People who've attended weddings that got ruined are sharing their stories — and I hope your floor is clean, because your jaw is about to be ON IT.
Reddit user u/lolfuckno asked the internet: "Those who have been to a ruined wedding, what happened?" Here are some of the top-voted responses:
1."My mother was a church organist, and attended many weddings. I suppose the story that stands out was of the bride who, when asked, 'Do you take this man...?' broke down and said, 'No, I can't — I don't love him,' and ran out of the church. It was a smallish town. People found out that she had met somebody new, and fallen hopelessly in love with him."
2."When I was maybe 4 or 5 I walked in on my uncle's wife-to-be and her maid of honor kissing the night before the ceremony. Little kid me must have casually dropped this into conversation with my dad. It all unraveled from there."
3."Waiting at the altar, the best man announced that the groom was coming out as gay and the wedding was canceled. Everyone laughed like it was a best man joke, but no, it was very serious. Bride was on the way in the car. She was not happy. All the guests had to wait while they sorted their lives out. In the end, they split the reception room in two, and each family had their own dinners."
4."Groom got so drunk the night before, he couldn't make it to the altar at the ceremony. They still had the ceremony with only the bride and her party, plus one of the groomsmen, who apparently didn't get wasted. Everyone there was shaking their heads the entire time. The groom did make one singular appearance for a few seconds at the reception. He looked like a zombie and was wearing street clothes. They divorced within six months."
5."I worked at a hotel. Groom and maid of honor get caught fucking on the roof. They leave in the limo that was supposed to be for the bride and groom. Would-be bride was inconsolable and sat in the lobby in her wedding dress and sobbed. Could not be moved or consoled. She just sat there and cried for hours."
6."Was at a lovely wedding. Really romantic. All candlelit. And the reception was lovely. Best man made a good speech, then at the end he said, 'Everybody raise your glasses to...' He said the groom's name, and then accidentally called the new bride the groom's ex-wife’s name."
7."My ex-wife's grandmother was in her 90s, in a wheelchair. While we're up at the altar, she won't shut up about the flowers and how they might need water. She's not talking quietly to her neighbor, she's yelling in her old lady voice. She didn't have dementia, she was very with it... She thought the flowers needed water. 'THEY LOOK TERRIBLE!' she yelled. One of the cousins, without saying anything, got up and started to just wheel her out. 'WHERE ARE WE GOING?!?!??' she yelled. We all got a chuckle at grandma and went on with the ceremony."
8."We attended a wedding for a family member who didn't have a lot of money. It was hosted at an inexpensive venue but was nice. My heart broke when only a third of the people invited showed up. You could see the hurt in the couple's faces. They came up to our table and said do you have any friends in [city]? They had all this food for 100 people but only 30 guests. They were willing to have complete strangers come down just so their money and food wouldnt go to waste. We hadn't handed over our card with cash inside yet, so my husband hit the ATM and added another $100."
10."The photographer asked the bride and her bridesmaids (my girlfriend was one of them) to go outside for some photos. Minutes later one of the bridesmaids came back asking for help: There were some swans that attacked the photographer, and the majority of the people around him were not doing anything much more than laughing at this guy, who was running around and screaming."
11."The groom's father groped both the bride and his daughter, my then-girlfriend, multiple times each. Ended up getting punched out by his son, and locked in a minivan for a few hours until he sobered up."
12."During the mixed gender bachelor party, the bride-to-be got in a spat with the groom and slept with another guy. Wedding was off the next morning. They lost $10k+. He took her back a couple of months later."
13."A fight broke out between father of the bride, brother of the bride and some guy who just happened to be staying at the hotel. In reality I don’t know how much of a ‘fight’ it was, more just the dad and brother assaulting some man. So anyway they were both arrested. Cut to the bride sobbing at breakfast because her dad and brother spent the evening of her wedding in jail and now face assault charges for what they did to this poor man."
14."Photographer was taking ‘jumping’ photos of the bride and bridesmaids, so they were all jumping in the air while wearing heels. Bride landed and dislocated her knee, then passed out and kept going in and out of consciousness. We called an ambulance who turned up and fixed her knee, but she wanted to continue with the wedding. She then had the first course of the meal and threw up down her dress, and had to sit with her mum in another room while everyone else danced etc."
15."Went to a coworker's wedding. The groom had planned to sing a song to his new wife and have fireworks launch as he was singing the last note. Well, that last note came but the fireworks did not. He held that last note for a good 10 seconds before he finally yelled 'MOTHERFUCKERS!!' and threw the mic down and ran to go fight the fireworks guy. No fists were thrown but somebody did end up in the lake. The party kinda broke up after that."
16."Father of the bride was doing the dance with the bride, in a very, very seductive and gross way. Like, WTF gross. The groom walked up and punched him square in the face. He dropped and was taken away to be attended to. Never woke back up."
17."Big wedding. Around 500 people. All the future wife's doing. She wanted the huge, $70,000 wedding. I was a groomsman. Pre-wedding, he's nervous as hell. All these people, has to be perfect, this is her dream wedding, yada yada. So at some point the whiskey gets pulled out. It went from a 'calm the nerves' few shots, to he's just about finished the bottle. We give him water, get him in the shower, and re-dressed. It's go time. Midway through her vows, he pukes all down the front of her dress. It was horrible, but it was great. They're going on eight years strong."