Weddings Gone Wild
Planning a wedding can be stressful and expensive. To make it even worse, you have to deal with all of the funny and weird things that happen at weddings. In this article, we have a great collection of wild wedding stories from brides and grooms.
We’ve All Known a Jim
We had a relatively small wedding, only 100 people, including a whole group of my family visiting from across the country. My husband’s best man “Jim” managed to get drunk the night before the big day, and carried over into the morning. Anyway, no big deal, a lot of the bridal party were still a little drunk. Jim, however, managed to fall down, drunk, on the bus ride from our wedding venue to the hotel, and then proceeded to vomit out of the open bus window. All this happened while we were on a major highway. His vomit traveled down the side of the bus, spraying on everyone sitting behind him with a large mass of chunks going straight into the open window of my grandma and 80-year-old aunt. Needless to say, we don’t talk to Jim anymore. – Bethany S.
Worst Wedding Ever
So this wedding that we went to was a mess before it even started. Some highlights: The bride arrived 45 minutes late. The bride and groom had a fight at the alter and then another at the sweetheart’s desk a bit later. The bride was so drunk that she lay on the dance floor and told everyone to dance around her. The groom left early without the bride. But the best part of all was the aunt of the groom. All night, they had been playing Phil Collins, then the song Gangnam Style came on. As the groom started doing the dance where he jigs his hips, his aunt ran across the dance floor, pushed him over, and yelled, “Nobody wants to see that! Stop the music now!” as this happened the bride stumbled onto the dance floor and puked everywhere. Surprisingly however, they are still married. – Danika.
At the last wedding I attended the groom’s nephews absolutely stole the limelight while at the same time making everyone feel uncomfortable. During the ceremony, he had to be constantly shushed, told to sit down, and stop causing a ruckus with the other young boys in attendance.
During the reception, adults were given champagne, and the kids were given sparkling apple juice. The boys went around trying to sip out of the glasses of any inattentive adults, they must have managed to drink quite a bit.
Instead of hiring a photographer, disposable cameras were placed on the tables for reception photos. The boys worked out that if you slammed the cameras hard against your hand, the flash would go off. Needless to say, they ruined every single camera. They wouldn’t leave my aunt alone either. They hounded her for her wedding bouquet, complained constantly about the menu options, and kept asking why this event was going on for such a long time. The groom kept apologizing, and his sister and her devil child thankfully, ended up leaving early. After somewhat of a nightmare wedding, the couple ended up divorcing not long after. I feel like the wedding drama was an omen for things to come. – John H.
Pants Gone Wild
Lana and Jeff are a couple who postponed their wedding day, simply because the groom’s pants ripped! The groom had been wearing the pair of pants for the last few days, trying to stretch them out, as they were just too tight. They tore from his crotch all the way down to his knee, late at night just before the wedding day. With no other suit pants to substitute in and Lana being pedantic about her perfect day, they decided to postpone the wedding until the next weekend. Luckily for them it was only a small wedding! – Emma B.
Wendy’s Short Story
A girl that has had a crush on my hubby for quite some time, came to my wedding in a wedding dress, then sat on his lap during the reception and hugged him. I couldn’t believe that was actually happening on my special day! I’m so grateful for my three bridesmaids who quickly threw her out! – Wendy.
The Brother’s Girlfriend
At my wedding, during dinner, I turned to my husband and mentioned that my brother’s girlfriend didn’t look happy. During the speeches, I look over, and she looked quite inebriated, with her legs up on the table, and I could see she had decided to go commando that day. I tried to ignore it but was astonished at how rude her behaviour was.
Meanwhile, my brother was nowhere to be found. I tried to ignore as best I could, but found out later she had done a bunch of coke, plus the drinking, and was pissed off at my brother because it wasn’t them getting married! He got upset and frustrated at her, drank himself stupid, and passed out on the grass outside the venue! Fun times. – Jenna P.
What Is It About the Brothers’ Girlfriends?
Here is one from my own wedding. I invited my brother, whom I had not seen for almost 2 years. At the last minute, he asked if he could bring a guest. I agreed. We had buffets at the rehearsal dinner and at the wedding.
At the rehearsal dinner, his guest, a girl, pushes past the rest of my family and the wedding procession to the food line, and said, “Well, the bride has her food, so it’s my turn now.” My brother wasn’t even in line yet. She then kept him away from my family overnight before the big day.
At the wedding, she showed up in a dress the same color as my bridesmaid dresses. Same thing at the wedding buffet – she came up right behind my husband and me, then had the nerve to complain about the food when I was in earshot. She and my brother drank all night long, ignored me and my family, and when they left my somewhat inebriated brother insulted me and called me a drunkard. I only drank a single glass of wine all night.
I don’t even remember the name of the girl, but she appears in all the photos of my husband and I eating. – Anna Smirton
What a Rollercoaster
I got into a fistfight, the best man threw up during his speech, my cousins dress somehow caught on fire, my drunk uncle announced he was leaving my aunt for a 24-year-old, my cousin spilled the beans about my 19-year-old sister being pregnant and we all got food poisoning from the caterer. All in all it was a tragic event I wish I could forget. Never again. – Andrew F.
The Whole Thing Was Interesting
One of my oldest friends got married at the Renaissance festival, which was very befitting of her. I was the Maid of Honour and road-tripped for 2 hours with the rest of the bridal party split across two cars to the fairgrounds.
We were told beforehand that tickets would be waiting for us at the box office and all we had to do was tell them who we were with and we’d be let in. However, as it turns out, no such tickets existed. Reception at the festival was terrible. We called and called and called the bride and everyone in her family, but we were not able to get through to anyone!
All the festival employees could do is confirm there was a wedding taking place that day, but would not give us the name and refused to even go check to tell the bride that her entire wedding party was stuck outside. We sat outside in the courtyard entrance for about two hours as the time of the ceremony ticked dangerously ever closer.
Finally, with about 20 minutes to go, I spotted a white shape storming across the courtyard towards us. It was the bride, in her dress and with rollers in her hair. Somehow word had gotten to her about our predicament and she came to resolve the matter herself. She gave the employees at the gate holy heck over the matter and we were all rushed inside with the thinnest apologies you can imagine from them.
On top of all of that, she had paid for the bridesmaids’ hair and makeup to be professionally applied, something there was now no time for. Half of the flowergirls showed up with bedhair and no makeup at all and that’s how they entered the ceremony. I managed to put a sloppy, vaguely medieval-looking braid circle around my head as we walked to the backstage area where the procession was to begin.
Given the location, it was requested the bridal party dress in kind. Not the worst thing in the world, really. I was in college at the time and cash was scarce, but given that the bride and I have been friends since age 10 and I was the MOH, I wanted to make the most of it. I spent $60 on a “deluxe” medieval princess dress from Target with approval from the bride. It wasn’t exactly Game of Thrones quality, but neither did it immediately look like something I bought on the relatively cheap.
The rest of the bridal party didn’t put as much effort into it. They too seemed to do their shopping from the grocery store after-Halloween clearance bin, and it was a sea of crushed velvet, plastic swords, polyester blends so thin they were see-through, and one pirate costume. A high school production of Macbeth would have looked better.
The ceremony went off alright, even though regular festival-goers kept poking their heads in. At the reception, the groom tried to be funny and smash the cake into the bride’s face and it smeared her lipstick and somehow fell off the spoon and down the front of her dress, inside and out. It left a spot of an unfortunate shape and color down her bodice that her mom and sister desperately tried to get out.
The whole thing was interesting to put it nicely. At least it makes for a good story and some hilarious photos! – Angie P.
There were no tables and chairs at the venue. Literally none.
They had an open bar and a three-course meal, but absolutely no chairs. Everyone had to put their drink on the ground and hold their plate to eat.
It was the weirdest wedding event I’ve ever seen. Picture a big fancy wedding hall, everyone dressed in their Sunday best and holding hot, heavy plates.
Everyone just assumed that some sort of terrible thing happened where the tables and chair people didn’t bring them, but afterward I asked the bride what happened and she just said, “Oh, we would have had to pay extra for that.” – David Hamish.
My cousin who, let’s say, isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, thought that she had hired a caterer because she said to an acquaintance of hers at a bar one night, “You should do the food for my wedding.”
She waited until about an hour after the food should have logically arrived before starting to make some phone calls, only to find out that the “caterer” was on vacation in Costa Rica, and had no idea that the bride thought she was doing food for the wedding.
Domino’s came to the rescue two hours later. The reception being at a bowling alley with a keg in the middle of the dance floor was completely planned, however. – Erika Lowe.
The DJ and Girls Gone Wild
This happened at a friends’ wedding a few years ago. The DJ had screens up for slideshows of the bride and groom that were played during some of the songs. His screen-saver however, was a ‘Girls Gone Wild’ style video, which came on several times during the reception. We all saw lots of breasts on the screens that evening. I thought it was hilarious but some of the bride’s family didn’t think it was appropriate or funny even slightly. – Jeff.
Making a Clean Getaway
I went to a wedding for distant family relative because I was guilted into it. It was out in an open field.
At the end of the reception, the bride and groom didn’t have enough money to pay for the catering, so catering services quit on the spot. The bride then made an announcement that everyone was ordered to “stay and help clean up.”
We had to break down tables and chairs, carry the leftover food back to the hotel, take down the decorations, and so on.
I carried a chair up the hill and jumped in my car and left. I’ve never heard from them since, and I don’t care. – Wayne A.
My mom went to a wedding where the mother of the bride hated the groom. Before the wedding, the bride’s parents approached the groom with a list of things he had to change before they approved of him.
The list included things like, “Lose weight.” He was shocked and incredibly insulted.
During cocktail hour, the groom’s family got in a HUGE fight with the bride’s family. There was drunk people screaming and yelling everywhere.
The father of the bride got so worked up he punched the groom’s brother in the face.
The reception was silent during dinner and there were no speeches or dancing. They filed for divorce the following week. What a nightmare. – Eleanor H.
My cousin was not in contact with her birth father. He, for some reason, showed up to her wedding reception anyway. Everyone more or less tolerated him as no one wanted to be the one to ruin the wedding.
At some point, he made a pass at my mom and said pretty nasty comments to a 14-year-old girl that was there.
My mom let the comments he made to her go, but the father of the 14-year-old girl did not. He punched him the wedding crasher in the face.
When he got punched, he fell backward onto another lady, whose husband in turn jumped on him.
12 people, including my dad, all got arrested at the wedding. – Wendy
It’s an ‘Emergency’
I was working as a waiter at a wedding venue. Once, during cocktail hour before the reception dinner, this one couple kept taking two champagnes every time I came past them. They probably shouldn’t have but hey, I understand needing to be trashed at a wedding myself to tolerate it. Later on around the time dinner was starting, the wedding coordinator finds me, grabs me by the arm and says it’s an ’emergency.’ Two-flute-lady was sitting in a stupor against a wall outside the dining room crying about how she slept with the groom once, but now he paid no attention to her, and was throwing glasses leaving shattered glass everywhere. What a drama. – Foster.
The Fight Club
I worked at a large wedding venue for four years, so I’ve got many funny stories about weddings gone wild.
Having to stop a bride’s step-dad from hitting her over the head with a chair was a highlight. The whole room was just fighting with each other, and the best man kicked the mother-in-law.
At a different wedding, some drunk idiot bit the DJ, causing him to bleed, all because he refused to play a particular song request.
For me, the absolute craziest one was when the newlyweds were arguing at the end of the night, in front of their young son and a lot of wedding guests, and she admitted to cheating on him. It all came out there and then in front of his family. The groom was clearly devastated and went into shock.
Nice to Meet Ya
I went to a wedding in a huge manor house on a cliff overlooking the ocean in a hi-so part of the UK. The house was lit up by big floodlights in the floor pointing up at the house. When it got dark some guests ran inside to the bar/dance floor and shouted at people to come outside and look.
A man and a woman, who’d met for the first time at the wedding, were having sex below one of the floodlights. They didn’t realize however that their gyrations were being projected 50 feet high on to the side of the house! A perfect shadow of two shaggers. They were so embarrassed when they found out! It was absolutely hilarious, I still laugh about it every time I think of it. – Brendan Long.
A Flying Bottle
Some non-members of our country club rented the party room for their wedding. You could walk through the party room to get to the pool, or you could walk an extra 10 steps to get there by going outside and around the room. It was summer, so the pool was open.
The wedding posted some people at the door of the party room so when someone would try to cut through, they would be re-directed outside. Most people took this with grace and offered congratulations, except for one very intoxicated man.
He was mad he couldn’t cut through, but also that those people weren’t members and were using “his” country club. He started to raise a stink, to the point where the bride’s brothers went over to talk to him nicely: “We’re so excited for our sister and are sorry we’re making this inconvenient, but would you mind just taking the outdoor path?” and the like.
Eventually, the mother of the bride went over to talk to the guy as well. He was unrelenting. Like a broken record he kept parroting on about how he pays his dues and as such should be allowed to walk through the party room to the pool.
While he was talking to the mother, a bottle came flying through the air and drilled him smack bang on the side of the head. Everyone turned to see the bride, having thrown the bottle, screaming, “You’re ruining my wedding!” over and over again. The man gave up, dazed and injured, and stumbled off around the outside, mumbling to himself. Luckily he wasn’t seriously injured. – Karen S.
Moments of My Life
Our photographer had a stroke before the wedding but assured us she would still come and take pictures; she came, but without her camera. Our cat peed on my wife’s wedding gown then ran away the night before the wedding, forcing the bridesmaids to hunt through the neighborhood at night for it. The wedding cake was disgusting and in the wrong colors. The restaurant that was to host our rehearsal dinner canceled at the last minute, leaving us to cram 50-some people in the kitchen area of a local seafood place (who were extremely kind and accommodating). The mother and father of my bride showed up ten minutes before the wedding, not even dressed, wanting us to help them get ready. And for good measure, on our honeymoon, we had the license plate stolen off our car. Happily married for ten years now. – Xavier P.
Six Uninvited Guests
I went to a lovely wedding in the Mendoza region of Argentina. It was a destination wedding with amazing scenery at a posh and remote winery. All the wedding guests were also staying at the winery in their own cottages.
Around midnight, the DJ and dancing were in full force. Suddenly, six masked gunmen stormed the dance floor, ordering everyone onto the ground.
It was chaos. People started scattering, trying to hide in the vineyards. Those who weren’t lucky enough to escape were forced to give overall jewelry, wallets, and purses. This includes the bride and groom, who were stripped of their brand new wedding rings.
The gunmen went to the cottages, taking suitcases. One man was in his room, watching soccer. He fought back and was beaten. By some miracle, they skipped the cottages where the bride’s grandmother was sleeping. As well as the cottage where a pregnant guest was staying.
Thankfully a security guard escaped and called the police. Fearing a hostage situation, they waited until the gunmen loaded everything into the van and drove off. Then they gave chase. The van was abandoned, and they left behind all the loot, save the jewelry and money they could carry.
The beaten man ended up in the hospital but was okay. Those who hid in the vineyard didn’t show back up until the morning. Everyone thought they were hurt or worse. In the end, everyone was pretty shell-shocked.
We all took solace that everyone was okay, and it was a fantastic week and wedding. You know, up until the gunmen. – A.P.
Moonshine for Everyone
My uncle makes moonshine, so he had a ton of it to serve at his wedding. People were passing out, fighting, and setting things on fire. We ended up calling 911 because someone threw fireworks in the bonfire. That stuff is strong. What a great party though! – Eric A.
When Shit Hit the Fan
I worked the most amazing wedding ever! The marriage didn’t last 6 hours. I was bartending for the reception. Everything seemed pretty typical and standard as guests arrived, drank, and conversed. The wedding party arrived, and everything seemed to be completely normal. Everyone was happy, having fun, etc.
When it came time for the formalities, the bar closed, and everyone took their seats. The speeches began with the maid of honor and best man. Everything was going as per usual for a wedding – until the best man finished his speech and the food began to be served. The groom grabbed the mic after the best man’s toast and wished everyone a great night and a nice meal.
That’s when shit hit the fan.
After his good wishes, he asked for the attention of his best man and bride. He told them that he knew they were having sex behind his back for the entirety of the engagement and that he would be filing for an annulment on Monday.
He thanked everyone for coming and apologized to the father of the bride, saying “I would have called it off weeks ago, but I figured you would be way more pissed at your little princess when you couldn’t get out of the bill for the reception.” He turned to his wife and said “F*** Y**,” then turned to his best friend and said, “From what I overheard – I’m much bigger than you.”
Mic dropped – groom out the door – absolute chaos. Me and my fellow bartender looked on in amazement. We had to go into the kitchen to laugh and high-five each other.