Drunken dancing, an untrustworthy comment in the speeches or a guest in an inappropriate outfit are to be expected at weddings, but some guests have taken rude behavior to such heights that it almost ruined the big day.
Brides and grooms from all over the US are attending a reddit wedding-embarrassing thread to share the horror stories that made their big day memorable for all the wrong reasons.
An ‘attention-seeking mother-in-law’ announced her own engagement at the rehearsal dinner, then appeared at the wedding in a ‘winter white mini micro skirt’.
Another bride told how an aunt took a piñata to a wedding so that the groom would have “something to get excited about” because his new wife was not a virgin.
American wedding couples talked about the rudest wedding guests they’ve encountered on Reddit. Stock shown:
Among the many wedding horror stories shared on the thread, one mother-in-law’s antics stood out.
“Instead of toasting the rehearsal dinner, my mother-in-law got up to announce that she was getting married next Wednesday. She wore her winter white micro miniskirt to the ceremony the next day,’ the bride said.
At the same wedding, the groom’s childhood best friend and his girlfriend showed up with drugs. and his mother ate more than half of the groom’s pie.
Another bride revealed that it was their officiant who “was over an hour late, brought her grown daughter, and ate all the bacon-wrapped scallops.”
A bride shared how she was scolded by one of her guests for not knowing she was engaged
“When we asked for a refund, she wrote a letter telling us we were going to hell,” the woman added.
And another bride told how her in-laws made off with the leftovers from the wedding cake so the couple didn’t get any.
“My husband was/is so stupid, we had really good cake with three different flavors and he didn’t even get a piece of the cake he chose,” she said.
There were other examples of thunder-thieving relatives, where a father delivered the speech he gave at his daughter’s wedding all about himself.
“My attention-seeking father broke off my sister’s speech, took the microphone and gave his speech to the witness,” the bride said.
People shared all kinds of horror stories, from attention-seeking mother-in-law to disapproving aunt
“One of the points in his speech was about how to deliver the first speech. Another point was that my husband and I hadn’t known each other very long (15 months) and we were kind of in a rush,” she added.
The poor bride explained she felt ‘hurt and ashamed’ but tried her best to forget the incident ‘because’ [she] I didn’t want him to ruin my wedding day.
Meanwhile, a guest recalled how a judgmental aunt brought a woman-shaped piñata to her sister’s wedding so that “the groom could ‘pop’ something that night. [the bride] was not a virgin.
“My cousin and I took care of it and thank goodness it never made it to reception,” she added.
A bride’s officiant was an hour late and told the couple they were going to hell when they asked for a refund.
An uncle was also sued for offering to pay teens to disrupt his brother’s wedding.
‘When I was 16 I sat next to my uncle at my other uncle’s wedding. He offered me more and more money to object. I didn’t, but at 16 it’s very tempting to keep $500 for yourself at a wedding,” one person recalls.
“My mom and dad walked from table to table and ‘quietly’ told everyone they were breaking up,” said another.
A family member was also criticized for giving a very memorable speech about childbirth.
“At my wedding (we’ve been divorced for a long time), my mother-in-law gave a speech that included all the details about my husband’s journey through the birth canal. More than 10 years later, my friends and family are still talking about it,” said one.
And one bride remembered her grandmother running away halfway through her wedding.
When it wasn’t grandmothers leaving the ceremony or uncles offering teens money to object, couples had to deal with college friends calling their wedding boring
“My grandmother walked out halfway through my vows. I still don’t know why, because we haven’t spoken since. She just said to my aunt, “Okay, I’ve had enough” and there she went to wait in my aunt’s car.
“My uncle had to miss the first half of our reception just to drive the old witch home,” she added.
When it wasn’t family members who ruined the couple’s weddings, it was their rude friends.
“The groomsman professed his love for the bride days before the wedding and then fainted from the heat at the altar,” said one.
“One of my college friends who was running late called my wedding boring to my face during the reception.” said another.