The Most Hilarious Wedding Day Fails
It’s supposed to be the happiest day of your life, but for every wedding that goes off without a “hitch,” there are so many more that spark hilarious failures.
Such as? We’re so glad you asked! The wedding-fail phenomenon has become so funny that “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon dedicated a segment of his show to them, inspiring the hashtag, #weddingfail. And boy has it been active!
In true Twitter form, Fallon quickly had a wealth of wedding horror stories to share from users. This one claimed that the wedding DJ played only karaoke versions of songs and “helpfully” provided all of the lyrics himself.
Sorry, dude, but you’re not going to “get signed” doing that.
This rather joyous groom named Marcus recounted on Twitter carrying his new wife across the threshold of their honeymoon suite, only to discover that their marriage bed was in the process of being improperly defiled by an imposter couple before their very eyes.
Fortunately, the fraudsters were booted from the hotel, and Marcus and his wife were given another room free of charge. Still, there are some things you just can’t unsee.
Getting Carried Away
We're sure this sounded like a good idea during the planning stages, but it ended with a trip to the hospital for both bride and groom. This Twitter user's cousin and newly minted husband were whisked from the ceremony in a horse-drawn buggy. Bride and groom fell from the conveyance mid-trip and were injured badly enough that they had to cut short participating at their own reception.
But at least they had cake…
Second Time’s Not the Charm, Bro
Another tweeter shared with the world that, as the best man, he started his speech to the lucky groom with the odd phrase “Welcome back, everyone!” since it was in fact his buddy’s second wedding.
The groom, however, was not amused.
Probability all but assures that one or two guests will show up to a wedding in the same dress, but what do you do when the mother of the groom strolls in … also wearing a wedding dress?
The awkward-as-hell photo was shared on Twitter by blushing (in more ways than one) bride Amy Pennza. The good news: Thanksgiving should be a cakewalk after this.
Three Grannies, One Dress
And speaking of wedding wardrobe doppelgangers, the most adorable wedding day fail comes thanks to Twitter user Alex Campisi, who posted the extraordinarily unlikely photo of three grandmothers all sporting the exact same blue dress on her big day.
It’s never explained how this happened, though — maybe the best Macy's sale ever?
Who Ordered Takeout?
There’s always going to be somebody who complains about the matrimonial food, but bringing your own???? According to this bride, her new mother-in-law brought plates of food to her catered wedding so that “their side of the family would have something to eat that they liked.”
Unless the bride was serving guests peanut butter pizza with a side of seaweed and whipped cream gazpacho, the MIL was way out to lunch here.
Blowin’ in the Wind
A star-crossed couple from New Jersey felt the wrath of hurricane-force winds on their special day, June 29, and this Twitter user shared the horrible video of his beach wedding tent being tossed about like a toy. However, he and his new bride soldiered on with the help of their guests and a truly hardy cover band.
“With the help of booze, family, friends, pizza, and Brian Kirk and the jirks we raged until the morning hours,” the new groom tweeted.
Wait, Who Are You Again?
Calling your partner by the wrong name in bed is often joked about (sorry, Tracy — I mean, Susan!), but if you think that’s bad, get a load of what one minister shared online about a particularly bad Freudian slip. Andre Lauzon tweeted that, while officiating a wedding ceremony, the groom inadvertently said the bride’s sister’s name during the exchange of vows.
“Things went downhill from there" is the understatement of the decade.
Collusion? No, Delusion!
Even when you don’t have money, you still want to do right by your besties when they ask you to be in their wedding. So, too, did one college student, who initially balked at the $400 price tag for the bridesmaid dress she was expected to wear. However, the story, which was shared on Reddit, goes that the maid of honor offered to pay for the student’s dress upfront and take installments later. So, imagine the young lady’s shock when she learned her dress was actually $200, not $400. She and several other bridesmaids confronted the maid of honor, who confessed that she and the bride were, in fact, siphoning the differences toward the bride’s outfit.
Needless to say, the scorned bridesmaids elected to become mere maids by dropping out of that wedding STAT.
So Cute We Might Barf
In the midst of a bride speaking her vows, the wedding officiant in this video suddenly turns away from the couple and, yep, loses her breakfast right in front of everyone.
Here’s “hoping” she was ill or ate something funky — and not that she considered the couple’s union to be overly saccharine.
Because weddings are usually a religious as well as civic occasion, the minister will typically pepper in biblical passages or bromides about having spirituality be a part of the couple’s new union. There’s a right way and a wrong way to do this, and Twitter user @Cpobh17 shared one instance of the decidedly incorrect one.
Going out on a limb here: The minister’s “correction” only made things worse.
Some Things Should Be Kept to Yourself
It’s hard for some parents to keep their thoughts to themselves, especially if they’ve had a few drinks and are handed a microphone. This father of the bride seems to think he’ll have to pay for everything as the newlyweds start their life together.
Let’s just say, if you’re going to say it, you better remember it.
The Ghosting Baker
You really must do your homework on your wedding vendors because, unfortunately, there are dodgy parties out there parting excited couples from their money. One particularly lucrative huckster was reported as delivering FAKE cakes to brides, while others never got theirs.
And, surprise, surprise, the baker has since disappeared.
There’s not much worse than an ex-mother-in-law showing up for the wedding to your new husband — dressed in black.
What exactly was she planning on doing?
Did Someone Say 'Subpoena'?
OK, maybe there are worse things, especially if it’s an epic wedding fail coming from your own mother.
There has to be a better time to serve the bride’s father a subpoena, right?
Letting Loose on the Dance Floor
Grandmas know how to have fun, too. This one apparently has a knack for wine and dancing — not a good combo if you’re over the age of 80 and prone to hip breaks. Yikes!
It sounds like Grandma's humor is still intact though.
An Unfortunate Twirl
Speaking of dancing, twirls are romantic and fairytale-like, until those long wedding dresses get in the way.
Luckily, this bride had a truly supportive partner on her side.
Just Married … Maybe?
This seems like a simple mistake but definitely a funny one.
Couldn’t the hired driver have helped the poor guy out?
Making a Splash
Steven Spielberg famously said his best advice for working on or near the water: Don’t do it. The “Jaws” auteur knew of what he spoke.
This director, however, turned working near water into comic gold in the independent film, "Chloe and Keith's Wedding." While this scene is fictional, it's a good warning to nervous best men everywhere: Always watch where you're stepping when water is involved.