When it comes to weddings, some grooms and brides turn a little crazy. Maybe it has to do with stress build-up or perhaps it’s just a realization that some people were nutty all along – and we’re just noticing it.
Here are some terrible wedding requests from Redditors that’ll make you question why people say “yes” to such off the wall demands.
1. MajorMustard was stuck at a “no umbrella” ceremony
Outdoor wedding with no back up plan on the shores of lake Michigan. Pouring rain and wind but the happy couple requested no umbrellas because they wanted to be able to see the faces in the crowd.
They were able to see the very wet and angry faces of people whose clothes were ruined while the bride and groom stayed dry under the gazebo.
2. bearded_booty didn’t sign up for this life-long request
At the reception the groom pulled me aside and told me it was my job as best man to make sure their marriage went well. I was supposed to check in and help them with marriage stuff to make sure they didn’t get divorced.
3. UncookedMarsupial is glad he didn’t pay
500 dollar pants. After I refused the bride freaked because it made the wedding party uneven. Groom bought my pants, I wore them once, they divorced. He seems a lot happier with his new wife.
4. The bride and groom didn’t want to be outshined by TheMackeroll’s relationship
I was a bridesmaid and my SO was a groomsman, and we were banned from looking at, speaking to or dancing with each other for fear of ‘out-cuting’ the happy couple. We’d been together for 5 years at this point.
We didn’t do it, but the request alone was outrageous.
5. Nottheworstplayer was in wedding party prison
Not being able to leave the head table to talk to my friends – the whole night
6. This was a pure bullshit request: notasugarbabybutok was only invited for the labor fees
Got asked to stand up for a wedding during culinary school for a high school friend. She said she didn’t want us to buy presents, but wanted us to help with various wedding things since it was a backyard wedding, like someone help with the flowers, another do favors, table setting, etc. She wanted to know if I could help with dinner. I said sure, and asked her what she wanted help with, figuring it was prep work for someone else to do.
No, she wanted me to handle the whole dinner. As in cooking for 200 people, as a 19 year old having only done a year culinary school. She also wanted me to help pay for the food I’d be making, as their gift. She wanted me to make caesar salad, potatoes au gratin, and roast enough ducks for 200, by myself, and pay for about half of it.
I was learning how to be a pastry chef. I explained and she just stared at me blankly. I told her I could do the cake easily enough, but she insisted she wanted a ‘real’ cake, from a bakery.
I told her there wasn’t any feasible way I could do it, not only because that’s fucking crazy, but because I literally wasn’t trained to do it, and I got disinvited from the wedding.
They apparently served bagged salad, boxed potatoes and broasted chicken from Walmart.
7. ILookLikeHyde shared a story about the bride’s mother who crossed the line
My friends were getting married, and my girlfriend and I were both in the wedding party. The bride’s mother suggested that my girlfriend get hair extensions to be in the wedding to not “ruin the photos” for her daughter. My girlfriend has very short hair, because she has Grave’s disease. Her hair has become very brittle and started falling out in clumps.
I’m sure it wasn’t intended to be rude, but telling somebody that have to put on a wig because you don’t think they look good enough to be in your daughter’s photos seems pretty terrible to me.
8. sunnyblizzard‘s sister is out of control
My sister addressed my invite to me and a male friend I had known for about 10 years. A male friend whom she had always had a huge crush on. Even better was that I had been dating my boyfriend for 2 years at this point, and my male friend was engaged. When I asked my sister why she put my friend as my plus one, and not my boyfriend, she said that she didn’t want some random guy in her wedding pictures. I went to her wedding solo. No surprise, she and her husband divorced 2 years later and I have been happily married to that “random guy” now for 15 years.
9. mysterypeeps‘s cousin had extreme bachelorette party demands
She demands not one but two bachelorette parties and wants one out of state, and of course expects the bridesmaids to pay for the whole thing. Again, lots of girls had to take off work for this. Also, most of her bridesmaids and friends are pregnant, underage, or have young children (meaning we had to line up child care for two entire weekends, because the wedding went until late that night).
10. Gooperchickenface was a bridesmaid to her sister
She demanded that I grow my fringe (bangs) out months before because quote “I don’t want anyone’s hair blowing in the wind, it all has to stay perfectly still”.
Also, i’m quite pale so she insisted I had to wear fake tan. I originally went bought a pale tan colour but the morning of the wedding she made me pile it on. It was pretty hot that day so subsequently, it stained my pale pink dress.
11. iamb3comedeath‘s friend wanted asses out for the photographer
My girlfriend was a bridesmaid and the bride wanted one of those pics where the bridesmaids lift their dresses to show their ass and the bride pretends to act all shocked. None of the girls were really down for it including my girlfriend since the dress was really tight and she was wearing a thong. Not to mention, the groomsmen and family members were hanging around. The bride got really upset because she saw the same kind of picture on Pinterest a few days earlier and wanted to replicate it.
She stormed off in the middle of taking pictures and didn’t return for about half an hour delaying the reception and their hungry wedding guests.
12. nowadaykid‘s sister-to-be basically asked for a face change
My sister-in-law insisted that I shave off my beard for the photos – a beard I’ve had for over 10 years, and will probably have on my dying day (I look like a toddler clean-shaven). She was eventually talked down by my brother, who pointed out that in a year it would look like they had a complete stranger in all their wedding photos.