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People Discuss the Worst Wedding Disasters they Witnessed

This might be a random topic to write about considering that chances are if you’re in college you maybe have only thought about marriage maybe just about once. However, many people (including some I know) still choose to get married even if young, so I think it’s fair to say that marriage is a relevant topic even though you might not even consider it right now. In fact, in honour of my brother and his fiancée getting married this weekend (here’s to you, Kevin and Jen!), I decided to look and find a discussion thread on the subreddit r/AskReddit known as, “What is the worst thing you’ve ever seen happen at a wedding?” as well as Some answers may be edited for length and clarity.

(Note: this may be a confusing segway into the rest of the article but I chose to show answers for this post for entertainment purposes and not because I am anticipating anything like the situations below to happen this weekend. I figured I’d choose this as the topic to write about this week as a humourous read because let’s face it: weddings themselves are an expensive insanity).


1) “Divorced father of the groom started up about how much better his new wife was compared to his old wife, during his speech. On and on and the qualities of Asian women vs white women. I’ve never looked at my shoes so hard in my life.”

2) “Not a bad thing that happened for me, just really awkward. Went to wedding of someone from my church a few years back. When it came time to say the vows, he pulls out a sheet of paper and reads on for like 5 minutes, getting really intimate and pouring his heart out to her. It was kind of awkward tbh. But the icing on the cake was her response. When he was done, she just giggled loudly and awkwardly and got out ‘Ditto!’ That’s it. That was her wedding vow. So freaking awkward.”

3) “The groom was drinking heavily and by the time the cake was supposed to be cut, he was passed out at the back of the room. The bride was crying hysterically. Dad stepped in and cut the cake with the bride.”

4) “My friend proposed to what I really suspect was a meth addict at my other friend’ wedding. They knew each other for two f****** weeks.”

5) “I was an attendant in my best friend’s wedding. Her father walked her down the aisle and while he was not visibly drunk, he had a hard time walking behind her to sit in the pew. He stepped on her dress ripping it from her back down to her ass (her thong was red). They had to stop the wedding so that she could find safety pins.”

6) “At the reception, the bride received a tip to go out to the parking lot where she found her new husband making out with his ex-girlfriend. The ensuing fight came inside the hall and the party screeched to a halt. Both families were displeased and stuck him with ALOT of bills. We kept our gift.”

7) “During the best man speech, the best man proposed to the maid of honour. Totally stole the night from the bride and groom. Now the best man and maid of honour are in the process of divorcing.”

8) “Panic At the Disco’s “’I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ orchestral version was the wedding march.”

9) My cousin’s maid of honour had to be dragged out of the reception while drunkenly screaming, ‘IT’LL NEVER LAAAAAAST!!!’ Although executed in an awful manner, her prediction was accurate.”

10) “The groom’s parents started trying to mess with the seating arrangements at the reception causing the mother of the bride to go on a huge rant because they had paid for everything whilst the groom’s parents contributed nothing.”

Cosette Nelson


Hello! I am a student at SCAD’s Atlanta campus studying for a B.F.A. in sequential art. I am a staff writer for SCAD ATL’s HerCampus chapter and I write opinion-based articles based around current news, pop culture, mental health, and intersectional feminism. If you have any suggestions for article ideas, email me at [email protected]
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