We’ve scoured Reddit in a bid to discover the most shocking wedding disasters. Users on Reddit were asked "Did you ever attend a wedding that was a complete disaster? What happened?" Prepare yourself, and take note - some of these are pretty bad…
"Recently attended a wedding this past September. Bride and groom have been together for 11 years, high school sweethearts, could not possibly be more excited to marry each other. Ceremony went great, quick, emotional, everyone cried. They used the same venue for both the ceremony and reception, and the bridal party were taking pictures when my boyfriend (who was in the wedding) asked if I could bring him out a drink. As soon as I got out there all the groomsmen were standing around while the bridesmaids and groom were flocked in a circle around the bride. She was sick to the point where she couldn't stand and had to be helped into the reception. This came out of NOWHERE. So they came in a did their first dance, danced with their parents, served dinner, and made an announcement that they were going to the hospital.
They missed their entire reception. The wedding continued on well into the night (because that's what they wanted) and as we were getting ready to leave we ran into them coming back to the hotel. Turns out it was a kidney stone."
"One of my cousins thinks he's a wedding photographer because he has a nice camera. We have to ask him to not take photos multiple times before any wedding and then he'll still bring it and take pictures during the ceremony.
At one of my friends' wedding, they had a seat reserved for the bride's dead mother with a framed photo of her resting on the back of the chair. My cousin sits down on that reserved chair in the front row, and loudly scraps it on the floor as he tries to scoot to another angle and drops the frame on the ground and it shatters. He then gets up and stands in front of the bride's family's side, blocking 10 people's view and continues to snap pictures. The groom's mom finally got up and escorted him out of the hall and the ceremony resume when she came back."
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"Well, here's my story, I'm a wedding photographer, fairly high end, in the Connecticut area. I do a lot of weddings for people that are... let's say well off.
2 years ago, spring wedding, ceremony in a church, fairly large group. Bride and groom is in their late 20s, best man is groom's uncle in his 40s or 50s. Ceremony starts without a hitch, bride is all done up in an expensive white gown, make up,. the usual, and she looks nervous as all hell. It's a wedding day right? I try to get the photos where she looks happy but she's not giving me much to work with at all.
Halfway through the ceremony, she starts to sway slightly, they get to the vows and she starts in to hers. She's not three words in and she loses her breakfast all over the groom, and herself. A commotion stirs of course as the bridal party try to rush to her aid and she starts sobbing. I of course stopped taking photos at this point and started really listening to what was going on. I figured she was sobbing about ruining her wedding, but no, through her wailing she admits she didn't puke because she was drunk or nervous, it was morning sickness. She continues wailing as the groom repeatedly points out they hadn't slept together yet. As another wave of vomit comes out, the groom asks her whose baby it is and she just gives a long guilty stare at the uncle. The groom turns to the uncle, and without missing a beat socks him in right in the face. Uncle goes down. Chaos ensues."
"The priest during the ceremony kept calling the bride "Elizabeth" despite her name being Kristin. The bride and the maid of honor tried to correct him but he was so old and hard of hearing that he just kept continuing calling her the wrong name."
"Bride vomited and peed on her wedding dress due to drinking too much, groom threw a glass through a window because he was very drunk that other guests were fighting, and an engaged couple broke up with the lady taking her ring off and throwing it at her now ex-fiance. This was all at one wedding. The cops came and shut the whole thing down by 2230."
"I went to a wedding last year that was a literal blood bath.
They had it in a barn. the barn door was open through most of the pre-reception setup and into the ceremony itself. At the end of the ceremony, they released a dozen doves.... They didn't realize that if you're going to release doves, don't release them anyplace near open ceiling fans.
Half of them flew back in, hit the metal fans, exploded. Blood was everywhere.
The bride was sobbing, it was chaos.
My wife and I kinda just left. There was no saving that."
...I think we'll leave it there.
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