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Do Tell: What's the Worst Wedding Day Disaster You've Ever Heard?

Do Tell: What's the Worst Wedding Day Disaster You've Ever Heard?

Even after months and months of planning for a wedding, it's inevitable that something will go wrong. Whether it's a minor hiccup or a full-blown disaster, all brides have been there. So ladies, even if you aren't hitched, do tell, what was the worst wedding day disaster you've ever heard of or experienced?

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dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
My brother in law knocked over a huge candle stick holder during a very quiet part of the ceremony. Everything was perfect and when it happened no one could stop giggling. He quickly grabbed it and was so embarassed he walked outside for a minute for a breath of fresh air. Not so funny was a wedding I went to. I don't know what exactly happened but it went from a beach setting to an office where the bride worked. There we were with maybe just 20 guests in an office space... There she was in her gown. Someone used a tape player for music and a friend who was a notary public held the ceremony. A few candles were lit and her stupid father made a strange speech about not really accepting her husband due to his religious beliefs. Wow. I felt so bad and was so frustrated for them I cried after we left.
larissavip larissavip 8 years
Well this happened to me..my very good friend stood up my wedding and she was a bridesmaid! Your wedding day teaches you a lot. People who really care and love you will be there..those who cannot be happy for you will not be there on one of the biggest days of your life...
sunflowerchic79 sunflowerchic79 8 years
On my "wedding day", we got married in front of a Judge in District Court. My parents and ex-stepmother; my man's mother, his two brothers his aunt, his cousin, and our best friends were there. My ex-stepmom was taping everything to document the courtroom we were being married in and how it all went down. There was a woman and another couple waiting outside the courtroom. At the time, I paid no mind and thought maybe they were there for another wedding. All the sudden, the bailiff shows up, and says, "All arise, the honorable [judge] proceeding." We all look at each other like, HUH? Then the judge looked at my ex-stepmom and says, "Turn off the camara, this is a divorce proceeding." So, we had to watch a divorce before we got married! And I was in tears, with my makeup streaking and nose running! The judge took my man and I in the judge's chambers to pay for the services. He had the nerve to ask me if I had allergies!! So, we come out of the chambers get married. The whole time, I am crying. During our vowels, my man calls me "My Awfully Wedded Wife." And I choked up before I could say "To Have and To Hold." Then, we didn't even get a honeymoon because at the time my man worked at a company that wasn't paying enough taxes to the IRS and we had to send our "honeymoon money" to pay income taxes. Talk about a horrid wedding! And I have the tape to prove it!!
bikeagirl bikeagirl 8 years
I got married on Saturday and it turned out to be a total waste of time. I havent stopped crying, i feel so betrayed. My partner turned up off his head on drugs and alcohol. He was so rude and ignored me the whole day/night. Him and the bestman looked like they just steped outa the rubbish dump. I have only a few random photos with him n i together, no speeches no cutting of the cake no kisses nothing but heartache. Im gutted
drhotie92 drhotie92 8 years
wow i hope my wedding doesnt come out to be as bad as these stories.
sugarbean sugarbean 8 years
my friend was in a wedding party not long ago where they discovered the morning of the wedding that one of the bridesmaids had the wrong colored dress... and the bridesmaid with the wrong colored dress was pregnant. after calling ann taylor's all over the state, they managed to find the right dress in a size that might fit the pregnant bridesmaid in another city. who brought the dress to the wedding? one of the bride's sorority sisters who was (or had been) upset that she wasn't part of the bridal party. the offending bridesmaid was putting the dress on while the rest of the girls were lining up in the back of the church. thankfully, the dress fit!
morrighu morrighu 8 years
Hmm.... I've been to some really bad weddings... The worst one I went to the bride got left at the altar in favor of the best man. As one of the bridesmaids, I had a ringside seat for this. The groom stopped the wedding in the middle of the vows, looks at the bride and says "I'm sorry. I just can't do this." Then he looks over at the best man, "Come on, Toby. We're out of here." They kiss and leave together. I thought the bride's father, who was footing the bill for everything, was going to explode. Fortunately, the groom and Toby left before violence could ensue. My cousin, who sometimes I think isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, married the same douchebag twice. She's older than I am and was still married to Pete the first time when I was in high school. Pete spent one entire Thanksgiving hitting on me when I was about 16. He was about twice that age at the time. She finally gets tired of Pete and his bull so she divorces him. He's absolutely awful to her during the divorce. She's working as a waitress at this place and he'd come in with a date and pay the maitre d to seat them in her section, where he'd proceed to make out with his date while she had to wait on them. About 2 years after the divorce was final, she announces, much to everyone's surprise that she's going to marry Pete again. OMG! There were so many signs from God not do this. He got into a car wreck on the way to the church. My uncle had to go pick him up and one of my other cousins had to go and oversee the removal of the car because the policeman wouldn't let them "abandon" the car while waiting for the wrecker to come. She had car trouble and couldn't get there. Another cousin had to go pick her up. As soon as they got there, a storm blew in and lightening hit the church, knocking out the entire electrical system. The hair dresser left in disgust. So much for the wedding day 'do. There was blue fire shooting out the wall sockets and anything that was plugged in was smoking. The alteration people delivered the dress and it was the wrong one. My cousin is tiny. She wears a 0 but the dress that they brought would have fit an elephant. The best man didn't get the right shoes for Pete and the place was closed. Pete ended up wearing his cowboy boots with his tux. The ring bearer, who was 3, swallowed the rings so the rings they exchanged came from one of those 25 cent machines in the lobby of the local grocery store. The reception was just as big a disaster too. The flower girl fell into the punch bowl (red punch) while trying to help herself. The ring bearer knocked over the wedding cake and broke the ceramic cake topper into about a million pieces. The deviled eggs on the buffet made a lot of people sick. Thank god I'm allergic to eggs and didn't eat any. A glictch in the music system meant that the first dance was done to "Sweet Home Alabama" instead of the waltz they'd been rehearsing. At the end when it was time for everyone to go home, there was a big drunken brawl in the parking lot at the banquet hall over who was and was not sober enough to drive home. It pretty much became a his family vs. her family in about 35 seconds flat. Needless to say when she announced that she was divorcing Pete a second time, there was much rejoicing. The worst wedding I've heard of was the one in Australia where the groom found out his "bride" was a man on their wedding day. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17644830-13762,00.html The
LovebirdsFlying LovebirdsFlying 9 years
The only one in my experience was when the groom wouldn't kiss the bride afterward. It was an unfamiliar denomination, the minister hadn't specifically told him to, and he didn't know if it was "done" in that church. Numbskull. Yes, that was my own ex-husband.... I heard about one, didn't attend it, where the bride's younger brother decided to be a brat. When the minister called for any objections, the little monster raised his hand and said, "She can't cook!" Totally ruined sis's big day.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
My Aunt's wedding is a classic in our family. She's an ex stripper now hippie and she married a guy the same age as my older sister (and totally trashy). THey got married at an old Howard Johnson hotel. It was catered by a friend of theirs named Gnome. Yes Gnome. The officiant had to ask for Gas money the day before because he wouldn't have been able to make it without it. And he showed up in gray jeans and a t-shirt. We had to scramble to find decent clothes for him. When the ceremony part was over all the groomsmen changed out of their tux's and into jeans and t-shirts. Oh but before that they had to take pictures right? Well they had just bought a new mustang and John wanted to take wedding pictures in front of it, so they left to go get the new car. Everyone had to sit around and wait for like 2 hours while they went and got the car THEN took pictures. We couldn't eat or anything, but Gnome had already set out all the food. Oh man it sucked so bad.
Nicadema Nicadema 9 years
My story isn't awful--just proves that no matter how you plan, things will happen anyway. I was married December 2003 in a beautiful Victorian B&B decorated for x-mas. I live in California so the worst that happens is rain. I planned for that--the large porch was covered...so check! Alas the judge who was performing the ceremony was very soft spoken and right as he was performing the ceremony (the words of which were original--not your average vows and really lovely)the sky opened up and the rain was so loud that you couldn't hear a damn thing. Then, my poor husband had to stand in his place while ice cold water leaked through, landing on his head and running down his collar. I had also made very extensive arrangements for any small children (I had wanted no children present but that turned out not to be possible) to be taken care of in a place away from the ceremony. I was determined not to have a screaming or crying child disrupt the ceremony. Yeah. One of my friends had a 6 mos old son and kept getting around the people who were telling her to leave him with the baby sitters. You can guess what happened. Right after the rain started--so did the baby. She still had him with her!!! LOL Sheesh So much for that! And yes it was as disruptive as I feared it would be! LOL Basically no one heard a word. Before the cermony I had issues with the hairdresser who rushed me through my appt because she had something else to do--despite the fact that I had booked months in advance. The rooms at the B&B weren't ready when we arrived and waited for 3 hours to get in the room. None of my 4 bridesmaids showed up to help me dress as they were all too busy primping in their own rooms. I finally got into my dress with the help of two friends who WEREN'T in the bridal party fifteen minutes before I had to be ready to go. (can't lace yourself up in a corset!) Bridesmaids joined me minutes brfore I was to go down to the ceremony. Very helpful. I was really pissed at my Matron of Honor as I had been her Maid of Honor and had done EVERYTHING I could to make her day special and perfect. Favor not returned. LOL But I never lost my cool because I didn't lose sight of the real reason for the day--marrying the love of my life. After that...all the things that went wrong (and there were more) just made good stories to laugh about.
elainesmiles elainesmiles 9 years
A friend of mine was shopping at Walmart the night before her wedding when the church called her to say that they would be closed the next day because of snowstorms. They were asked to reschedule for the next week, but already had honeymoon plans-a cruise that was booked and couldn't be changed. So the church officials said, "Well, if you can get here in the next few hours, we can marry you tonight!" The bride and groom dropped what they were doing, and the family started a frantic phone tree: "the wedding is rescheduled to TONIGHT, COME NOW!" The bride hadn't showered, so she threw her hair in a ponytail and put on an old dress from home. The two of them drove in silence to the church over icy roads in near-blizzard conditions. When they went to the airport later for their honeymoon, most flights were cancelled, so the groom called one of his students, whose father is a pilot, to pull some strings. They were added to a flight to Vegas, and got to sit in the jumpseats where flight attendants normally sit. While on their honeymoon, they recounted their story, and lots of people offered to pay for their meals and wished them well. I believe they'll have a long and happy life together :)
jewlz784 jewlz784 9 years
My sister got married 2 years ago. The Monday before her Saturday wedding she started not feeling well (dizziness, vomiting). My mom and I took her to the doctor the next day where they treated her for vertigo. She started doing better until the day of the wedding. She wasn't able to walk down the isle, and she had to sit the whole time. She was able to get through the ceremony, but started feeling very sick afterward. Luckily some of the guests were doctors so she was rushed to the hospital. After many tests and trips to different doctors we found out that she had a brain hemorrhage. Luckily surgery was not needed and she hasn't had any problems with it since. We're still thinking of redoing the reception since she didn't get to see it or anything.
DEblissEP DEblissEP 9 years
Don't know if this is too late to post but: 1. My friend was getting married, and her wedding dress got burnt! It was a sign of things to come, her husband turned out to be a not so nice guy, and left her when she was pregnant. It was all for the best, she is doing fantastic now and her son is Adorable! 2. This was an Indian wedding, where the wedding dress tends to be two pieces, a top and a long skirt for the bottom. During the ceremony the bride and groom have to get up and walk around the holy scripture and then sit down again (a total of 4 times). Well, her outfit was very heavy and when the bride was getting to walk around,her skirt slipped down! She basically showed herself to everyone in the temple. 3. At the wedding reception, the bride and her mother-in-law got into an argument, drinks were thrown at each other. The husband stepped in and told the bride that he didn't want her mother to be treated as such, and that their marriage was over!
Dragonflye Dragonflye 9 years
My best friend's mom is on medication for some psychological problems. This can leave her with no filters when it comes to social situations. At my best friend's brother's wedding, her mom got up to make a speech to the happy couple. She proceeded to say how when they first met the bride, they thought she was a lesbian and the girlfriend of a friend of the family and not that of their son. She also said that they had hoped their son would have married the friend of the family and not the bride he picked, but sadly, it was not to be... The wedding speech is legendary as one of the most entertaining things I have ever been a party to.
mrsmiller mrsmiller 9 years
fun scenario from my own wedding: my husband and I went and picked out his ring at a department store. he gave it to me to keep and pack for the travelling... except I never opened it again until during the ceremony when I was supposed to put the ring on his finger - and the tags were still attached! the best man and I tried to pull them off with no success (all while laughing hysterically) finally my husband did it himself, gave the ring back to me, and I put it on his finger. after that, the minister told him to kiss my ring finger and "kiss those diamonds goodbye" I felt sooo stupid!! but at least it made it a really fun ceremony full of laughter... we're a goofy couple so I guess it kind of fits.
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