Organizing a wedding means eventually finding yourself paralyzed — if only briefly — by anxious thoughts of something to go terribly wrong. While some train wrecks could’ve certainly been dodged, other situations are completely uncontrollable thanks to alcohol, weird family members, unorganized staff members and secrets that turned into word vomit (at the worst possible time).
And with that, here’s what a group of Redditors had to say about the worst thing that’s ever happened at a wedding they attended. To say these stories are nuts is an understatement.
1. It can’t get much worse than redditsmasher2‘s story
The brides father had a heart attack while they were reading their vows. He didn’t make it. Not a great way to start a marriage.
2. haveagreatsummerHAGS witnessed the worst possible 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.
3. keilwerth watched him take the fall
Nervous groom stood with his legs straight for too long. Fell forward and knocked himself out cold hitting the first step to the platform with his head.
4. SparkyBoy414 kept hearing the wrong name
During the “Man of Honor” speech, the guy repeatedly said the name of the bride’s ex instead of her new husband. Three times. “When I first saw [Bride] and [Bride’s ex], I knew they were perfect for each other”. Stuff like that. And he caught himself, too, every time. He was insanely embarrassed… but he still did it three times throughout the speech.
It was so awkward watching it happen… probably the biggest social trainwreck I’ve ever seen.
5. theorangepanda99 watched one kid confuse paper with food
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
6. PM-ME-ELEPHANT-JOKES said it started with the moms
Bride’s step-mother and mother got into a fight. Step-mother bit the mother. Wedding went to a screeching halt.
7. The groom probably didn’t remember what najing_ftw saw
Groom got really drunk, trashed the suite, and got tased by the police before being arrested.
8. RubyShyne‘s awkward story continues to get worse
One of my best friends weddings…..The groom got so drunk that he straight disappeared from the reception. Shit got real awkward when it was time for the wedding to be OVER. The venue was kicking us out and the bride and groom were supposed to take off in their vintage car and drive off to their honeymoon suite. The music went off, lights went on, and it turned into the guests searching for the damn groom. My husband finally found him in the parking lot basically face down on his lips. He helped him back into the wedding which was basically the most awkward walk of shame past the bride’s glaring dad and grandfather. The groom was too drunk to drive brides grandfather drove them to the hotel suite (which was a 30 minute drive). My friend (the bride) later told me that when they got in the room, her new husband, passed out cold on the bed and she had to wander the halls in her wedding dress looking for someone to unhook her dress for her so she could get out of it. 😦
9. What a bummer moment, according to idkmanitsausername
Bridesmaid had a seizure just as the priest said “you may now kiss the bride”
10. _Hugh_Jass went with his fiance “to the trashiest wedding in existence”
there were four separate fistfights, with the bride being involved in two of them. She threw the first punch in the second fight.
11. Bo_Shuda story is kind of hilarious in retrospect
At a cousin’s wedding my uncle was smashed and thought he’d had a stroke in the bathroom as he couldn’t straighten himself. Turned out he’d buttoned his waistcoat to his trousers and couldn’t stand up.
12. middle_sisTor9 witnessed a hot mess
My estranged aunt showed up to my sister’s wedding, already high on what we assume was coke, downed 2 glasses of wine, blamed my mother (her sister) for making her the way she was and then stormed out saying “I’ve gotta go get high/drunk”. This happened within 10 minutes before the ceremony started.
13. othybear had a truly sad bathroom break encounter
I once went to my husband’s friend’s wedding. I knew the groom but barely knew the bride. After the ceremony, I swung by the bathroom to make a pit stop. I walked in on the bride crying in the bathroom. Apparently, she didn’t want to get married but only did so because she and her husband had had sex, and it was her ‘duty’ to marry him (note: they’d had sex ONCE, and she wasn’t pregnant). We spend 30 minutes talking with her crying her eyes out before her grandmother turned up and took over for me. She was gone for 90% of the reception. Her husband was having a grand time dancing with his friends and really hadn’t noticed his wife was missing.
We lost touch shortly after the wedding. Years later, we ran into the guy, and he said that the two of them were still happily married and now had 3 kids together. Hopefully she’s genuinely happy and it isn’t him just being blissfully unaware of her unhappiness.
14. UknowNOTHINjon worked at a wedding venue for 4 years
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 devastated.
15. Pretty sure InsectGuru was at a Jerry Springer show
The bride’s mother stood up during the ceremony and began screaming that the bride was a lying whore who never loved her mother.