Your wedding day is supposed to be the best day of your life (or one of them). So when weddings go wrong, all the pressure and expectations can make the smallest mistake look like a disaster of epic proportion.
A celebration of love can easily devolve into uncomfortable chaos — and that’s before the vows are even exchanged. Here, Redditors share their worst wedding experiences, and the results are both cringe-worthy and hilarious.
1. The bride and groom wanted to be paid.
“They started selling dances with the bride and groom for $50. Yes, this was a real wedding, not a strip club.”
2. The silent wedding.
“They had ‘I do’, etc on signs that they held up instead of actually saying it. They weren’t even going to read their vows aloud: just had them on scraps of paper that they exchanged and read silently until someone complained… No music, no drinks, nothing.”
3. When themes go wrong.
If you thought a “wedding theme” just meant the colours the bridal party wear, you are so, so naive.
“Oh, did I mention it was Superman-themed? The bridesmaids wore red low cut tanks with blue skirts and yellow knee high socks and the groom had the symbol on his tux,” divulged Redditor lip-stick-junkie.
“My parents went to one that was cat themed. Instead of bouquets the bridesmaids carried stuffed cats holding flowers down the aisle. The wedding favours were cat toys,” added theblondehippie. (Post continues after video).
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4. When you have more guests than sense.
“About three times more people than expected showed up. The receiving line lasted for the entire reception, and was occasionally interrupted for family photos as family members who had been stuck in traffic arrived. They did the receiving line until every single person had been greeted. It was almost 10pm by the time they finished. Then they crammed the cake cutting, first dance, and daddy daughter dance into about 15 minutes because people wanted to go home.”
5. When no-one will put up with Bridezilla any more.
“The reception was super nice, and was clearly very well planned out by the bride with cool centrepieces, handmade favours, nice food, all that. The problem was that the bride was such a stereotypical ‘bridezilla’ the previous months that no one wanted to be there. After dinner the dancing starts. Within 15 minutes, literally the bride’s entire family leaves…
“After an hour, there’s only about 30 people still around. Of 200 guests. The bride spends the next 20 minutes dancing alone, as [the groom] doesn’t dance. Finally, she approaches the DJ, gesturing slicing her throat, and the reception abruptly ends… I’ve never felt so uncomfortable.”