanding of things. My brother was one of the groomsmen at a friend’s wedding. Typical college sweetheart story, the bride and groom had dated all through college and he had proposed on their graduation day. Everything was all set for a beautiful summer wedding. However, the bride to be was having doubts. She had only ever had sex with one man, her fiancé, and knew that the groom to be was in the same situation. Apparently she had been reading a lot of ‘Sex and your Marriage’ self help books and she had come to the conclusion that lack of sexual experience was the number one destroyer of marriages. So she came to the groom with this idea that they participate in a foursome with the best man and maid of honor the night before the wedding. Brilliant, right? I swear you can’t make this s–t up. The groom to be fights the idea for a while, but his fiancée threatens to call off the wedding if he doesn’t go through with this. He talks with his best friend, he reluctantly agrees. She talks with her best friend, she reluctantly agrees. Everybody’s in (no pun intended). So the night before the wedding comes, and the four are getting plastered at the happy couple-to-be’s apartment. Here’s where s–t goes down. Apparently the groom drinks too much and can’t get it up and what essentially occurs that night is a threesome between the maid of honor, the bride and the best man. The groom, humiliated and distraught, leaves the apartment in the middle of the trio’s lovemaking and drunk drives his car straight into a freeway median. The wedding’s called off due to the accident, and the groom ends up paralyzed from the waist down” (Source).
Didn’t See That Coming.
“I have a friend whose fiancé ran his car off the road on the way to the wedding. He may have been trying to kill himself. Turned out he was actually gay and hadn’t been dealing with it very well” (Source).
Not The Right Answer.
“A friend of mine was at a wedding in Salford (UK) and it was a pretty rough crowd. When it got to the part where the vicar asks, ‘and do you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife?’ the groom looked round, shrugged and said ‘suppose so.’ Apparently, the father of the bride punched him later that evening” (Source).
“I had a kid with a man I was dating for a while. There was an age gap (he was about 20 years older). We agreed to get married after I got pregnant but when I arrived at the register office, he wasn’t there, I tried to make light of the situation by joking about how I was the one that should be late. But as the minutes turned to hours it dawned on me that I had been stood up on my wedding day. I was devastated. Turns our he had used a fake name with me and was already married with four other children” (Source).
Divorced The Very Next Day.
“I wasn’t there but my father was- this was the sequence of events. -Groom cuts a piece of cake to feed it to bride -Shoves the cake in her face to be funny -Bride stats crying/screaming and throws cake at groom -Father of the bride comes over and punches groom in the face -File for divorce the next day” (Source).
Getting Dragged Out By The Cops.
“My own wedding got called off mid-ceremony. I had just finished saying my own vows before being arrested by local police on a assault/domestic-violence charge. (I beat up my almost brother-in-law for stealing my car. For what it’s worth, he punched me in the face first but that doesn’t matter in my state.) Police didn’t care what was going on, I got carried out in handcuffs in front of ALL of my family. There are many negative consequences to having your wedding day ending like that beyond the obvious. Have never been able to repair my relationship with her family” (Source).
“My best friend’s ex was getting married to his longtime girlfriend. The new wife had two sons from a previous relationship. My friend and her ex also had two sons before they got divorced. The new wife was nice enough, but she was a bit uptight (to give you an example her two new stepsons are not allowed to call her by her name but they have to refer to her as ‘Miss Kate’). Up on the alter during the wedding the pastor asks the sons how they are feeling on this ‘joyous occasion.’ The younger of the two leaned forward and said into the microphone, ‘I honestly don’t like it. Her sons are bullies, they make me look at naked ladies on the computer and she hits me with a wooden spoon when I am naughty.’ My friend caught it all on her cellphone. Best wedding video ever” (Source).
Major Panic Attack.
“I attended a wedding where the groom, when asked to say ‘I do,’ passed out straight away, falling down a small flight of stairs. After coming to a few seconds later, he got a look of panic in his eyes and ran out of the building. Five minutes go by. Someone goes out after him. Then 10. Then 20. Several people have left now to see what’s going on. Now people are wondering if he’ll come back at all. He re-enters the church now, with only his mostly open tuxedo jacket on and a bare, hairy chest showing. He looks pale as a ghost. He apologizes for being ‘too hot’ (it was the middle of winter). He slowly walks up to the altar, bare chest showing. And the ceremony resumes. Chest hair and all. They actually did get married that way. But man, that was flipping weirdest wedding I’ve ever witnessed” (Source).
Slowly Losing It.
“I was supposed to go to a co-worker’s wedding. She had lost her mom to cancer a few years before, and then her father (who had been remarried to a woman she hated) took a turn for the worse, health-wise, a few weeks before the wedding. As the wedding day approached, she got more and more paranoid that her stepmother was trying to cut the family off from her father to get her hands on his money. By the day of the wedding, I got a call that the wedding had been called off because the bride was in the inpatient psych ward. They never did end up getting married; it was really sad, because except for being psychologically unstable, she was a really sweet woman, and her fiancé was crazy about her” (Source).
Wrong Time To Announce It Perhaps?
“A gal pal of mine came to work one Monday and related the events of what had been the most astonishing wedding ever. In the middle of the ceremony the bride halted everything and in front of everyone in the church she called off the wedding because the groom had f–ked the maid of honor the night before. Everyone went straight to the bar” (Source).
“Here’s a story my wife tells, from the trenches of wedding photography. She wasn’t at this job, but it sure left a mark on everyone who was there: the father of the bride walked his lil’ punkin’ down the aisle, to the alter, then turned, went back down the aisle, out the door of the church, to the parking lot, got in his truck and blew his head off with a shotgun” (Source).
An Eye-Opening Discovery.
“Flew into Atlanta for a friend’s wedding. This was pre-cell phone days. Someone came into the lobby and breathlessly said that the bride and groom got into a big fight and called it off. Sure enough, there was an announcement at the front desk the next day. Everyone from out of town sat around for two days hanging out in the hotel pool and hitting bars and gossiping. It was actually quite fun because we hadn’t seen each other in a while, so it was a college reunion basically. Finally heard from the groom a few days later when he called to apologize—turns out the wedding planning brought out the very worst in her, and he decided he didn’t want to be with her anymore. They never talked again” (Source).
Well That Was Awkward.
“A friend of mine was at a wedding a few years back where he knew the groom but not that well (if I recall correctly, they were work buddies and he had been a bit surprised at getting an invitation). During the reception, the best man stood up to give a speech. He began by greeting the newlywed couple, then congratulated their parents, and then moved on to inform the entire wedding party that he and the bride had been having sex for the past two or so years, the most recent time being two days before the wedding. In my friend’s words, ‘At this point the atmosphere in the restaurant was a bit awkward’ and he left at the earliest possible opportunity. Apparently the marriage didn’t last too long” (Source).
Don’t Party Too Hard The Night Before.
“I was not in attendance because I was like 2 at the time, but a cousin of my Dad was on the altar ready to go, then the groomsmen showed up with the groom still f–ked up from the night before. Groom threw up on the altar when he got up there. Wedding called off and the two never married. Great-grandfather prevented everyone from eating all the food at the reception and everyone just kinda went home” (Source).
“My mom was engaged to a guy before my Dad, and stood him up at the alter. About a week before the wedding, this guy she was engaged to started to grow a beard, with plans to shave it off before the wedding. Apparently, it had a very red tint to it, and she refused to possibly have kids with red hair. She left the man at the alter day of the wedding, never walked down the aisle and just walked out. Mom left a guy heartbroken because she wouldn’t have a ginger kid. Then I married a ginger” (Source).
It Was An Interesting Wedding…
“I was forced by my parents to go to my ex boyfriend’s wedding. When he saw me, he told me if I wanted him back he would call off the wedding right then and there. A little background story. We dated for a little over a year and he just one day broke up with me saying I ‘wasn’t the person God wanted for him.’ He then started dating my cousin 2 days after we broke up. My response: I looked him in the eye, grabbed his hand (lead him on for as long as I could) and said: ‘I am sorry. You are not the person your god wants for me. Go f–k off and never look at me again. It was an interesting wedding” (Source).
A Sign From God.
“My English teacher’s husband plays the organ at weddings. She told us that one time during the classic ‘is there anyone here present with a reason blah blah,’ a massive storm broke out with proper hardcore thunder and lightning. The families were very religious, so it took the priest a good 10 minutes to reassure everyone it was just bad weather, and God wasn’t angry” (Source).
The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants.
“I was a bridesmaid. All of the bride’s friends (including myself), her parents, and anyone else with half a brain had been telling her to get rid of him all along, and to definitely not marry him (no job, physically and verbally abusive). We’d given up by the time of her wedding, and I was trying to be happy for her. Instead of saying ‘I do,’ she just looked around the room and then ran back down the aisle. We were all dumbfounded, except for her father who yelled a variation of what we were all thinking, ‘Thank You, Jesus Christ” (Source).